BPA Second Semester Syllabus | Course of Content
BPA 201 English-II
Objective: This course aims to present the learners with the language and concepts found in books and newspapers and magazine articles on public administration/management and economics; to develop the comprehension of management texts; to develop the listening skills in the fields of public administration and management; provide the learners with opportunities to express management concepts, reformulating the learner’s own while summarizing, analyzing, criticizing and discussing ideas.
- Grammatical and structural review of English: review of standards grammatical forms and their application in a variety of business and public administration writings.
- Reading comprehension: development of reading comprehension proficiency with special reference to business and public administration topics
- Composition skills: writing logical, coherent and persuasive prose related to management
BPA 202 Development Administration
Objective: The objective of this course is to impart basic knowledge of development management. In addition, this course aims to provide theoretical understanding of development and the role of development partner.
- Introduction: Concept of Development; Development and growth, and modernization; Development administration- Concept and meaning; Difference between development administration and non-development administration
- Theoretical approaches: Comparative public administration; Bureaucracy; Prismatic Sala model; Decentralization; People’s participation; Sustainable development; Institutionalism
- Organization and Institution: Concept of organization and Institution; Institution-building model; Nation building; Barrier to Nation building; and Nationalism
- Development partners: Role of government; Role of private sector; Role of third sector; Role of international organization (UNO and its specialized agency, WB); Role of regional organization (SAARC, EU, ASIAN)
- Issues of development: Cross cutting issues- efficiency and performance;Citizen Charter; Maladministration and Corruption; Administrative reform; Environment management; Human rights; Impacts of ICT in society; Service delivery
BPA 203 Macroeconomics
Objective: The purpose of this course is to impart the concept, knowledge of macroeconomics. After completion of this course, students will be able to know the components of macroeconomics as well.
- Introduction of Macroeconomics, Concept and Scope of Macroeconomics; Importance and uses of Macroeconomics; issues of macroeconomics
- National Income Accounting: Concept of National Income; Measurement Approaches: Expenditure Method, Income Method, Product Method; Difficulties in Measurement of National Income; Importance and Use of National Income
- Components of Macroeconomics: Concept of consumption function(Average and Marginal Propensity to Consume, Psychological Law of Consumption, Determinants of Consumption Function); Concept of saving(Paradox of Thrift, Determinants of saving); Concept of investment(Marginal Efficiency of Capital, Determinants of Investment); Concept of Multiplier (Leakages of Multiplier, Importance of Multiplier); Concept of Employment(Classical Theory of Employment, Keynesian Theory of Employment)
- Theories of Inflation and Trade Cycle: Concept of Inflation and Deflation and Factors Influencing Inflation; Computation of Rate of Inflation; Effects and Control of Inflation; Concepts of Trade Cycle; Phases of Trade Cycle and Economic Stabilization Policy
- Monetary and Fiscal Policy: Concept of Monetary Policy; Objectives and Instruments of Monetary Policy; Demand and Supply of Money; Concept of Fiscal Policy; Objectives and Instruments of Fiscal Policy; Significance of Fiscal Policy in Developing Countries.
BPA 204 Fundamentals of Psychology:
Objective: To enable the students to understand basic processes and structures underlying human behavior as a basis for managing people in an organizational setting.
- Introduction-concepts, major perspectives, trends for New Millennium and applications.
- Research Methods. Perception and Social thought.
- Motivation and Emotion and applications of emotion.Learning-concept, theories and applications.
- Memory and Forgetting.Thinking and Problem solving.
- Human intelligence, Emotional intelligence and its applications, Personality.
BPA 205 Basic Mathematics
Objective: The objective of the basic mathematics is to provide the students basic mathematical skill required to understand social activities and to enhance quantitative analysis in social science research.
- Set Theory, Real Number System and complex number: Concept and specification of sets; Types of sets and their relations; Laws of sets; Type of real numbers: Natural numbers, Integers, Rational numbers Irrational numbers and Real numbers; Properties: addition, Multiplication, cancellation, distributive and order; Concept of complex number
- Functions, Limits and Continuity: Constant and variable. Concept of functions. Types of functions. Graphic representation of algebraic, logarithmic and exponential Computation of functional values; Domain and range of a function; Concept and theories of limit. Limit of function at a particular point and at infinity.
- Differentiation and Integration: Concept of derivatives.(Principle of algebraic, logarithmic and exponential functions); Methods of differentiation; Maxima and Minima of a function of one variable; Concept of integration; Methods of integration(algebraic, logarithmic and exponential functions)
- Vectors, Matrix and Determinants: Concept of vector and algebra; Concept of matrix and algebra; Concept of determinants and algebra
- Probability: Concept of probability; Factorial notation, permutation and combination; Basic type of Probability (classical approach, relative frequency approach and subjective approach); Some fundamental rules of probability(additional rule, multiplication rules, conditional probability)
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