SYLLABUS OF ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT

Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSS) in Economics

Degree Requirements:

(a) Duration of the Program:

The program BSS (Hons) in Economics requires 4 years of studies. Each year consists of three semesters while each semester is defined by fourteen academic weeks.

(b) Total courses & Credit Hours:

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Economics consists of 46 courses having 138 credit hours.

Admission Requirements:

  • For students under National Curriculum- At least 2nd division in SSC and HSC and no 3rd division. In the new system, minimum GPA requirement is 2.5 in both SSC and HSC.
  • For English Medium students- O level in 5 subjects and A-level in 2 subjects with minimum GPA of 2.5 at each level.

Curriculum Structure

Sl. No.Course ComponentsCredit
1.General Educational Development (GED) Courses27
2.Departmental Core Courses66
3.Courses on Major Area of Specialization30
4.Courses on Minor Area of Specialization09
5.Thesis06
Total138

Courses

Course Code (Old)Course Code (New)Course TitleCredit Hour
ECO 101ECO-1101Principles of Economics (I)3.0
ECO 102ECO-1102Introduction to Mathematics (I)3.0
ECO 103ECO-1103Introduction to Statistics (I)3.0
ECO 104ECO-1104Introduction to Computer Skill (I)3.0
ECO 105ECO-1201Governance3.0
ECO 106ECO-1202Basic Language English (I)3.0
ECO 107ECO-1203Introduction to Sociology3.0
ECO 108ECO-1204Introduction to Mathematics (II)3.0
ECO 109ECO-1301Principles of Economics (II)3.0
ECO 110ECO-1302Introduction to Statistics (II)3.0
ECO 111ECO-1303Introduction to Computer Skill (II)3.0
ECO 201ECO-2101Microeconomic Theory (I)3.0
ECO 202ECO-2102Macroeconomic Theory (I)3.0
ECO 203ECO-2103Economy of Bangladesh (I)3.0
ECO 204ECO-2104Economic System and Development Patterns3.0
ECO 205ECO-2201International Trade and Finance3.0
ECO 206ECO-2202Microeconomic Theory (II)3.0
ECO 207ECO-2203Macroeconomic Theory (II)3.0
ECO 208ECO-2204Economic Geography3.0
ECO 209ECO-2301Agriculture and Rural Economics3.0
ECO 210ECO-2302Applied Economics and Public policy3.0
ECO 211ECO-2303Public Economics3.0
ECO 212ECO-2304Basic Language English (II)3.0
ECO 301ECO-3101Development Economics3.0
ECO 302ECO-3102Introductory Econometrics (I)3.0
ECO 303ECO-3103Health Economics3.0
ECO 304ECO-3104Business Finance and Accounting (I)3.0
ECO 305ECO-3201Urban Economics3.0
ECO 306ECO-3202Labour Economics3.0
ECO 307ECO-3203Welfare Economics and Democracy3.0
ECO 308ECO-3204Industrial Economics3.0
ECO 309ECO-3301Introductory Econometrics (II)3.0
ECO 310ECO-3302East Asian Studies3.0
ECO 311ECO-3303Business Finance and Accounting (II)3.0
ECO 401ECO-4101Economics of Environment3.0
ECO 402ECO-4102International Economics3.0
ECO 403ECO-4103History of Economic Thought3.0
ECO 404ECO-4104Banking System3.0
ECO 405ECO-4201Population Economics3.0
ECO 407ECO-4203Public Sector and Private Sector in Economy3.0
ECO 408ECO-4204Economic Development3.0
ECO 409ECO-4301Economy of Bangladesh (II)3.0
ECO 410ECO-4302Transport Economics3.0
ECO 411ECO-4303Thesis Paper on Theoretical Economics3.0
ECO 412ECO-4304Thesis Paper on Any Topic of Bangladesh3.0
ECO 413ECO-4205Managerial Economics3.0

Course Schedule

First Year

First Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ECO-1101Principles of Economics (I)3.0
ECO-1102Introduction to Mathematics (I)3.0
ECO-1103Introduction to Statistics (I)3.0
ECO-1104Introduction to Computer Skill (I)3.0
Total12.0

Second Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ECO-1201Governance3.0
ECO-1202Basic Language English (I)3.0
ECO-1203Introduction to Sociology3.0
ECO-1204Introduction to Mathematics (II)3.0
Total12.0

Third Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ECO-1301Principles of Economics (II)3.0
ECO-1302Introduction to Statistics (I)3.0
ECO-1303Introduction to Computer Skill (II)3.0
Total9.0

Second Year

First Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ECO-2101Microeconomic Theory (I)3.0
ECO-2102Macroeconomic Theory (I)3.0
ECO-2103Economy of Bangladesh (I)3.0
ECO-2104Economic System and Development Patterns3.0
Total12.0

Second Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ECO-2201International Trade and Finance3.0
ECO-2202Microeconomic Theory (II)3.0
ECO-2203Macroeconomic Theory (II)3.0
ECO-2204Economic Geography3.0
Total12.0

Third Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ECO-2301Agriculture and Rural Economics3.0
ECO-2302Applied Economics and Public policy3.0
ECO-2303Public Economics3.0
ECO-2304Basic Language English (II)3.0
Total12.0

Third Year

First Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ECO-3101Development Economics3.0
ECO-3102Introductory Econometrics (I)3.0
ECO-3103Health Economics3.0
ECO-3104Business, Finance and Accounting (I)3.0
Total12.0

Second Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ECO-3201Urban Economics3.0
ECO-3202Labour Economics3.0
ECO-3203Welfare Economics and Democracy3.0
ECO-3204Industrial Economics3.0
Total12.0

Third Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ECO-3301Introductory Econometrics (II)3.0
ECO-3302East Asian Studies3.0
ECO-3303Business, Finance and Accounting (II)3.0
Total9.0

Fourth Year

First Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ECO-4101Economics of Environment3.0
ECO-4102International Economics3.0
ECO-4103History of Economic Thought3.0
ECO-4104Banking System3.0
Total12.0

Second Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ECO-4201Population Economics3.0
ECO-4203Public Sector and Private Sector in Economy3.0
ECO-4204Economic Development3.0
ECO-4205Managerial Economics3.0
Total12.0

Third Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
ECO-4301Economy of Bangladesh (II)3.0
ECO-4302Transport Economics3.0
ECO-4303Thesis Paper on Theoretical Economics3.0
ECO-4304Thesis Paper on any topic of Bangladesh3.0
Total12.0