Programs - BS Economics

Introduction

 

In social sciences, economics is one of the important disciplines. The subject has special significance for those who are interested in areas like business, environmental policy, welfare reform, international trade and finance, or globalization.  Bachelor of Science (BS) Economics program is a 4-year degree program comprising of eight regular semesters. Students with degree of F.Sc. / F.A. / I.Com / A. levels or equivalent are given admission in this program.  The program is designed to broaden the knowledge of graduates in multi-dimensional fields of Economics. For this purpose, different streams of specialization of this discipline have been provided in the last two semesters. BS Economics program is designed to equip the graduates with theoretical and practical knowledge of economics to identify and solve economic problems.

Vision

To develop an educated community equipped with knowledge and skills to cope effectively with the economic challenges of modern world.

Program Objectives

  • To  equip the students   with the comprehensive knowledge and skill so that they can  contribute competently as economists and analysts in various capacities
  •  To offer students   cross-disciplinary knowledge of the core functions and operations of the economy
  • The graduate shall be prepared to respect diversity and endeavor to work ethically
  • To offer to the students varieties of choices so that they are able  to select areas for specialization later at the MS and doctoral levels.
  • To encourage them to contribute in the field of research related to national and international economic issues.

 

Learning Outcome of the Program

  •   The graduates would be able to apply their critical thinking skills to optimally apply economic analysis to everyday economic problems in the real world.
  •   The students should have the ability to use empirical evidence to assess the validity of an economic argument. This shall involve the use of statistical data and methodology, ability to interpret statistical results and conduct appropriate statistical analysis.
  •   By using their problem-solving skills, the students would have the ability to solve problems that have precise solutions as well as those that do not have precise answers and clarify conditions under which these solutions may be correct.
  •  The students would be capable enough to develop critical as well as quantitative thinking skills specific to economics, finance, business and/or accounting.
  • The graduating students should be able to communicate effectively in written, oral and graphical form about concrete questions and to prepare well-organized written arguments that clearly state assumptions/hypotheses supported by evidence.
  • The program would make the graduated students able to give excellent performance in their jobs at the private and public sector corporations, development organizations, banks, education and research organizations.

Program Scheme of Studies

Eligibility Criteria:

(Minimum Criteria for Admission)

 Minimum 45% marks in Intermediate or equivalent qualification

Duration:      

(Years of study)

 4 Years

Semester Duration:  (Weeks)

16 Weeks

Semesters:                

  2 Semester per year

Course Load per Semester:

(Credit Hours)           

15- 18 Cr Hours

 

Number of Courses per semester:

6

 Structure of the Scheme

 

Courses Credit Hours 

 

 

Core Courses/ Compulsory Courses : 8

(Credit Hours)  

22                               

General Courses to be chosen from other departments (7-8) :(Credit Hours)  

24

Discipline/Subject  Specific Foundation Courses (9)

Credit Hours)  

27

Major Courses/Subject Specific ( 13-16)       

(Credit Hours)  

48

General Electives (4) :

(Credit Hours)           

            12

University Electives:

(Credit Hours)  

-

Total Credit Hours: 

 

133

 

 

 

Program Road Map ( 4 Years)

Total Credit Hours:     139

Minimum Requirement for BS degree: 133

2 X Semester per Year

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title & Credit

Semester I

1.

 ELL-101

English Composition & Comprehension (EN101) (3 Credit Hours) ( C1)

2.

HU-101

Islamic Studies/Ethics  (2 Credit Hours) ( C2)

3.

MTH-107

Basic Mathematics , (3 Credit Hours)  (C3)

4.

 Pol-101

Intro to IR ((3 Credit Hours )  G-1

5.

ECO 101

 Principles of Microeconomics (F-1)

6.

CS-101

Introduction to Computer Skills (3 Credit Hours) ( C4)

Total Credit Hours  :              17

 

Semester II

  1.  

ELL- 201

English II -  Communication  & Presentations Skills

 (3 Credit Hours) C-5

  1.  

HU-202

 Pakistan Studies

(2 Credit Hours)   C-6

  1.  

ECON 121

Statistics – I ( F2)

  1.  

IR-393

Introduction to Political Science

(3 Credit Hours)  ( G-2)

  1.  

ECO102

Principles of Macroeconomics ( F-3)

  1.  

SS-229

Intro to Public Administration  (3 Credit Hours)  G-3

 

Total Credit Hours:   17

 

 

 

Semester III

  1.  

ENG-103

English for Academic Writing (3 Credit Hours)  (C-7)

  1.  

ECO201

 Intermediate Microeconomics ( F4)

  1.  

IR-310

Research Methodology (3 Credit Hours)  (M1)

  1.  

 

Public  International Law-I (3 Credit Hours) G-5

  1.  

HMT302

Intro to Psychology

(3 Credit Hours)   G-6

  1.  

 

Statistics – II ( F5)

Total Credit Hours:   18

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title & Credit

Semester IV

1.

ECON 341

Mathematical Economics ( F-6)

 

ECON 211

 Intermediate Macroeconomics  (F7)

2.

ECON 321

   Econometrics ( F-8)

3.

IR-313/ ECON 231

 

 

International Political Economy/  International Economy  (3 Credit  Hours)  ( M2)

 

4.

 

 Entrepreneurship   ((3 Credit Hours )  G-7

5.

IR-310

Intro to Sociology (3 Credit Hours (  G-8)

6.

 

Public International Law –II (3 Credit Hours)   ( G-9)

 

Total Credit Hours:         18

Semester V

1.

 

 

2.

ECO 312

 

Microeconomic Theory

(3 Credit Hours (M3)

3.

ECO313

     Macroeconomic Theory (3 Credit Hours

4.

ECON 301

   Microeconomic Analysis (3Credit Hours)  (M4)

 

5.

 

ECON 311

     

Microeconomic Analysis (3Credit Hours)  (M5 )

6.

ECO 313

Public Finance     (3 Credit Hours)   M6

Total Credit Hours:         18

 

Semester VI

1.

ECO 361

  

Development Economics-I (3 Credit Hours)  (M7

 

2.

ECO 491

Islamic Economics (3 Credit Hours)    (3 Credit Hours)   M-8

3.

ECO 403  

 Major Issues in Pakistan Economy  (3 Credit Hours)   ( M-9) 

4.

ECO330

  Labor Economics (3 Credit Hours)    M-10

5.

ECO 312

Monetary Economics     (3 Credit Hours)   M-11

6.

ECO 495

Contemporary Issues in Global Economics M12

Total Credit Hours:        15- 18

Semester VII

1.

ECON 361

 Development Economics-I (3 Credit Hours)  (Major (M-13)

2.

ECO343

  Applied Econometrics I (M-14)

3.

ECON 487

  Economics of Climate Change (Major E-1)

4.

 

ECO 461 

    Economic Growth

5.

ECO 402

 Game Theory (3 Credit Hours)   (M-12)

 

6.

ECON 403

 Industrial Organization

 Major E-3)

Total Credit Hours:          15 -18

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title & Credit

Semester VIII

1.

ECO343

Applied Econometrics II (3 Credit Hours)  ( M-13) 

2.

ECON 312

 Monetary Policy (3 Credit Hours)  (M-14) 

3.

ECON 412

Fiscal Policy (3 Credit Hours)  (  M-15)

4.

ECO466

   International Trade   (3 Credit Hours)   (3 Credit Hours)     ( Major E-4)    

5.

ECON 355

Globalization and Economic Integration  (3 Credit Hours)  (M-16) 

Total Credit Hours:              133-139

In place of two major Courses students may opt for Thesis of 6 Credit Hours.

 

 

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