Undergraduate Programmes

History and Heritage Major

History and Heritage Major

Students are required to read at least THIRTEEN (13) 3 credit courses for a total of 39 credits in History & Heritage.


1. HIST1703: Introduction to History
2. HIST1901: Introduction to Heritage Studies

3. Any one of the following:

    HIST1304:    Africa in World Civilization to 1800
    HIST1407:    Continuity and Change in Early Modern Europe, 1400-1789    
    HIST1505:    The Asian World Prior to 1600
    HIST1601:    The Atlantic World 1400-1600

Level II

FIVE Courses (15 credits) including:

   HIST2006    Conquest, Colonization and Resistance in the Caribbean, 1600 to            the end of Slavery
   HIST2007    Freedom, Decolonization and Independence in the Caribbean since 1804
   HIST2901    Heritage Management and Tourism in the Caribbean
   HIST2902    Caribbean Historical Landscapes and the Development of Eco-tourism

Any other ONE History course (in either the first or second semester)

Level III

FIVE Courses (15 credits):
    HIST3801:     Historical Archaeology

(Pre-requisite: Any Archaeology course OR a Level One, OR a Level Two Heritage Studies course)

     HIST3901:     Urban Heritage of Jamaica
     HIST3013:     History of the Jamaican Landscape

One other level III Caribbean History Course
One other Level III History Course. A student may choose a third Caribbean History course