The Discipline offers the following programs: 

Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Economics (duration 04 years)
Master of Social Science in Economics  (duration 1.5 years)
Master of Development Studies (MDS) (duration 16 months)
Master of Development Policy and Studies (MDPS) (duration 16 months)

 


 

Syllabus for BSS (Hons) in Economics Program

Effective from Session 2012-2013

[Approved in 142nd Academic Council Meeting of Khulna University held on 18.01.2014.]

 

Table 01: Program Summary

Program duration 4 years
Number of terms 08
Credit requirement Minimum credit to be earned 148.0
Credit from Core/Optional courses Minimum credit to be earned from core courses 125.0
Minimum credit to be earned from optional courses 23.0

 

Table 02: Credit Distribution by Status of the Courses

Year Term Core

Courses

Optional

Courses

Total Credit Theory

Courses

Sessional

Courses

First 1 18.5 0.0 18.5 15.0 3.5
2 18.5 3.0 21.5 18.0 3.5
Second 1 18.5 6.0 24.5 21.0 3.5
2 17.0 6.0 23.0 18.0 5.0
Third 1 19.5 7.5 27.0 24.0 3.0
2 12.0 12.0 24.0 21.0 3.0
Fourth 1 12.0 13.5 25.5 21.0 4.5
2 9.0 18.0 27.0 21.0 6.0
Total 8 125.0 66.0 191.0 159.0 32.0

 

Table 03: Course Distribution by Status of the Courses

Year Term Core Optional Total Theory Sessional
First 1 7 0 7 5 2
2 7 1 8 6 2
Second 1 7 2 9 7 2
2 7 2 9 6 3
Third 1 7 3 10 8 2
2 5 4 9 7 2
Fourth 1 4 5 9 7 2
2 3 7 10 7 3
Total 8 47 24 71 53 18

 

Table 04: Credit Distribution by Nature of the Courses

Year Term Departmental Non-departmental
Number Credit Number Credit
First 1 4 11.0 3 7.5
2 6 15.5 2 6.0
Second 1 8 21.5 1 3.0
2 8 21.5 1 1.5
Third 1 9 24.0 1 3.0
2 8 21.0 1 3.0
Fourth 1 9 25.5 0 0
2 10 27.0 0 0
Total 8 62 167.0 09 24

 

Year 1; Term 1

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
Econ 1101 Microeconomics I Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 1103 Mathematics for Economists I Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 1104 Sessional on Mathematics for Economists I Core 0 4 2.0
Econ 1105 Bangladesh Economy I Core 3 0 3.0
Soc 1151 Government and Politics Core 3 0 3.0
CSE 1152 Computer Application Lab. Core 0 3 1.5
Eng 1153 English Core 3 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 5,   Sessional courses 2

Core courses 7,   Optional courses 0

15 7 18.5

 

Year 1; Term 2

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
Econ 1201 Macroeconomics I Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 1203 Statistics for Economists I Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 1204 Sessional on Statistics for Economists I Core 0 4 2.0
Econ 1205 Bangladesh Economy II Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 1206 Bangladesh Economy − Fieldwork and Studio Core 0 3 1.5
Econ 1207 Economic Geography Core 3 0 3.0
Soc 1251 Principles of Sociology Core 3 0 3.0
BA 1253 Principles of Accounting Optional 3 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 6,   Sessional courses 2

Core courses 7,       Optional courses 1

18 7 21.5

 

Year 2; Term 1

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
Econ 2101 Development Economics I Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 2103 Mathematics for Economists II Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 2104 Sessional on Mathematics for Economists II Core 0 4 2.0
Econ 2105 Population Studies Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 2107 Agricultural Economics Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 2108 Economic Activities Study − Fieldwork and Studio Core 0 3 1.5
Econ 2109 Money and Banking Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 2111 Poverty and Inequality Optional 3 0 3.0
BA 2151 Management Optional 3 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 7,   Sessional courses 2

Core courses 7,       Optional courses 2

21 7 24.5

 

