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SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY


UNITY UNIVERSITY

Faculty  of DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Social Anthropology

Unity University officially launched BA Degree Program in Sociology and Social Anthropology in October 2008 with the following objectives:

  1. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The present curriculum is shaped to serve as a means of achieving the following general and specific objectives of the department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Unity University.

 

1.1 General Objectives

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology of Unity University seeks to provide a broad range of high quality courses that expose students to sociological and anthropological perspectives, leading to an understanding of our own as well as other societies and cultures. The present curriculum is inspired by the desire and commitment of the college to enable Sociology and Social Anthropology to play their rightful role in development process and enable them to take significant contributions to nation building efforts.

 

   1.2. Specific Objectives

         This curriculum is designed and revised to achieve the following specific objectives to:

      • produce graduates in Sociology and Social Anthropology who are capable of integrating social theory, research , and practice;
      • train manpower knowledgeable of the objective conditions of the country and capable of contributing to further understanding of those conditions;
      • produce graduates who are capable of participating in research aimed at the identification of the course and consequences of poverty and related social problems and generate data as inputs to the process of formulation of appropriate social policies;
      • produce graduates who will have the basic preparation for participating in the formulation of appropriate social policies and programs designed to expedite the process of social and economic development in both rural and urban areas;
      • equip graduates with the knowledge, professional skills and attitudes necessary for working with and mobilizing individuals, groups and communities from diverse cultures and multiple perspectives, for purposes of social development ; and
      • increase the capacity of graduates for independent or collaborative and multidisciplinary research, and cross-cultural understanding to promote processes of economic and social development at federal, regional and local levels.
  1. GRADUATES’ PROFILE

The graduates of the Sociology and Social Anthropology composite BA program from Unity University acquire wide-ranging conceptual, pragmatic, methodological and civic competencies that shall prepare them to undertake the following:

To discern and identify different perspectives, and assessing and applying theoretical frameworks to social realities;

To understand societies and cultures in their own terms, by identifying and breaking down euro-and ethnocentrism in research and practice;

  • To independently frame and execute research projects, and critically evaluate research findings;
  • To promote civility and civil discourse by imparting a sense of agency to communities, locally and beyond;
  • To apply sociological and anthropological perspectives to community and organizational problems;
  • To promote active participation and effective teamwork through the application of knowledge of group and organizational processes;
  • To establish links between analysis and public on different administrative and decision –making levels, including the local, regional, federal and global;
  • To coordinate multidisciplinary research projects by promoting an understanding of diverse cultures and perspectives;
  • To advocate on behalf of disadvantaged groups , including herders, minorities, the poor , the handicapped, the dislocated, famine victims, women ,children, etc. who require a culture sensitive and compassionate understanding to their causes;
  • To function effectively in positions like socioeconomic planning, rural and urban development, technology transfer, health and social service delivery, relief provisioning, labor relations, culture office, teaching, etc, where sociological and anthropological perspective and methods are in high demand
  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

     A candidate to join Bachelor Degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology must meet the

     following minimum requirements:    

  • Those who have completed preparatory program and passed higher education entrance examination qualification certificate according to the current cutting point set by the MOE as well as by the University. 
  • Graduate a recognized T.V.E.T. college/University at  level III or level IV and fulfilled the current requirements set by the Ministry of Education for the transition from T.V.E.T. level to degree program.
  1. DURATION OF THE STUDY

For students attending the regular degree program, three years is required, and for students in the extension program it requires above four years.

The total number of credit hours required to complete the study for Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Social Anthropology is 109 credit hours. Out of this, students will take 79 credit hours of main courses and 12 credit hours of supportive courses and 18 credit hours of general courses.

