Courses Catalogue

Development Ethics

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Doctor of philosophy of development studies programme
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course examines the concept of ethics, their origins and types, mainly development, professional, and work ethics. The course also looks at the pertinent theories of ethics such as Kantianism, utilitarianism, and equality and their relevance to development. The course concludes by analysing ethical issues in Africa and the developing world, such as corruption, tribalism, wars and conflict, and the loosers and benefactors.

Course Objectives

By the end of the Course Unit, students should be able to:

  • Define concepts related to professional and development ethics
  • Analyze the theories of ethics and their relevance in development
  • Examine the causes and effects of ethical issues like corruption to development
  • Explain the ways in which workers deviate from their professional ethics
  • Discuss the importance of professional ethics in development

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Course Unit, students should be able to articulate and adopt especially development, work and professional ethics and appreciate their relevance in development.