Requirements for the Major in History (2012-2013)

To satisfy the Major Requirements, you must complete at least twelve (12) three-credit History courses offered by the Department, for a total of 36 credits. The additional 54 credits for the award of the degree will comprise Faculty requirements and electives for a total of 90 credits (30 at each level)
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LEVEL I (10 courses/30 credits)

Major Requirements:

1. HIST1601 Atlantic World 1400-1600
2. HIST1602 Atlantic World 1600-1800
3. HIST1703 Introduction to History

Faculty Requirements:

4. FOUN1001 English for Academic Purposes**
5. Either FOUN1002 Language Argument OR FOUN1003 Rhetoric I: The Writing Process
6. Foreign Language (if applicable***).  If Foreign Language is not required, chose one Humanities elective i.e. a course offered within the Faculty of Humanities and Education other than History.
7. One Humanities elective i.e. a course offered within the Faculty of Humanities and Education other than History.

Electives:

8-10. Three Level I Electives
 
Total: 10 courses (30 credits) at Level I


* Prerequisite: Grade 1 CXC English Language or equivalent; OR a pass in the English Proficiency Test. Students who do not have the prerequisite are required to pass the remedial course FOUN0100 Fundamentals of Written English before registering for the Language Foundation Courses.

** Please note that students who possess CAPE Communications at Grade I may be exempted from taking FOUN1001 English for Academic Purposes. However, you are advised that this is not for credit and you will be required to take another Level I course to make up the 10 courses.

*** The Foreign Language Requirement applies to students who do not have a CXC pass at grades 1 or 2 or a grade 3 from July 1998) in a foreign language, in which case they must register for one of the basic courses in French or Spanish or Portuguese.

LEVEL II (10 courses/30 credits)

Major Requirements:

1. HIST2003 History of the West Indies I
2. HIST2004 History of the West Indies II
3. HIST2900 Research Methods in History
4-5. Plus two (2) Level II History (HIST) courses.

Faculty Requirements:

6. FOUN1210 Science, Technology and Medicine in the Twentieth Century.
7. FOUN1301 Law, Governance, Society and Economy in the Caribbean.

Electives:

8-10. Three (3) Level II Electives.
 
Total: 10 courses (30 credits) at Level II

LEVEL III (10 courses/30 credits)

Major Requirements:

1-4. Any four (4) Level III History (HIST) courses.

Faculty Requirements:

5-6. HUMN3099 Caribbean Studies (6 credits).

Electives:

7-10. Four (4) Level III Electives


Total: 10 courses (30 credits) at Level III


Faculty of Humanities and Education
Telephone: (246) 417-4385/87 Fax: (246) 424-0634 E-mail: humanities@cavehill.uwi.edu