  1. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students will qualify for graduation at B.A. Degree level in Sociology and Social Anthropology upon satisfactorily meeting the following requirements:

    • Completion of the courses (Major, Supportive and General courses) as determined     by the Unity University Senate and the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
    • A student who scored an “F” grade in any of the courses shall not graduate without removing the “F”.      
    • After presenting a B.A. Senior Essay of about 75 pages that will have to be judged at least “satisfactory” by examiners.
  1. DEGREE NOMENCLATURE

The undergraduate program of Sociology and Social Anthropology leads to a first degree that will be called:

             “BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY

      “የአርትስ ባችለር ዲግሪ በሶሲዮሎጂ እና በሶሻል አንትሮፖሎጂ”

  1.  SUMMARY OF COURSES

Sociology and Social Anthropology curriculum is designed, and revised and classified into three categories. These are main courses, supportive courses and general courses.

 

        Main Courses

 

No.

Course

No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Con. Hrs.

Pre-requisites

 

MAIN CPOUSES

1

SOSA 203

Introduction to Sociology

3

3

None

2

SOSA 233

Introduction to Social Anthropology

3

3

None

3

SOSA 223

Social Research Methods I

3

3

None

4

SOSA 213

Social Institutions I

3

3

SOSA 203

5

SOSA 214

Social Institutions II

3

3

SOSA 213

6

SOSA 224

Social Research Methods II

3

3

SOSA 223

7

SOSA 234

Introduction to Anthropological theories

3

3

SOSA 233

8

SOSA 313

Sociological Theories  I : Classical Perspectives

3

3

SOSA 203

9

SOSA 323

Ethnography of Ethiopia

3

3

None

10

SOSA 333

Economic Anthropology

3

3

None

11

SOSA 314

Sociological Theories II: Contemporary Perspectives

3

3

SOSA 313

12

SOSA 324

Ethnography of Africa

3

3

SOSA 323

13

SOSA 334

Social Development

3

3

None

14

SOSA 344

Sociology of Work , Industry and Organization

3

3

None

 

No.

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Con. Hrs.

Pre-requisites

15

SOSA 354

The Anthropology of Pastoral Societies

3

3

None

16

SOSA 364

Gender, Culture and Society

3

3

None

17

SOSA 413

Social Policy, Planning and Administration

3

3

None

18

SOSA 423

Sociology of Criminology and Deviance

3

3

None

19

SOSA 443

Rural Sociology

3

3

None

20

SOSA 453

Political Anthropology

3

3

None

21

SOSA 463

Social Issues in the Contemporary World

3

4

None

22

SOSA 473

Methods in Social Intervention

3

3

None

23

SOSA 434

Rural Development

3

3

SOSA 443

24

SOSA 444

Urban Sociology

3

3

SOSA 443

25

SOSA 454

Fields of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation

3

3

None

26

SOSA 483

Senior Essay I

2

2

SOSA 223

 SOSA 224

27

SOSA 484

Senior Essay II

2

2

SOSA 483

Main Courses Total

79

80

 

 

SUPPORTIVE COURSES

 

1

Mgmt 212

Introduction to Management

3

3

None

2

SOSA 191

Introduction to Population Studies

3

3

None

3

Psyc 341

Social Psychology

3

3

None

4

Pmgt 302

Introduction to Project Management

3

3

Mgmt 212

Supportive Courses Total

12

12

 

 

GENERAL COURSES

 

1

ENLA 100

Communication Skills

3

4

None

2

ENLA 201

Sophomore English

3

4

ENLA 100

3

Stat 192

Introduction to Statistics

3

4

None

4

Phil 101

Logic

3

3

None

5

Phil 103

Civic and Ethical Education

3

3

None

6

Comp 105

Introduction to Computer Technology

3

3

None

General Courses Total

18

21

 

Grand Total

109

113

 

       Credit and contact hours are equivalent between old and new courses

  1. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MAINE COURSES

SOSA 203.  Introduction to Sociology, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

The main objective of this course is to familiarize with essential of Sociology: the course will briefly introduce the definitions, subject matter of Sociology; it indicates the relationships with other social sciences. It also introduces the ideas of some early founders of the discipline. The greater part of the course will dwell up on the definition of basic Sociological concept such as social values, social norms, and culture as well as basic element of social life (groups, institutions , society) the explanations of major theoretical and methodological approaches with regards to social interaction , institutions, social change and social processes.

