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  • Mission of the Department

Civics and ethical studies Department has the following missions:

  • Enhancing the capacity of students in the field of civics and ethical studies.
  • Unify the mind setup of students through civic virtues.
  • the ethical values of the community.
  • Inspire the community to be engaged in various developmental endeavors of its specific area in particular and in the country in general.
  • Play pivotal rolein Strengthen the developmental relationships between the university and the community.
  • Promote the overall activities of the country.
    • Visions of the Department
  • Create significant professionals.
  • Build a community with sagacity of patriotism.
  • Create participatory society for its development.
  • Create central school of professional competency which show or create a difference.
  • Promote Ethiopian traditional and modern thoughts to the world.
    • About the Department

The Department of civics and ethical studies has been established at a department level on September 2012 with 12 permanent staff members. Since then the department has had tried to launch different seminar and other events unfortunately none of them succeed. Currently the department enrolled about 320 regular students and made necessary preparations to enroll additional 100 students.

The program will provide deep insight and knowledge about civics, ethical values and social and legal frameworks. In addition the program includes among others, moral philosophy, political philosophy, international organizations, human rights, governance, democracy, introduction to philosophy etc.

Elective courses include English, Civic and Ethical Studies, Logic, Psychology, Sociology, Information Technology, with a special relationship between the fields of study as well as practical application.

  1. Objectives
    • General Objectives

To provide the widest needs of the national market with graduates who have a good knowledge and competence in the vast area of Civics and Ethical Studies; who have developed a remarkable degree of civic capacity and moral standards so that they could play an exemplary role to the society

  • Specific Objectives
  • To supply competent professionals of civics and ethical studiesfor public undertakings, private sectors, NGOs, etc;
  • To furnish knowledgeable experts for Para-institutional activities like elections, national campaigns, international relations and conflict resolution task – forces, police, justice offices etc.
  • To provide competent professionals for different actors at national, regional and international level in influencing the process of democratization, securing national interests and economic development
  • To produce graduates with the knowledge of industriousness, self-reliance, the pursuit of knowledge, saving and community participation
  • To produce graduates who have the courage to fight against social evils in the community like corruption, harmful cultural practices, social discrimination, human rights violations etc
  1. Profiles of the graduates

A graduate of Civics and Ethical Studies Department is expected to be able to:

  • Public service rendering, personnel and resource administration professionals;
  • Public relations, external relations, and publicity professionals & planners of public, private and NGO associations;
  • Private service sector professionals, organizers of cooperative and associations, business process and staff organization professionals;
  • Professionals in duties of public sectors like anti-corruption, Women’s Affair Offices, offices of labor and social affairs, micro–enterprise associations, and self-help and self-employment organization;
  • Advisors, managers and heads at civic issues and undertakings in organizations like general and regional public elections, civics education organizers and educators, etc.
  • Professional in civil service reforms, particularly developers of ethical principles and standards, civic duties, citizens’ manuals, etc.
  • Professional inspectors and supervisors on issues of human, civil, political as well as socio – cultural rights like those of children, women, the disabled, minorities, etc.
  • Trainers, educators and promoters of human rights, environmental protection, indigenous culture, historical and natural heritages etc.
  • Social–work professionals on national and international levels, managing humanitarian crises, like mass refugee problems, resettlement, rehabilitation, etc.
  • Professional experts in conflict management and resolution at individual, group, national, regional, and international level with expertise knowledge of causes of conflicts.
  • Futures think–thanks, advisors, grievance analysts, idea providers, etc, at national, regional, district and city level law making councils; executive bodies and the judiciary.
  • Teaching professionals and researchers in civic issues and undertakings;
  1. Admission requirements

Entry to the Bachelor of Arts in Civics and Ethical Studies is allowed students who successfully completed their preparatory education in the field of social sciences are generally eligible to be admitted to the department’s or program’s regular and continuing education programs. The University shall set different entry requirements for enrollment in the continuing education programs.

  1. Regular Degree
    1. Directly from (preparatory program) who successfully passed the entrance exam according to the MOE criteria with social science background.
    2. Social science background preferable but not mandatory
  2. Summer, Extension, and Distance Degree
    1. Students who have diploma (12+2) with social science field, students who successfully passed the minimum requirement in that specific year, with social science background, and who meet the specific criteria set by the department of the respective institutions;
    2. Students who have diploma (12+2) in non social science disciplines but who have taught Civic and Ethical Education at different levels for more than 2 years;
  • Students who have diploma with the new program (10+3) as determined by the decision of the MOE and, Readmission as per university legislation
  1. Graduation requirements
  • Degree (BA)
  • 181 ECTS
  • A minimum CGPA and major GPA OF 2.00
  • No “F” received in any module
  • Degree nomenclature (both in Amharic and English)
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  • The Degree of Bachelor of Arts in civics and ethical studies.
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