Department of Political Science
Four-Year B.S.S. (Honours) Course
Effective from the Session: 2009–2010
Syllabus for 4 years B. S. S. Honours Course
Subject : Political Science
Third Year (Honours)
|Subject Code |Subject Title |Marks |Credit | |1972 |Political Constitutional Development in Bangladesh 1947 to date |100 |4 | |1973 |Introduction to International Politics |100 |4 | |1974 |Politics and Government in South Asia, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Srilanka|100 |4 | |1975 |Approaches to the study of Politics |100 |4 | |1976 |Peace and Conflict Studies |100 |4 | |1977 |Public administration in Bangladesh |100 |4 | |1978 |Research methodology and Statistics |100 |4 | |1979 |Political Sociology |100 |4 | | |Total= |800 |32 |
|Course Code |1972 |Marks: 100 |Credits: 4 | Class Hours: 60 | |Course Title | Political and Constitutional Developments in Bangladesh(1947 to up to date) |
1. The Background: Growth of opposition political parties; The Language Movement (1947-1952); 1954 Elections and the United Front; the Constitution of 1956. 2. Marital Law in Pakistan (1958) and its impact: Ayub Regime; Basic Democracy in Pakistan; 6-point Movement; The Mass Upsurge of 1969; 1970 Liberation War of 1971; Emergence of Bangladesh. 3. The Constitution of Bangladesh: Constitution making – 1972; Salient Features; Fundamental Principles; Fundamental Rights; Constitutional Amendments. 4. Parliamentary System in Bangladesh and its Functioning (1973-1975): The role of Government and Opposition Parties (1973-1975); Fourth Amendment and the formation of Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League (BAKSAL). Fall of Sheikh Mujib Regime (1975). General Ziaur Rahman and Civilianization Process; Growth of Bangladesh Nationalist Party,BNP, and the 1979 Election. Military Intervention of 1982 and the Military Regime of General Ershad; General Ershad and Civilianization Process; Fall of General Ershad. 1991 Elections and Re-introduction of Parliamentary System: Khaleda Zia`s government and its aftermath; Achievements and Failures; The 1996 Elections and Fall of B.N.P. Sheikh Hasina`s Government – Achievements and Failures of Awami League. Parliamentary Elections of 2001 and the Rise of B.N.P.; and Party System in Bangladesh.
5. Non-Party Caretaker Government: Genesis, Organization and Functions - Working of Non- Party Caretaker Governments - Elections Under Party Governments and Non-Party Caretaker Government - Non-Party Caretaker Government and Democratic Consolidation - Prospect of Non-Party Caretaker Government.
Books Recommended :
1. Moudud Ahmed
Bangladesh: Constitutional Quest for Autonomy. 2. Moudud Ahmed
Bangladesh: The Era of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Dhaka: UPL, 1983 3. Moudud Ahmed
: Democracy and the Challenge of Development Dhaka: UPL, 1995....
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