 

SOSA 233. Introduction to Social Anthropology, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

The course, required for students majoring in Sociology and Social Anthropology, aims at providing a general introduction to Anthropology with emphasis on socio-cultural Anthropology. To achieve that is concerned with the definition, goals, and major branches and major perspectives of anthropology that distinguish it from other related disciplines. This will be followed by the seconds. The remaining three chapters will deal, respectively, with marriage and family, kinship and descent, and religion and world view.

 

SOSA 223, Social Research Methods I, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

This course outlines the theoretical and conceptual framework of research it deals with meaning and transformation of societies and social change; describes the meaning, purpose and significance of research; outlines the various sources, method of data collection and analysis of research; gives as an overview of the major steps in the research process, and signifies the role and place of ethics in conducting research.

 

SOSA 213. Social Institutions I, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - SOSA 203

Course Description

This course deals with three major social institutions: family, religion and education. Sociology of family will be addressed with sociological definition, structure and basic characteristics, mirage patterns, functionalist perspectives as well as transition and problems in family life. The course also examines religion also with its various definitions element secularization and conflict perspectives. Sociology of education would be investigated by including its definitions, development, theoretical analysis socialization, social control, government policy and social integration as well as dwelling on functional and conflict models of education, inequality in education, and roles of education.

 

SOSA 214. Social Institutions II, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - SOSA 213

Course Description

Social institution II deals with three interrelated social institutions: Polity, law and Economy. Sociological analysis of political institutions include: origins and development of sociological aspects of political thought, socio-political process and the polity and other social institutions. This course also examine the sociology of law focusing on similarity and difference between law and conventional morality, fields of substantive law etc. development of economic sociology, social analysis of economic process(production, distribution , consumption and exchange), and work as well as related issues will also be discussed.

 

SOSA 224. Social Research Methods II, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - SOSA 223

Course Description

This course is a continuation of social Science Research Methods I. it exposes and prepares students to practice-oriented research. Students deeply examine qualitative methods. It describes the use of various research methods such as interview method, survey method, field-research methods, documentary research, etc. it also undertakes project development of socio-economic survey, which prepares the learner to write senior essays.

 

SOSA 234. Introduction to Anthropological Theories, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - SOSA 233

Course Description

This course is designed to provide a temporal survey of the major paradigms and theoretical movements in anthropological though and method. The course begins with a consideration of the nature of science and scientific paradigms and then proceeds to a discussion of the emergency of anthropology and the discipline’s development to the present day structuralism; Cultural Ecology; Cultural materialism; Cognitive anthropology; Neo-evolutionism; Symbolic/ Interpretive anthropology; and post modernism

 

SOSA 313. Sociological Theories I: Classical Perspectives, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - SOSA 203

Course Description

The course covers the historical emergency of classical sociological theories via familiarizes students with economic, political and social back grounds for the development of sociology; the intellectual environment during the progress of the discipline and the funding father of sociological thoughts and their theoretical contributions.

                  

SOSA 323.  Ethnography of Ethiopia, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

This course deals with the ethnographic concepts and principles focusing on methods of Ethnographic research. It envisages the Ethiopian people’s from linguistic and ecological perspective and considers their socio-economic and political organization, examines similarities and differences. It pays special attention to multiculturalism and cultural pluralism, peaceful coexistence, competition and conflict, assimilation and accommodation, prejudice and discrimination, modes of interaction between the different cultures.

 

SOSA 333. Economic Anthropology, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

Introduces key concepts in Economic Anthropology , including the classification, types and evaluation of economic systems, theories of production, exchange, market , and consumption, concepts of reciprocity and redistriptive, the meaning of economy and “Economics” from anthropological perspective; major theoretical frame works, notably formalism, substantives, materialism and cultural ecology. The course concludes by considering the relations between economic and other aspects of social organization.

