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From the study of the history of the Caribbean and the wider world students will gain a depth of knowledge of the international arena as well as cultivate skills in critical thinking and analysis, as well as develop research and oral competencies.

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Credits required for programme completion : 126
Length of programme : 4 years


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    | Core courses
    | Elective courses
    | Cognate courses
    | General education courses

  • HIST104: World Civilizations I
    This course is a survey of the development of major world civilizations including those in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, to 1500 C.E.
  • HIST105: World Civilizations II
    This course is a survey of the development of major world civilizations including those in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, from 1500 C.E.
  • HIST150: Foundations of the Caribbean World and the Americas
    This course seeks to examine the various factors, which propelled the age of discovery in Europe and the ensuing clash between the indigenous peoples and the Europeans. Additionally, investigation of the lifestyles of Caribbean ancestors as well as native people of continental America will be primary focus of this course.
  • HIST168: Latin American History since 1810
    This course covers the political, economic and social developments in Latin America from the time of the Revolutionary wars. It also deals with the impact of foreign powers on Latin American states.
  • HIST204: American Experience I
    This course covers the rise and development of the United States from colonial times to the Civil War.
  • HIST205: American Experience II
    This course covers the history of the United States from Post Civil Reconstruction to the present.
  • HIST247: African Diaspora to 1800
    This course is a survey of the history and culture of peoples of African descent throughout the world to 1800. The course seeks to compare the experiences of the peoples of African descent outside of the continent of Africa. It examines the various economic, political and social forces that have impacted on these peoples and their response to these forces.
  • HIST248: African Diaspora since 1800
    This course id an examination of the political, economic and social development of peoples of African descent outside of Africa after 1800. It is comparative in nature and examines the various economic, political and social forces that have impacted on these people, and their response to such forces.
  • HIST345: History of West Africa to 1800
    An analysis of the West African states and their political, economic and social development from ancient times to the end of the eighteenth century. This course also looks at the impact of foreign powers on the region.
  • HIST346: History of West Africa since 1800
    A continued analysis of the West African states and their political, economic and social development, from 1800 to the present. The course also examines the impact of foreign powers on the region and the African response to colonialism.
  • HIST367: Caribbean History to 1838
    An in-depth course covering the major political, economic and social developments in the Caribbean from Amerindian presence to the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies.
  • HIST368: Caribbean History since 1838
    This course is a thorough examination of the major political, economic and social developments in the post-slavery era to the present.
  • HIST400: Women and Gender History in the English speaking Caribbean
    A detailed study of the gender relations in the historical processes of the Caribbean people, from Pre-Colombian times to the present. The course examines women as co-actors in the shaping of Caribbean history, as well as the different modes of gender relations as a result of their unique historical experiences. The course also highlights key women folk who were instrumental in the forging of Caribbean history.
  • HIST401: Minority Groups in the Caribbean
    A specialized study of the presence and experiences of select minority groups in the Caribbean from the immediate post-emancipation period up to the 21st Century.
  • HIST420: Revolutions and Reaction, 1789-1917
    An examination of the French Revolution, Napoleonic Age, Congress of Vienna, European revolutions, rise of political economic, and social ideologies, and the emergence of nation-states.
  • HIST404: Adventist Heritage
    This course provides the background, rise, and progress of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination.
  • HIST420: Revolutions and Reaction, 1789-1917
    An examination of the French Revolution, Napoleonic Age, Congress of Vienna, European revolutions, rise of political economic, and social ideologies, and the emergence of nation-states.
  • HIST425: Nationalism and World Wars, 1914 – Present
    An inquiry into the re-emergence of imperialism, the intensification of nationalism, the Great War, the Russian Revolution, totalitarian regimes, and the Second World War. The course also explores the Cold War period, Western European integration, and the establishment of the Soviet Bloc in Eastern Europe.
  • HIST430: History of the Indian Sub-continent
    This course focuses on the Indian Sub-continent, its people and its history. The course will combine thematic and historiographical approaches. Students will be exposed to historical writings on the socio-economic, cultural and political development of the Indian sub-continent, particularly India.
  • HIST431: The Indian Diaspora since 1838
    A detailed, interdisciplinary study of the development of the Indian Diaspora in the Caribbean and as a global phenomenon from circa 1838 to the present. The course will combine thematic, historiographical and comparative approaches.
  • HIST437 Topics: History of Trinidad and Tobago
    A special topic is chosen, under the supervision of the Chairperson of the History Department, or a member(s) of departmental faculty designated by the departmental chairperson and research and thesis are completed. Open only to history majors and minors, or with the permission of the instructor.
  • HIST438: Topics: US Foreign Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean
    This course examines the socio-political developments in Latin America and the Caribbean as they relate to the evolution and aims of US Foreign Policy in the region after the Second World War.
  • HIST480: Senior Seminar
    A capstone course for the history major normally taken during the senior year, including the reading of classic works of history, the presentation of a portfolio of the student’s writing, and a departmental oral examination.
  • HIST490: Research Seminar
    This is an introduction to historical research methodology, including both bibliographical searches and critical evaluation of sources. Requires the writing of a research paper using primary sources.

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General requirements

<p><strong>Regular Admission</strong></p> <p>Five (5) CXC or O'level passes</p> <p>Or three (3) CXC or O'level passes & Two (2) A'level passes </p> <p><strong>Adult Admission </strong></p> <p>Three (3) CXC or O'level passes* </p>


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