Year 2; Term 2

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
Econ 2201 Development Economics II Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 2203 Statistics for Economists II Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 2204 Sessional on Statistics for Economists II Core 0 4 2.0
Econ 2205 Rural Development Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 2206 Rural Development Issues − Fieldwork and Studio Core 0 3 1.5
Econ 2207 Resource Economics Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 2209 Patterns of Economic Development Optional 3 0 3.0
Econ 2211 Financial Economics Optional 3 0 3.0
CSE 2252 Computer Application in Database Management Lab. Core 0 3 1.5
Total Theory courses 6,   Sessional courses 3

Core courses 7,       Optional courses 2

18 10 23.0

 

Year 3; Term 1

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
Econ 3101 Microeconomics II Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 3102 Sessional on Quantitative Techniques for Economists Optional 0 3 1.5
Econ 3103 Economic Planning Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 3105 Public Finance Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 3106 Fiscal Management – Field Work and Studio Core 0 3 1.5
Econ 3107 Environmental Economics Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 3109 Urban Economics Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 3111 Economics of South-western Bangladesh Optional 3 0 3.0
Econ 3113 Managerial Economics Core 3 0 3.0
BA 3151 Business Communication Optional 3 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 8, Sessional courses 2

Core courses 7, Optional courses 3

24 6 27.0

 

Year 3; Term 2

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
Econ 3201 Macroeconomics II Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 3203 History of Economic Thought Optional 3 0 3.0
Econ 3205 Research Methodology Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 3206 Research Methodology − Field Work and Studio Core 0 3 1.5
Econ 3207 International Economics Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 3208 Current Economic Affairs − Field Work and Studio Core 0 3 1.5
Econ 3209 Economics of Informal Sector Optional 3 0 3.0
Econ 3211 Entrepreneurship Development Optional 3 0 3.0
BA 3251 Marketing Principles Optional 3 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 7, Sessional courses 2

Core courses 5, Optional courses 4

21 6 24.0

 

Year 4; Term 1

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
Econ 4101 Applied Economics Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 4102 Thesis Synopsis Core 0 6 3.0
Econ 4103 Econometrics I Optional 3 0 3.0
Econ 4104 Sessional on Econometrics I Optional 0 3 1.5
Econ 4105 Regional Economic Development Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 4107 Industrial Economics Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 4109 Islamic Economics Optional 3 0 3.0
Econ 4111 Economics of Climate Change Optional 3 0 3.0
Econ 4113 Institutional Economics Optional 3 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 7,   Sessional courses 2

Core courses 4,       Optional courses 5

21 9 25.5

 

Year 4; Term 2

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
Econ 4201 Project Planning and Evaluation Technique Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 4202 Thesis Core 0 6 3.0
Econ 4203 Econometrics II Optional 3 0 3.0
Econ 4204 Sessional on Econometrics II Optional 0 3 1.5
Econ 4205 Transport Economics Core 3 0 3.0
Econ 4207 International Finance Optional 3 0 3.0
Econ 4209 Geographic Information System Optional 3 0 3.0
Econ 4210 Geographic Information System – Lab. Optional 0 3 1.5
Econ 4211 Economics of Disaster Management Optional 3 0 3.0
Econ 4213 Globalization and International Cooperation Optional 3 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 7,   Sessional courses 3

Core courses 3,       Optional courses 7

21 12 27.0

 


 

Syllabus for MSS in Economics Program

Effective from Session 2013-2014

[Approved in 142nd Academic Council Meeting of Khulna University held on 18.01.2014.]