 

SOSA 314. Sociological Theories II: Contemporary Perspectives, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - SOSA 313

Course Description

The course is designed to familiarize students the major contending contemporary sociological theories; such as neo-functionalism, neo Marxism, Symbolic-internationalism ethno metrology, exchange and network and rational choice theories. Moreover, the course endeavor to provide deep in sights on major contribution and criticisms forwarded to these theories; it also examines theories of evolutionism and diffusions

 

SOSA 324. Ethnography of Africa, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - SOSA 323

Course Description

The course Ethnography of Africa reviews the social, economic, political and cultural patterns of the African societies as envisaged by social/ cultural Anthropologists.  The course relies on a wide range of ethnographic materials, in the attempt to familiarize students with a number of ethnographic issues including livelihoods, political, social organization, kinship and marriage, as well as world views and religion, rural transformations Urbanization, Ethnicity, political resistance.

Thus finally the students will have a better understanding of various aspects of African societies; they will have developed the ability to make distinctions, compare and contrast types of societies and gained a critical perspective on the ethnographic literature of Africa.

 

SOSA 334. Social Development, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Descriptions

The course is designed to conceptualize social development via defining and measuring human development, clarifying the impact of culture on development and understanding theoretical perspective in Anthropology and Sociology of development.

 

SOSA 344. Sociology of Work, Industry and Organization, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

A compressive introduction to sociological study of work, industry and organization: an overview of the nature, scope subject matter, historical development of the sociology of industry and organization, analysis of the nature of the work and industry, division of the labor; the sociology of formal organizations, bureaucracy and its structure organizational goals, approaches to organizational analysis; major theoretical perspectives in industrial and organization sociology (classical, human relations, structural, the labor process approaches): industry and industrial relation such as labor unions, collective agreements, labor laws etc. debates will be situated to the Ethiopian experience in industrialization and industrial relations.

 

SOSA 354. The Anthropology of Pastoral Societies, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

A general introduction to pastoralist, survey of the distribution of pastoralists worldwide, defining basic characteristics of pastoralist societies in terms of the physical and social environments they inhabit; examines major assumptions, myths, and generalizations of the dominant pastoral development paradigms, which constitute the discourse on pastoralist and in turn inform pastoral development polices of governments and international agencies. Also maps out the socio-economic and political context within which pastoralist operates in Ethiopia; the role of state and market forces in pastoral development, and processes of social exclusion, marginalization. Environmental degradation, conflict over resources of social exclusion, marginalization, and environmental degradation ventures. The course concludes by assessing issues relevant to the current and future of pastoral peoples.

 

SOSA 364. Gender, Culture, and Society, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

The course introduces theoretical perspective significant to gender study: status and roles of women in various social structures, institutions and organizations; status and problems of women in Ethiopia.

 

SOSA 413. Social Policy, Planning & Administration, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

Social policy and planning is a course that explores planning and policy –making as both problem –solving and development processes. It looks at policy making from the perspective of different focal actors including: government, non government, as well as the public and other interest groups. It examines the interplay between planning and national/organizational development, and review a couple of models

 

SOSA 423. Sociology of Criminology and Deviance, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

It consists of two major parts, Sociology of Criminology and sociology of Deviance. The first part (sociology of criminology) provides a brief survey of the historical development of the field of criminology, critical analysis and evaluation of the various criminological theories, with more emphasis on the sociological and - social theories, in order to reveal the relationship between the social structure and criminal attitudes and behaviors. The problem of juvenile delinquency, its extent and causes, with particular emphasis on the Ethiopian conditions will be discussed. Also focuses on central issues in the criminal justice systems (the police, prosecution, courts of the prisons), the various penal methods and conflicting views regarding the object of the penal system, the historical development and the current criminal justice system in Ethiopia, the values and draw backs of institutional and community –based treatment methods.

 

The second part (Sociology of Deviance) deals with the concept of deviance and the its relation to and difference from crime, biological, psychological and sociological theories of deviance, urbanization and deviance, specific types of deviant behaviors such as prostitution and other sex offences, alcoholism, drug addiction, mental disorder, gambling, homosexuality, suicide etc. Illustrations are drawn from the Ethiopian reality.

