Welcome to Lecture- 04


Course Outline: Socio-economic

Study of Bangladesh

Presented by


Lecturer, GED

Northern University Bangladesh

E-mail : helalabdullah@gmail.com

1. An Orientation (the mission and vision of NUB) Introduction of the


Branches of Scientific Knowledge,

Definition of Socio-economic Study of

Bangladesh, Significance of the Course to the Students of Pharmacy/ Law/


2. Society and Social Class

• Society :Definition of Society & its


• Type of Society & Social Class: Marxist view,

Non-Marxist view, Islamic View & Comparison.


. Profile of Bangladesh: At a glance

• Geographical & Environmental Aspect;

Historical Aspect; Political Aspect;

Economic Aspect; Demographic Aspect;

Language, Literature & Educational

Aspect; Ethnic & Racial Aspect, Religious

& cultural Aspect; Social Aspect.

4. Socio-economic & Political Profile of

Bangladesh: A Historical Comparison

Partition of Bengal in 1905. Its background, results, seed of independent movement, rise of

Muslim nationalism.

Partition of India in 1947. Background (two nation theory), various Commission, forms of government.Independence

movement – language movement, 1954 election, 6 points movement, 1969 movement, 1970 election.

Liberation war: background, economic discrimination, declaration of independence, surrender and aftermath.

5.Urbanization in Bangladesh and economic system

Tendency of Rural- Urban Migration

(Urbanization), Open Market Economy &

Globalization (On the Way of Capitalism).

6. How to Develop National Economy of Bangladesh: A Critical Analysis .

• Concept ‘Development’ measured by Developed

Nations (Modernization, Overcoming Structural

Problems such as Traditionalism, Feudal

Character, Population Growth, Corruption, Lack of Good Governance & Democracy, Lack of

Education, of Nutrition, of Infrastructure

• Development).Reaction of 3rd World nations against Development measures of Western

Scholars: 3rd World Development of underdevelopment as a result of Capitalism

Exploitation, Unequal Consumption of Resources,

Dependency, Foreign Aid by Donor Countries including World Bank and IMF.

• Development Vs.

Sustainable Development:

Bangladeshi Context


Mid-Term Examination Date announced by the department .

7.Bangladesh Issues of Problems

& Prospects

• Corruption

• Population Growth

• Political Instability, Lack of Good Governance & Rule of


• Lack of Education

• Lack of Health Services, Sanitation & Hygiene: Different


• Unemployment, Poverty & Malnutrition

• Lack of Infrastructure Development

• Women Empowerment

8. Major Income Sources

• Labor Force and Garments Industry

• Agriculture

8. Role of Private Sectors:

NGOs & Developing Agencies

• NGO activities in Bangladesh. Micro-credit program in rural and urban areas. NGOdevelopment and dependency; Poverty alleviationthe role of NGOs and developing agencies, social service and poverty alleviation. Youth, women and rural development programs for P.A.

9. Presentation

Review of the Whole Syllabus through Individual/ Group


Semester Final Examination Date announced by the department