 

Table 01: Program Summary

Program duration 18 months
Number of terms 03
Credit requirement Minimum credit to be earned 36
Credit from theory / sessional courses Minimum credit to be earned from theory courses 30
Minimum credit to be earned from sessional courses 06
Credit from core / optional courses Credit to be earned from core theory courses 12
Minimum credit to be earned from optional theory courses 18

 

Table 02: Credit Distribution by Status of the Courses

Year Term Total Credit Core

Courses

Optional

Courses

First 1 30.0 6.0 24.0
2 30.0 6.0 24.0
Second 1 21.0 6.0 or 9.0 15.0 or 12.0
Total 3 81.0 18.0 or 21.0 63.0 or 60.0

 

Table 03: Number of Courses

Year Term Core Optional Total Theory Sessional
First 1 2 8 10 10 0
2 2 8 10 10 0
Second 1 1 2 3 0 3
Total 3 5 18 23 20 3


Table 04: Nature of the Courses

Year Term Departmental Non-departmental
First 1 10 0
2 10 0
Second 1 3 0
Total 3 23 0

 

Year 1;Term 1

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
Econ 5101 Advanced Microeconomics Core 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5103 Development Issues and Approaches Core 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5105 Agricultural Economics and Policy Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5107 Environmental Economics Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5109 International Economics Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5111 Economics of Banking Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5113 Labor Economics Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5115 Islamic Economics Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5117 Economics of South-western Bangladesh Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5119 Food Security and Livelihood Pattern Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 10, Sessional courses 0

Core courses 2, Optional courses 8

30.0 0 30.0

Year 1;Term 2

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
Econ 5201 Advanced Macroeconomics Core 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5203 Methods in Social Research Core 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5205 Economics of Industry Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5207 Natural Resource Management Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5209 International Business Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5211 Economics of Public Policy Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5213 Health Economics Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5215 Ethics in Economics Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5217 Climate Change and Disaster Management Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Econ 5219 Advanced Econometrics Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 10, Sessional courses 0

Core courses 2, Optional courses 8

30.0 0 30.0

 

Year 2; Term 1

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
Econ 6102 Thesis* Optional 0 9.0 9.0
Econ 6104 Project* Optional 0 6.0 6.0
Econ 6106 Internship* Optional 0 6.0 6.0
Total Theory courses 0, Sessional courses 3

Core courses 1, Optional courses 2

Core* 0 21.0 21.0

N.B.: (*) marked courses are mutually exclusive and one of the above (*) marked courses is compulsory.

 


 

Syllabus for Master of Development Studies (MDS) Program

Effective from the Session 2013-2014

[Approved in 142nd Academic Council Meeting of Khulna University held on 18.01.2014.]

 

Table 01: Program Summary

Program duration 16 months
Number of terms 04
Credit requirement Minimum credit to be earned 48.0
Credit from theory / sessional courses Minimum credit to be earned from theory courses 42.0
Minimum credit to be earned from sessional courses 06.0
Credit from core / optional courses Credit to be earned from core theory courses 18.0
Minimum credit to be earned from optional theory courses 24.0
Minimum credit to be earned from Thesis / Project / Internship* 6.0
*All are optional but one is compulsory  

 

Table 02: Credit Distribution by Status of the Courses

Year Term Total Credit Core

Courses

Optional

Courses

First 1 24.0 6.0 18.0
2 24.0 6.0 18.0
3 21.0 6.0 15.0
Second 1 12.0 6.0 6.0
Total 4 81.0 24.0 57.0

 

Table 03: Course Distribution by Status of the Courses

Year Term Core Optional Total Theory Sessional
First 1 2 6 8 8 0
2 2 6 8 8 0
3 2 5 7 7 0
Second 1 1 1 2 0 2
Total 4 7 18 25 23 2

 

Year 1; Term 1

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
MDS 5101 Fundamentals of Economics Core 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5103 Theories and Approaches in Development Core 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5105 Agriculture and Rural Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5107 Sociology and Anthropology of Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5109 NGOs in Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5111 Livelihood and Food Security Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5113 Poverty and Inequality Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5115 Population and Gender Studies Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 8,   Sessional courses 0

Core courses 2,     Optional courses 6

24.0 0 24.0

 

Year 1; Term 2

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
MDS 5201 Statistics for Social Research Core 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5203 Resource Management and Sustainable Development Core 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5205 Urbanization and Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5207 Governance and Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5209 Political Economy of Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5211 Education and Health in Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5213 Trade and Aid in Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5215 Industry and Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 8,   Sessional courses 0

