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BSc in Gender and Development

Admission Requirements for the BSc in Gender and Development

Applicants must satisfy The UWI’s admission requirements in either (a) and (b) or (c) below:

Normal Matriculation

a) Five (5) CXC/CSEC or GCE O’Level passes . English Language is compulsory. Grade requirements are: Grades I or II pre-1998 and Grades I, II, or III from June 1998, General Proficiency; AND  two (2) CAPE or GCE A Level passes (Grades A-C), Unit 1 and Unit 2 in each subject;


b) An Associate degree, Diploma and/or Certificate from another approved tertiary institution having attained a B+ average or a minimum GPA of 2.5;


c) High School Grade 12 transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum SAT I score of 1700 plus a minimum of two (2) SAT II subjects at a score of 500 or above or successful completion of Advanced Placement Courses or the International Baccalaureate programme.

Lower Matriculation

a)  A minimum of five (5) subjects at CXC/CSEC or GCE O‘Level passes Compulsory- English Language. Grade requirements for CXC/CSEC are General Proficiency, Grades I or II pre-1998 and Grades I, II, or III from June 1998;




GEND1001   Research Methods & Interactive Skills

GEND1103   Basic Theoretical Concepts & Sources of Knowledge

GEND1201  Cultural Representations & the Construction of Masculinity & Femininity

Plus ONE of the following courses

SOCI1005 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences 


ECON1005   Introduction to Statistics

Plus ONE of the following courses:

SOCI1002   Introduction to Sociology 


SOCI1003    Sociology and Development   

Plus THREE of the following courses:

FOUN1013    Critical Reading and Writing in the Social Sciences 


FOUN1019   Critical Reading and Writing in the Disciplines  


FOUN1101   Caribbean Civilization

FOUN1201   Science, Medicine and Technology in Society

Plus TWO Level 1 free electives


GEND2001 Gender in Caribbean Culture1: History and Theology

GEND2002 Gender in Caribbean Culture II: Linguistics, Popular Culture and Literature

GEND2004 Sexuality, Power and Illicit Desire in the Caribbean

GEND2013 Men and Masculinities in the Caribbean

Plus ONE of the following courses:

SOCI2006  Qualitative Methods in Sociological Research 


SOCI2008  Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences  


SOCI2007 Survey Design and Analysis  


SOCI2011 Social and Cultural Anthropology 

Plus FIVE Level 2 Free electives


GEND3031 Gender, Sex and Society

GEND3032  Gender, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management

GEND3600  Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS

GEND3703  Feminist Critiques of Development Theories: Implications for Policy and Planning

SOCI3027   Gender and Development (formerly SOCI2016) 

Plus FIVE Level 3 free electives 


GEND3033 Critical Perspectives on Gender and Violence (No prerequisite required)

GEND3502  The Philosophy of Gender in Caribbean Thought

- Full-time students should register for five (5) courses each semester 

- Part-time students should register for three (3) courses each semester

Gender Majors MUST successfully complete courses as follows:

 - 11 compulsory courses offered by the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) Mona Unit;

 - three (3) University Foundation courses;

 - four (4) listed courses from the Department of Sociology, Psychology & Social Work;

 - 12 free electives depending on Minor selected, for a total of 30 courses (90 credits) OR 30 courses (93 credits if required to do FOUN1019 - Critical Reading and Writing in the Disciplines Social Sciences).

You are responsible for ensuring that you meet the requirements  to be awarded the Major (s) AND/OR Minor(s).  Please check the Handbook or contact the office of the relevant Department to receive accurate and updated information on courses.

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