Bachelor of Science in Development Studies

Structure of BSDS
University / General Requirement33
Supporting Courses (Departmental Requirements)18
Compulsory (Core) credits18
Research/Projects or 6 credit hours from electives6
Free Elective6

General Education
CodeCourse TitleCrHr
ACS100Basic Mathematics3
CSC100Computer Application-Lab3
HMT101English 13
HMT102English 23
HMT105Pakistan and Islamic Studies3
MGT201Principles of Management3
ACT211Principles of Accounting3
HMT311Language Proficiency3
HMT401Research Methods and Skills3


Supporting Courses
CodeCourse TitleCrHr
DS 132Introduction to Statistics3
DS140Introduction to International Relations3
DS 254Contemporary Social Issues3
DS330Introduction to Development Economics3


Compulsory Core
CodeCourse TitleCrHr
DS100Introduction to Development Studies3
DS103Theories of Development3
DS220Women and Development3
DS230International Political Economy3
DS311Development Project: Planning and Implementation3
DS400Poverty Alleviation Issues, Debates & StrategiesLaw3


Research & Projects
CodeCourse TitleCrHr
DS455Research Project I & II (P1 + P2) (on case by case
basis) or 6 credit hours of electives

Thesis of 9 credit hours can be taken instead of P1 & P2


Elective Courses
CodeCourse Title
DS101Introduction to Environmental Science
DS102Issues in Sustainable Development
DS105Sociology of Development
DS106History of Development
DS108Human Resource: Development & Management
DS109Democracy and Development
DS122Women, Culture & Politics
DS155Contemporary Issues in Islam
DS160Introduction to Political Science
DS164World History
DS171Foreign Policy of Pakistan
DS202Rural Development- Issues and Perspectives
DS205Community Development: Basic Issues & Strategies
DS206Urban Development- Issues and Perspectives
DS207Globalization & Development
DS210Governance and Development
DS211Development Planning: Issues & Perspectives
DS231International Trade
DS233Economic issues in Dev Countries
DS241Conflict & Conflict Resolution
DS242International & regional Organizations
DS243Foreign Policy Analysis
DS250Foundations of Social Science
DS252Social Development: Issues, Debates & Experiments
DS255Rural Sociology
DS260Religion, Politics & Development
DS261Political Development: Issues & Perspectives
DS265International Environmental Politics
DS305Globalization & Developing Countries
DS311Development Project: Planning, Implementation & Mgt
DS321Gender Issues: rural & urban contexts
DS331Statistical Tools for Social Sciences
DS334Comparative Economic Systems
DS335International Economics
DS340Modern History of International Relations
DS345Foreign Policy of Dev. Countries
DS350Social & Political Movements
DS360Politics of Developing Countries
DS402Developing Countries & Governance Issues
DS403Comparative Development
DS406Development Aid: Theory & Practice
DS410Global Environmental Governance
DS413Project Appraisal & Evaluation
DS430W.T.O. & Developing Countries
DS440Global Security in the Post-Cold War Era
DS470American Foreign Policy
DS480International Law
DS483International Human Rights Law