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

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Undergraduate Programmes


SOCIOLOGY with Political Science - 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. SOCI 1000 Introduction to Sociology II
3. SOCI 1002 Introduction to Sociology I

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

5. ECON 1005 Introductory Statistics
6. GOVT 1000 Introduction to Political Analysis
7. GOVT 1001 Introduction to Caribbean Politics
8. MGMT 1000 Introduction to Computers

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

10. One (1) of:
ECON 1001 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 1002 Introduction to Macroeconomics
HIST 1004 Introductory History of the Caribbean
SOWK 1001 Introduction to Social Work


LEVEL II

1. SOCI 2000 Classical Social Theory
2. SOCI 2001 Modern Social Theory
3. SOCI 2006 Qualitative Research Methods
4. SOCI 2007 Survey Design and Analysis
5. GOVT 2014 Western Political Thought
6. GOVT 2015 Modern Political Thought
7. SOCI 3026 Sociology of Development
8. SOCI 3035 Caribbean Social Problems

9. One (1) of:
GOVT 2010 Politics of Developing Nations
GOVT 2024 Contemporary Political Democracy
GOVT 3014 Theories of International Politics

10. An approved Level II/III course.


LEVEL III

1-2. SOCI 3000 Supervised Research OR
Two (2) Level II/III Sociology electives
3. SOCI 3012 Caribbean Social Planning
4. SOCI 3013 Caribbean Social Policy

5-6. Two (2) of:
Any Level II or III Sociology sourses not previously selected.
Or any approved Level II/III course.


7. GOVT 3017 Caribbean Governance I
8. GOVT 3018 Caribbean Governance II
9-10. Any two (2) of the following:
Any Level II or III Political Science courses not previously selected.
Or any two (2) approved Level II/III courses.



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