 

SOSA 443. Rural Sociology, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

The course focuses on rural sociology as a special field of sociology and covers themes such as definition of Rural sociology, notably “Rural” the subject matter of rural sociology, the correlation ships between rural sociology and rural development, approach to the farm and community, social interaction and its dynamic basis in rural; sociological issues in rural and form labor; land tenure and related sociological issues, social change and rural development, community social action landlessness , and strategies as well as perspective of peasant farming studies.

 

SOSA 453. Political Anthropology, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

This course tracks the development of political anthropology. Familiarizing students with a variety of approaches regarding power, political activity and political institutions, it traces the file’s emergency, enduring preoccupations, shifting trends and major influences. Conveying and assessing the specific and overarching contributions of anthropology to the study of political life, the ultimate goal of the course is to prepare students to comprehend and analyze political phenomena in the context of their own research. Moving between societies with few specialized political institutions and those with highly formalized political realms, the course seeks to capture political life in the fullest sense.

 

The class begins with a general introduction to the subject (the subject matter/specific concerns of political anthropology and other introductory remarks). Then it moves to an examination of the founding concerns of political anthropology with respect to political order in non-state and non-western societies which will be followed by considerations of

Contemporary political trends such gender and power, identity politics (Ethnicity and nationalism), and politics and globalization

 

SOSA 463. Social Issues in the Contemporary World, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.4

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

The course is designed to familiarize students with sociological and Anthropological perspective in assessing the pressing and key contemporary global and national (social) issues focusing on globalization and resistance, Sociology of health, environmental and resource management, poverty and food security.

 

SOSA 473. Methods in Social Intervention, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

The course is designed to familiarize, students with human problems affecting the individual, the family and the community; the social work methods of casework, group work and community institutions and resources.

 

SOSA 434. Rural Development, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - SOSA 443

Course Description

Objective and significance of rural development , basic elements of rural development, and change; cause of poverty and measures of level of rural development, theories of agrarian change, rural development policies and strategies, the importance of political will and grassroots’ participation, rural development policies in Ethiopia and related issues will be examined.

 

SOSA 444. Urban Sociology, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - SOSA 443

Course Description

The course is designed to familiar students with the field of urban sociology by introducing the origin and development of urbanization, characteristics of urban centers patterns of the city, theories of urbanism, and urban pathology and theory

 

SOSA 454.Fields of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

Various areas of concern of social welfare; the developmental, preventive and remedial functions of social welfare; the major fields of social welfare such as social security, family welfare, child welfare, and youth welfare; issues related to the integration of the marginal groups with the main stream society; the various modalities of social intervention such as working with individuals, groups and communities. Also covers problem identification, priorization, program planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, as well as budget design and administration.

 

SOSA 483. Senior Essay I, Cr.hrs.2, Cont. hrs.2

Pre-requisite - SOSA 223, 224

Course Description

This is a course that deals with students’ research project which engages students in integrating their theoretical and research knowledge in to research practice. In the module students are individually involve in proposal designing andreport writing. Moreover, the students are able to exercise their theoretical knowledge in the real world. It is hoped that they have been doing this while they were taking different courses of the department as partial requirement of specific courses. Since this is only partial in nature, there is a need for course for which application of theoretical knowledge is complete requirement. The students were also given quantitative and qualitative research methods which they can use as tool for research.

 

SOSA 484. Senior Essay II, Cr.hrs.2, Cont. hrs.2

Pre-requisite - SOSA 483

Course Description

This is a module in the program that deals with students’ research project which engages students in integrating their theoretical and research knowledge in to research practice. In the module students are individually involve in proposal designing and report writing. Moreover, students are able to exercise their theoretical knowledge in the real world. It is hoped that they have been doing this while they were taking different courses of the department as partial requirement of specific courses. Since this is only partial in nature, there is a need for course for which application of theoretical knowledge is complete requirement. The students were also given quantitative and qualitative research methods which they can use as tool for research.

