Requirements for the BA Special in History
To qualify for the Special in History, you must complete at least eighteen (18) three-credit History courses for a total of 54 credits, distributed as follows:

Level I (10 courses)

Special Requirements

Four (4) courses which must include:

1. HIST1601 (H16A) - Atlantic World 1400 - 1600
2. HIST1602 (H16B) - Atlantic World 1600 - 1800
3. HIST1703 (H17C) - Introduction to History
4. One (1) Other Level 1 History (HIST) Course

Faculty Requirements:

5. FOUN1001 English for Academic Purposes**
6. Either FOUN1002 Language Argument OR FOUN1003 Rhetoric I - The Writing Process
7. Foreign Language *** (see Foreign Language requirement).  If Foreign Language is not applicable, chose one Humanities elective i.e. a course offered within the Faculty of Humanities and Education that is not a HIST course.
8. Chose one Humanities elective i.e. a course offered within the Faculty of Humanities and Education that is not a History (HIST) course.

Electives:

9-10. Two (2) 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 (Grades 1 or 2 (or 3 after 1998) in a foreign language, in which case they must register for one of the basic courses in Spanish or French or Portuguese.

Level II (10 courses)

Special Requirements:

1. HIST2003 - History of the West Indies I
2. HIST2004 - History of the West Indies II
3. HIST2900 - Research Methods in History
4-7. Four Level II History (HIST) courses

Faculty Requirements:

8. FOUN1210 Science, Medicine and Technology in Society
9. FOUN1301 Law, Governance, Economy and Society in the Caribbean

Electives:

10. One (1) Level II/III elective

Total: 10 courses (30 credits) at Level II

Level III (10 courses)

Major Requirements

1-4. Any Four Level III History (HIST) courses
5-7. Any three (3) Level II/III History courses

Faculty Requirements:

Electives:

10. One (1) Level III Elective
 
Total: 10 courses (30 credits) at Level III




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