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B.Sc. SOCIAL SCIENCES

Programme Overview

Our most flexible undergraduate programme, the B.Sc. Social Sciences offers access to 3 minors across 6 disciplines in the Faculty. The programme is geared towards students who want a broader understanding of complimentary Social Sciences disciplines and provides exposure to new fields of study. It also allows students to pursue a combination from Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business not available in other programmes. The B.Sc. Social Sciences gives students a solid foundation for further graduate studies in many areas.

How to Apply


Programme Structure

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

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LEVEL I
1. ECON1003 Maths for Social Sciences I OR    *
  ECON1004     Maths for Social Sciences II OR
  SOCI1004 The Logic of Social Inquiry OR
  SOCI1001 Introduction to Social Research
2. ECON1005 Introduction to Statistics OR        *
  SOCI1005 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences
3. One of:
FOUN1008
FOUN1001

Rhetoric II: Writing for Special Purposes OR
English for Academic Purposes
 
 
4. MGMT1000 Introduction to Computers
5. One of:
FOUN1101
FOUN1210

Caribbean Civilisation OR
Science, Medicine and Technology
 
 
6-10. Five (5) approved electives which should be chosen to ensure that the prerequisites for the minors in Levels II and III are normally satisfied



LEVELS II AND III

Sixty (60) credits as follows

1.Three minors (five courses for each minor) drawn from the following subject areas (45 credits):

2. Any Five Level II, or III courses (15 credits) of the students’ choice. These are not restricted to Faculty of Social Sciences courses.
 

STRUCTURE OF MINORS AVAILABLE IN THE B.Sc. SOCIAL SCIENCES DEGREE

(A) ACCOUNTING MINOR

Prerequisites: (Level 1)
  ACCT1002 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  ACCT1003 Introduction to Cost & Management Accounting

Level II and III
1. ACCT2014 Financial Accounting I
2. ACCT2015 Financial Accounting II
3. ACCT2017 Management Accounting
4. ACCT3043 Auditing
5. ACCT3041 Advanced Financial Accounting OR
  ACCT 3040 Advanced Accounting Theory
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(B) ECONOMICS MINOR

Prerequisites: (Level 1)
  ECON1001 Introduction to Microeconomics
  ECON1002 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Level II and III
1. ECON2000 Intermediate Microeconomics I
2. ECON2001 Intermediate Microeconomics II
3. ECON2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics I
4. ECON2003  Intermediate Macroeconomics II
5. Any Level II or III course in the Department of Economics
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(C) MANAGEMENT MINOR
Prerequisites: (Level 1)
  MGMT1001 Introduction to Management
  ACCT1002 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  ACCT1003 Introduction to Cost & Management Accounting

Level II and III
1. MKTG2001 Principles of Marketing
2. MGMT2006 Management Information Systems I
3. MGMT2008 Organizational Behaviour
4. MGMT3017 Human Resources Management
5. MGMT2023 Financial Management

OR

PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT MINOR

Prerequisites: (Level 1)
  MGMT1001 Introduction to Management
  ACCT1002 Introduction to Financial Accounting

Level II and III
1. MGMT2008 Organizational Behaviour
2. MGMT3017 Human Resources Management
3. MGMT2028 Management in Government II
4. MGMT3073 Managing Development
5. MGMT3056 Project Management
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(D) GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
Prerequisites: (Level 1)
  GEND1103 Theoretical Concepts and Sources of Knowledge

Level II and III
1.
 
GEND2201
GEND2202
An Introductory Course I: Introduction to Women’s Studies OR
An Introductory Course II: Women and Development in the Caribbean
2.
 
GEND3701
GEND3702
Men and Masculinities in the Caribbean: Theoretical Perspectives OR
Men and Masculinities in the Caribbean: Contemporary Issues
3-5. Three (3) of the following courses:
  GOVT2000
LAW3260
SOCI3027
PSYC2026
GEND2002
GEND2110
GEND2203
GEND2501
GEND3703

SOCI3031
GEND3705
GEND2005
Women and Politics
Gender and the Law
Gender and Development
Gender and Psychology
Gender in Caribbean Culture II
Gender and Caribbean Economics Relations
Feminist Theoretical Frameworks
Women Leadership and Change in Developing Countries
Feminist Critiques of Development Theories: Implications for Policy and Planning
Sex, Gender and Society
Gender and Sexuality
Crimes by & Against Women: Theories, Evidence & Popular Portrayals

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(E) POLITICAL SCIENCE MINOR

Prerequisites: (Level 1)
  GOVT1000 Introduction to Political Analysis
  GOVT1011 Introduction to Caribbean Politics

Level II and III
1. GOVT3017 Caribbean Governance I
2. GOVT3018 Caribbean Governance II
3. GOVT2014 Western Political Thought
4. GOVT2015 Modern Political Thought
5. One (1) of the following:
  GOVT2010
GOVT2024
GOVT3014
GOVT2057
GOVT3058
GOVT3025
Politics of Developing Nations
Contemporary Political Democracy
Theories of International Politics
eGovernance for Small Island Developing States I
eGovernance for Small Island Developing States II
Trade and the Environment
  Any other Level II or III Political Science course

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(F) SOCIOLOGY MINOR

Prerequisites: (Level 1)
  SOCI1002 Introduction to Sociology I
  SOCI1000 Introduction to Sociology II

Level II and III courses
1. SOCI2000
SOCI2001
Classical Social Theory OR
Modern Social Theory
2. SOCI2006
SOCI2007
Quantitative Research Methods in Sociological Research OR
Survey and Design Analysis
3. SOCI3035 Caribbean Social Problems
4. SOCI3026 Sociology of Development
5. One (1) of the following:
  SOCI3007 Rural Development
  SOCI3012 Social Planning
  SOCI3013 Caribbean Social Policy
  SOCI3032 Criminology I
  SOCI3017 Criminal Justice
  SOCI2022 Social Gerontology (Summer)
  SOCI3027 Gender and Development
  SOCI3009 Industrial Sociology I
  SOCI3037 Social Dimensions of Inequality & Marginalization

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(G) PSYCHOLOGY
Prerequisites: (Level 1)
  PSYC1003 Introduction to Psychology
  PSYC1004 Introduction to Social Psychology

Level II and III courses
1. PSYC2009 Learning Theory and Practice
2. PSYC3050 Research Project in Applied Psychology
3. PSYC2012 Developmental Psychology
4. PSYC2002 Abnormal Psychology
5. One (1) of the following:
  SOCI2007 Survey and Design Analysis
  PSYC3013 Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology
  PSYC3014 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  PSYC2026 Gender and Psychology
  PSYC2025 Communication Psychology
  PSYC3008 Elements of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  PSYC3024 Applied Psychology Research Methods

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* The minors you choose will determine which courses you should do for 1 & 2. For further information check out the B.Sc. Social Sciences pamphlet or consult with your academic advisor.

Faculty of Social Sciences
Telephone: (246) 417-4270 Fax: (246) 417-4270 E-mail: socsci@cavehill.uwi.edu