 

SUPPORTIVE COURSES  

Mgmt 212. Introduction to Management, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

This course focuses on the basic concepts and principles of management, the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling, and their relationships to key issues in management practices, such as leadership and motivation. Decision making and effective communication are also discussed

 

SOSA 191. Introduction to Population Studies. Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

Population dynamics is one of the main factors that strongly affects and being affected by the socio-cultural and economic situation of a country. The understanding of the changes in economic conditions and social setting by and large dependence on the analysis of the changes in components of population change. This course, therefore, attempts to explain the three main components of population change. Besides, it endeavors to expound the basic methods of measuring the components. These enable the students to relate population dynamics to economics and socio-cultural elements.

 

Psyc 341. Social Psychology, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

This is a sub-discipline of psychology that involves the scientific study of the behavior of individuals as a function of social stimuli. The course is designed to help students conceptualize the nature of human behavior in social setting and the implications thereof. Basic facts and principles in areas such as such as social stimuli; consensus and communication in groups; the products of socialization; the impact of group membership on individual behavior shall be considered. The implication behavior in daily interactions with other will also be discussed.

 

SOSA 302.Introduction to Project Management, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - Mgmt 212

Course Description

The course deals with definition, characteristics and project analysis; programs Vs projects; project life-cycle; more importantly deals with human aspects of project management. It also examines the role and skill of project manager; project structure; project management functions and activities; generations of project ideas; project environment as well as preliminary screenings and rating index; market and demand appraisal; technical and supply appraisal; financial evaluation; project monitoring and process of evaluation ; and conducting skill of reporting writing the result of the project.

      

GENERAL COURSES  

 

ENLA 100. Communication Skills, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.4

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

This is a course in which help learners get exposure to the language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) including grammar and vocabulary. Learners also get the chance to develop basic language learning strategies such as working out word meaning from context, note taking and making , making presentations, and a lot others.

 

ENLA 201. Sophomore English, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.4

Pre-requisite - ENLA 100

Course Description

This course primarily equips learners with basic writing skills. To this end, such topics as mechanics, sentence joining and improvement, the process of writing, paragraph and essay writing are included.

 

stat 192. Introduction to Statistics, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

Meaning of statistics; methods of data collection; methods of data  presentation; measures of location; measures of variations; moments skewness and kurtosis; counting techniques; concept of probability (class approach); probability distributions: Binomial ,Poisson, Normal and chi-square; sampling and sampling distribution of the mean and proportion; elementary description of the tools of statistical inference: Basic concepts; Estimation (point and Interval) for the population mean and proportion; hypothesis testing on the population mean and proportion; chi-square test of association. Each topic should being with motivating examples.

 

Phil 101. Introduction to Philosophy (Logic), Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

Logic as one of the disciplines of philosophy is concerned with the formulation of principles of correct thinking. Since the times of Aristotle logic has been recognized as fundamental importance to all intellectual activity which aims at what is called truth. It is the arbiter of all human reasoning. The dictum “logic is the dispenser of hazy and confused thinking” indicates the importance of a course in logic.

 

The course attempts to familiarize students with the topics: Basic concept of logic, “Three laws of thought” arguments and argument form, recognizing argument in passages, deductive and inductive arguments, definition and the criteria for correct definition , formal and informal fallacies, immediate and mediate inferences, the different types of syllogisms, etc

 

Phil 103. Civics and Ethical Education, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

This course is designed to be offered as a common course to all trainees in the degree program in order to produce responsible, well-informed, and competent citizens. The course encompasses the basic concepts of Civic and Ethical Education, state and government, the values and principles of democracy, issues related to citizenship and patriotism, concepts of constitution and constitutionalism fundamental human rights and major issue of development, basic ideas of international relations and contemporary issues.

 

Comp 105. Introduction to Computer Technology, Cr.hrs.3, Cont. hrs.3

Pre-requisite - None

Course Description

This course introduce fundamental of hard ware and software of computer systems and including how data are represented in the computer, the theoretical and practical session are given in parallel.   

 


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