Core courses 2,     Optional courses 6

24.0 0 24.0

 

Year 1; Term 3

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
MDS 5301 Research Methodology Core 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5303 Project Management Core 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5305 Globalization and Regional Integration Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5307 Ethics in Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5309 Contemporary Development Practices Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5311 Climate Change and Disaster Management Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDS 5313 Human Rights and Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 7, Sessional courses 0

Core courses 2,     Optional courses 5

21.0 0 21.0

 

Year 2; Term 1

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
MDS 6102 Research Paper* Optional 0 6.0 6.0
MDS 6104 Internship* Optional 0 6.0 6.0
Total Theory courses 0,   Sessional courses 2

Core courses 1,       Optional courses 1

Core* 0 12.0 12.0

N.B.: * marked courses are mutually exclusive and one of the above (*) marked courses is compulsory.

 


 

Syllabus for Master of Development Policy and Studies (MDPS) Program

Effective from the Session 2015-2016

 

Table 01: Program Summary

Program duration 16 months
Number of terms 04
Credit requirement Minimum credit to be earned 48.0
Credit from theory / sessional courses Minimum credit to be earned from theory courses 42.0
Minimum credit to be earned from sessional courses 06.0
Credit from core / optional courses Credit to be earned from core theory courses 18.0
Minimum credit to be earned from optional theory courses 24.0
Minimum credit to be earned from Research Paper / Internship* 6.0
*All are optional but one is compulsory  

 

Table 02: Credit Distribution by Status of the Courses

Year Term Total Credit Core

Courses

Optional

Courses

First 1 24.0 6.0 18.0
2 27.0 6.0 21.0
3 24.0 6.0 18.0
Second 1 12.0 6.0 6.0
Total 4 87.0 24.0 63.0

 

Table 03: Course Distribution by Status of the Courses

Year Term Core Optional Total Theory Sessional
First 1 2 6 8 8 0
2 2 7 9 9 0
3 2 6 8 8 0
Second 1 1 1 2 0 2
Total 4 7 20 27 25 2

 

Year 1; Term 1

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
MDPS 5101 Fundamentals of Economics Core 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5103 Theories and Policies of Development Core 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5105 Agricultural Policy and Rural Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5107 Sociology and Anthropology of Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5109 NGOs in Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5111 Livelihood and Food Security Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5113 Issues on Poverty and Inequality Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5115 Population Policy and Gender Studies Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 8,   Sessional courses 0

Core courses 2,     Optional courses 6

24.0 0 24.0

 

Year 1; Term 2

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
MDPS 5201 Statistics for Social Research Core 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5203 Resource Management and Sustainable Development Core 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5205 Urbanization and Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5207 Governance and Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5209 Political Economy of Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5211 Education and Health in Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5213 Trade Policy and Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5215 Industrial Policy and Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5217 Environmental Policy and Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 9,   Sessional courses 0

Core courses 2,     Optional courses 7

27.0 0 27.0

 

Year 1; Term 3

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
MDPS 5301 Research Methodology Core 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5303 Project Management Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5305 Globalization and Regional Integration Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5307 Ethics in Development Core 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5309 Contemporary Development Practices Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5311 Climate Change and Disaster Management Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5313 Human Rights and Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
MDPS 5315 Public Policy and Development Optional 3.0 0 3.0
Total Theory courses 8, Sessional courses 0

Core courses 2,     Optional courses 6

24.0 0 24.0

 

Year 2; Term 1

Course No. Course Title Status Contact Hour Credit
Theory Sessional
MDPS 6102 Research Paper* Optional 0 12.0 6.0
MDPS 6104 Internship* Optional 0 12.0 6.0
Total Theory courses 0,   Sessional courses 2

Core courses 1,       Optional courses 1

Core* 0 24.0 12.0

N.B.: * marked courses are mutually exclusive and one of the above (*) marked courses is compulsory.

 

 

 

 

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