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STRUCTURE
The Associate Degree Programme in General Studies is a more general and flexible programme which provides the opportunity for students to choose a range of courses that meet their academic and professional needs as well as meeting the demands of the work place in the society. Overall, students should complete a total of 68 credits to obtain the Associate Degree.

OBJECTIVES:
This programme is designed to enable both the GCE “A” Level, C.X.C CAPE and nonGCE “A” Level students to obtain an Associate Degree in General Studies, with a combination of courses that will cater to the particular needs and interests of the students. Students must pursue THREE areas of concentration and along with the General Education requirements to satisfy the Associate Degree requirements.

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS: In Semester 1, students are expected to do ALL *General College Courses and a total of 9 credits chosen from THREE of FOUR options. Overall, students should have 18 credits. In Semester 2, students are expected to do ALL General College Courses and a total of 9 credits chosen from THREE of FOUR options. Overall, students should have 16 credits. N.B. At the end of FIRST YEAR, students should have completed a total of 34 credits.

Year 1 Semester 1 Credit Year 1 Semester 2 Credit
*ENG2111

Introduction to Academic

Writing

3 *ENG2122

Communication in Orgs.

& Public Communication

3
*MTH2111 College Algebra 3 *RES2111 Introduction to Research 2
*CIS2110 Introduction to Computers 3 *TCI2111 *TCI Studies 2
OPTION 1 3 OPTION 1 3
OPTION 2 3 OPTION 2 3
OPTION 3 3 OPTION 3 3
Total 18 Total 16

 

OPTIONS

SEMESTER I

  • ECONOMICS (OPTION)
Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
ECN2110 Micro Economics I 3
TOTAL 1 Course 3

 

SEMESTER II

Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
ECN2123 Micro Economics II 3
TOTAL 1 Course 3

 

SEMESTER I

  • LAW (OPTION)
Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
LAW 2111 Introduction to Law Legal Systems 3
TOTAL 1 Course 3

 

SEMESTER II

Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
LAW 2122 Machinery of Justice & Legal Personnel 3
TOTAL 1 Course 3

 

SEMESTER I

  • POLITICAL SCIENCE (OPTION)
Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
POL 2111 Introduction to Politics 3
TOTAL 1 Course 3

 

SEMESTER II

Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
POL 2122 Forms of Government & Political Actors 3
TOTAL 1 Course 3

 

SEMESTER I

  • SOCIOLOGY (OPTION)
Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
SOC 2111 Introduction to Sociology 3
TOTAL 1 Course 3

 

SEMESTER II

Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
SOC 2122 Social Theories and Issues 3
TOTAL 1 Course 3

 

SECOND YEAR

SECOND YEAR: In first and second semester, students are expected to choose courses from THREE of the FOUR options below. Students should have 15-18 credits per semester. At the end of SECOND YEAR, students should have completed a total of 30-36 credits.

 

SEMESTER I

  • ECONOMICS (OPTION)
Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
ECN2210 Advanced Economics I 3
TOTAL 2 Courses 3

 

SEMESTER II

Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
ECN2223 Advanced Economics II 3
TOTAL 2 Courses 3

 

SEMESTER I

  • LAW (OPTION)
Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
LAW 2211 Law of Tort 3
LAW 2212 Law of Contract 3
TOTAL 2 Courses 6

 

SEMESTER II

Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
LAW 2221 Criminal Law 3
LAW 2222 Law of Tort II 3
TOTAL 2 Courses 6

 

SEMESTER I

POLITICAL SCIENCE (OPTION)

Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
POL 2211 Government & Politics in the Caribbean I 3
POL 2212 Introduction to International Relations 3
TOTAL 2 Courses 6

 

SEMESTER II

Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
POL 2221 Government & Politics in the Caribbean II 3
POL 2222 Contemporary Political Thought 3
TOTAL 2 Courses 6

 

SEMESTER I SOCIOLOGY (OPTION)

SEMESTER II

Course No. Course Description Cr edits Fall Spring Summer Advisor’s Approval/Comments
SOC 2221 Sociology and the Media 3
SOC 2222 Sociology and Religion 3
TOTAL 2 Courses 6