FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011
SECTION A: ADMISSIONS QUALIFICATIONS
Before registration, and before beginning the courses leading to the degree in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, candidates must have satisfied:
The University Matriculation requirements for entry to a degree course -- either;
Full Matriculation: Passes in five subjects of which, at least two are CAPE/GCE A’ Levels or an Associate Degree with a GPA of 2.50, while the remainder may be an acceptable pass in CSEC (CXC)/GCE/BGCSE examinations (including English) on entry to UWI;
Lower Level Matriculation: At least five (5) acceptable passes at CSEC (CXC)/GCE/BGCSE examinations (including English) and one of the following; a Foreign Language, Mathematics, Geography, or an approved Science subject, and
English Language Requirement: English Language is compulsory for admission to all programmes of The University of the West Indies. Candidates who do not possess a Grade I in CSEC (CXC), English A, a Grade A in GCE O’ Level English Language, a Grade 1 in CAPE Communication Studies or a Grade A or B in the GCE General Paper, are required to take the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) before entry (also see profiCienCy test for new stuDents on
The entry requirements of the Faculty of Humanities and Education;
A minimum of five (5) passes in CSEC (CXC) General Proficiency Grade I or II [or Grade III if done after 1998], or GCE O’ Levels at least Grade C or BGCSE examinations including English and one of the following: a Foreign Language, Mathematics, Geography, or an approved Science subject;
For the BEd Programme: A Teachers’ College Diploma/ Teachers’ College Certificate.
the entry requirements of the particular academic departments in which they propose to take courses.
The following are the minimum qualifications required of students registering to read Level I courses in the following majors:
CREATIVE ARTS Normal University matriculation requirements. Interviews/ audtitions also required.
FRENCH For entry into the Level I courses FREN1401:
Both units of CAPE in French
BCC Associate Degree with French as major area
A pass in FREN0103 OR a“B” in FREN0102 (before
Students with special experience/qualifications may also be accepted into the Level I programme with the prior approval of the Head of Department. Such requests should be made through Dr. Bernadette Farquhar (tel: 417-4396)
Students should note that a CXC pass alone does not qualify one for entry into Level I of the French programme. Such students will be required to take the beginners courses in French: FREN0102 and FREN0103
HISTORY Normally an O’ Level pass in History or Grade I, II (or III if done after 1998) CXC General in History.
LINGUISTICS Normally a pass at Grade I, II (or III if done after 1998) CXC General in English A or an O’ Level pass in English Language.