Department of Economics

Department of Economics

 

The department of Economics offers BS Economic degree program, designed to provide a broad spectrum that reflects interdisciplinary of the subject. The General rules for the BS program in economics are the same as for the all the BS programs offered at Salam University. The following some of the additional rules specified to BS economics by the school of economics:

  1. The program of BS economic will be of four year duration equally divided into eight regular semesters excluding winter session.
  2. The first three years are devoted to introduction of all key areas of economics in some compulsory courses from related disciplines to broaden the thinking perspective and vision of the students.
  3. The final year is focused on mastering the skills in one of the four available specializations.
  4. The degree program of BS economics is completed on earning of 130 required credits.
  5. 42 courses are worth 3 credit hours and 2 courses are worth 2 credit hours.
  6. Each regular semester shall be spread over 18 weeks, 16 weeks for teaching and 2 weeks for preparation and the conduct of examination.
  7. The progress the student shall be monitored in each semester on the basis of his or her academic performance in the semester as measured by the number of courses passed and grad Average GPA.
  8. Winter session if offered provide opportunity to the student who fail or withdraw from course and those who wish to improve their GPA to qualify to the next semester.
  9. In winter session (during semester break) a department may offer at least intensive session of 48 contact hours with courses of its choice.
  10. The students can register for up to 2 courses during winter session however grade improvement would not be allowed in more than four courses during the entire study program of studies.
  11. A student is required to take 15-18 credit hours course work per regular semester however chairperson – director of the department may allow a maximum of 21 credit hours course work in one semester on the approval of the dean.

 

Program learning objectives

 

1.      Students will be able to recall and interpret intermediate microeconomic theory;

2.      Students will be able to recall and interpret intermediate macroeconomic theory;

3.      Students will be able to recall and interpret international economic theory,

4.      Students will be able to recall and interpret the fundamental tools of quantitative analysis.

5.      Students will be able to apply economic theory to analyze important business, economic or social issues;

6.      Students will be able to apply algebraic ,graphical or statistical methods to analyze important business economic or social issues;

7.      Students will be able to employ economic research methodology to analyze important business. Economic or social issues.

8.      Students will be able to employ technical writing skills to analyze  important business, economic or social issues;

9.      Whenever relevant and appropriate ,students will be able to identify and examine diverse perspectives when explaining and comparing  solutions to important business, economic or social problems;

10.  Whenever relevant and appropriate, students will be able to identify and examine the ethical implications of proposed solutions to important business, economic, social issues.