Programs

Sociology

Sociology is the study of the social lives of humans, groups and society. The CAPE Sociology Syllabus aims to provide students with the necessary skills for an understanding of the structures, organisation and development of societies, particularly those in the Caribbean. It introduces them to the knowledge of the theories and basic research methods of Sociology, the sociological perspective, and the processes of social structural change with specific emphasis on the development and modernization of societies.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Candidate MUST have a minimum of Five (5) subjects at CXC General Proficiency including English,Social Studies, or History or Geography.

AWARDS OF DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES

CFBC DIPLOMA

Students are required to pass all three modules of EACH course taken. A minimum of two 2-Unit courses must be taken in order to qualify for CFBC certification.

CAPE CERTIFICATE

A single Certificate is provided for each examination sitting. Note well: CAPE certification does not qualify students for CFBC graduation.

CAPE DIPLOMA

To qualify for the CAPE Diploma, six CAPE Units must be successfully completed (with passes at grades I to V), including Caribbean Studies. Units for the CAPE Diploma are typically acquired over a two year period but may be acquired over a maximum period of five years.

 

 

 

 

 


General Education Requirements

Communication Studies Caribbean Studies Integrated Maths
COMM1001 Module 1 - Gathering and Processing Information
COMM1002 Module 2 - Language and Community
COMM1003 Module 3 - Speaking and Writing
CCST1181 Module 1 - Caribbean Society and Culture
CCST1182 Module 2 - Issues in Caribbean Development
CCST1183 Module 3 - Investigating Issues in the Caribbean
CMTH1331 Module 1 - Foundations of Mathematics
CMTH1332 Module 2 - Statistics
CMTH1333 Module 3 - Calculus


Core Courses
Sociology Unit 1
SOCI1151 Module 1: Sociology, Culture and Identity
SOCI1152 Module 2: Social Institutions: Family, Religion, Education
SOCI1153 Module 3: Social Stratification and Social Mobility

Sociology Unit 2
SOCI2151 Module 1: Population Studies
SOCI2152 Module 2: Social Order, Social Control and Deviance
SOCI2153 Module 3: Social Development and Poverty

History Unit 1
HIST1091 Module 1: Indigenous Societies
HIST1092 Module 2: Slave Systems: Character and Dismantlement
HIST1093 Module 3: Freedom in Action

History Unit 2
HIST2091 Module 1: Atlantic World: Interactions
HIST2092 Module 2: Atlantic Development: Identity and Industry
HIST2093 Module 3: International Relations: Conflict and Liberation


Adjunct/Supporting Courses

Candidates pursuing the CXC®-AD are required to select at least two CAPE® Units from the Approved Adjunct/Supporting Course Listing in order to fulfil the requirements of the degree.

  • One Unit must be selected from the Humanities and Fine Arts 
  • The second Unit must be selected from the Natural, Physical Sciences and Technology OR Social, and Behavioural Sciences.

At least 2 single Units can be chosen from any of the CAPE® options based on the following categories:

Humanities and Fine Arts

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Natural, Physical Sciences and Technology

Art and Design Unit 1 

Economics Unit 1 or 2

Applied Mathematics Unit 1  

French Unit 1 

Entrepreneurship Unit 1 or 2

Biology Unit 1  

History Unit 2

Geography Unit 1 or 2

Chemistry Unit 1  

Law Unit 1

Sociology Unit 1 or 2

Environmental Science Unit 1 or 2

Spanish Unit 1 

 

Information Technology Unit 1 or 2

 

 

Pure Mathematics Unit 1

 

 

Physics Unit 1

 

Elective
Choose one units from any other CAPE® syllabus

 

 
CAPE Subjects Prerequisites or Entry Requirements
Accounting
Applied Mathematics
Art & Design
Biology
Chemistry
Caribbean Studies
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Digital Media
Economics
Environmental Science
Entrepreneurship
French
Geography
History
Information Technology
Integrated Mathematics
Law
Literatures in English
Management of Business
Physic
Pure Mathematics
Sociology
Spanish
Tourism
Principles of Accounts
Mathematics
Visual Arts or Clothing & Textiles, or Technical Drawing, or Information Technology, or Woodwork
Biology, Chemistry
Chemistry, Mathematics
None
None
Information Technology , Mathematics
None but Information Technology and Visual Arts are assets
None but Economics and Mathematics are assets
Geography, Integrated Science or Chemistry or Physics or Biology
None but English A is an asset
French but English B is an asset
Geography
History
Information Technology
Mathematics
History or English B
English A, English B
Principles of Accounts is an asset
Physics, Mathematics
Mathematics
History or Social Studies or Geography
Spanish but English B is an asset
None but English A is an asset