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The Foundation Courses which are administered by the Faculty of Humanities and Education are:

Foundation Courses in English Language FOUN1001 English for Academic Purposes FOUN1002 Language: Argument FOUN1003 Rhetoric I: The Writing Process FOUN1008 Rhetoric II: Writing for Special Purposes (For non- Humanities and Education Students)

Foundation Course in History FOUN1101 Caribbean Civilisation (For non-Humanities and Education Students)

Out-of-Faculty Foundation Courses FOUN1210 Science, Medicine and Technology in Society is administered by the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Medical Science

FOUN1301 Law, Governance, Economy and Society in the Caribbean is administered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law

Additional Faculty Requirements In addition to Foundation Courses, all students in the Faculty are required, during their undergraduate career, to complete:

  • Faculty Electives. Two courses in Humanities and Education outside their Major at Level I (one of which may be The Foreign Language Requirement below) (6 credits);

  • The Foreign Language Requirement. A beginners’ course in a foreign language at Level I if they do not already possess at least CXC Grade III (or equivalent) in a foreign language (3 credits);

Electives Students may acquire the other credits required to attain the total of 90 credits (30 courses) by doing:

  • Extra courses in the subject of their major

  • Faculty electives: courses in other subjects within the Faculty

of Humanities and Education

  • Out-of-Faculty electives: up to ten courses in other faculties

  • Co-curricular Courses. Credit for Co-curricular Courses can be counted toward the overall number of courses for the degree

    • (i.

      e., 30 courses). However, like the Foundation Courses, they are assessed on a pass or fail (P/F) basis. They do not have a GPA and, therefore, are not used in calculating the class of degree.

  • Any permissible combination of the above.

Research Paper Students are required to do one of the following research papers in his/her final year: HUMN3099 Caribbean Studies, PHIL3099 Research in Philosophy, PSYC3011 Research in Psychology, or approved substitute courses at Level III (6 credits).


Although it is not compulsory for students to pursue a minor with their major, for those students who are desirous of doing so, there are structured minors available in a variety of disciplines. Those students wishing to pursue a minor must get approval from the Dean. At the end of their degree, students who have a declared minor will be certified as attaining a minor where they have obtained at least 18 credits (6 courses) in the discipline, of which 15 credits (5 courses) are at Level II/III.

Students must note that approval to pursue out-of-faculty or cross- faculty minors is not automatic. This requires the permission of the two Deans involved, and in some cases, the approval of one or both faculty Boards. Minors taken from other Faculties will follow those Faculties’ requirements, unless there are arrangements between the respective Faculties to vary the structure of the minor. Students should also note that taking minors in other Faculties might require them to do extra courses, notwithstanding the stipulation that a degree in the Faculty of Humanities and Education consists of 90 credits or 30 courses spread over the various levels. NB: Normally, students will not be allowed to pursue a Special with a minor.


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