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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:

  • 1.

    The University Matriculation requirements for entry to a degree course -- either;

    • (a)

      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;

OR

  • (b)

    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

  • (c)

    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

    • p.

      25).

  • 2.

    The entry requirements of the Faculty of Humanities and Education;

    • (a)

      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;

3.

  • (b)

    For the BEd Programme: A Teachers’ College Diploma/ Teachers’ College Certificate.

  • (c)

    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:

FREN1303 and

i)

Both units of CAPE in French

OR

  • ii)

    BCC Associate Degree with French as major area

  • iii)

    A pass in FREN0103 OR a“B” in FREN0102 (before

2009)

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.

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