The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Undergraduate Programmes

POLITICAL SCIENCE witH History - Major / Minor

Please note that this programme structure acts as a guideline, refer to your Undergraduate Handbook for official programme information.


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LEVEL I

1. SOCI 1004 The Logic of Social Inquiry
2. MGMT 1000 Introduction to Computers

3. One (1) of:
FOUN 1001 English for Academic Purposes Or
FOUN 1008 Rhetoric II: Writing for Special Purposes

4. ECON 1005 Introductory Statistics

5. One (1) of:
FOUN 1101 Caribbean Civilization Or
FOUN 1210 Science, Medicine and Technology in Society

6. GOVT 1000 Introduction to Political Analysis
7. GOVT 1001 Introduction to Caribbean Politics
8. HIST 1703 Introduction to History
9. HIST 1601 The Atlantic World 1400 - 1600
10. HIST 1602 The Atlantic World 1600 - 1800

LEVEL II

1. GOVT 2014 Western Political Thought
2. GOVT 3017 Caribbean Governance I
3. SOCI 2006 Qualitative Research Methods
4. GOVT 2015 Modern Political Thought
5. GOVT 3018 Caribbean Governance II
6. GOVT 2016 Caribbean Political Philosophy
7. HIST 2004 History of the West Indies II
8. HIST 2003 History of the West Indies I

9-10. One (1) of the following pairs of courses
HIST 2101 Latin American History 1810 - 1910 AND
HIST 2102 Latin American History since 1910

HIST 2201 History of the U.S. to 1865 AND
HIST 2202 History of the U.S. since 1865

HIST 2301 History of Africa 1800 -1900 AND
HIST 2302 History of Africa from AD 1900

HIST 2401 Nineteenth Century Europe AND
HIST 2402 Twentieth Century Europe


LEVEL III

1. One(1) of:
GOVT 2021 Socialist Political Economy Or
GOVT 2000 Women and Politics Or
GOVT 2016 Caribbean Political Philosophy

2. GOVT 2010 Politics of Developing Nations
3. GOVT 3014 Theories of International Politics

4. One (1) of:
GOVT 3000 African Political Philosophy in Antiquity Or
GOVT 3025 Trade and the Environment

5. GOVT 3049 Caribbean International Politics
6. GOVT 3015 International Politics and Political Economy
7. GOVT 2024 Contemporary Political Democracy
8-9. Two (2) Level III History courses

10. One (1) of:
GOVT 3025 Trade and the Environment
GOVT 2057 eGovernance for Small Island Developing States I
GOVT 3058 eGovernance for Small Island Developing States II
An approved Level II/III course.



Department of Government, Sociology & Social Work
Tel: (246) 417-4288/4293/4996 Fax: (246) 417-4425 Email: gss@cavehill.uwi.edu