Ethics and Development Practice

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ethics and Development Practice

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies, Ethics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The objective of this module is to explore the theories behind ethics and the development process, and investigate examples of real ethical issues and choices that arise during development practice. Finally the module aims to impart practical skills to participants on how these issues may be resolved.

    Module Content:
    History of Ethics
    What is ethics?
    Ethics and Development
    Critique of development and a search for alternatives
    Ethical theories and principles
    East African ethical principles
    Global ethics
    A Theory of Needs
    Methodologies for ethical decision making
    Culture and management
    Best Practices related to Cultural Practices
    Lessons from ?Do No Harm?

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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