Course Description


This course sensitizes students to cost and management accounting theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on the concepts and procedures of product costing, as well as strategies...
This course introduces students to the fundamental accounting principles, practices and procedures necessary for the recording and reporting of financial data within a business...

This course involves the study of accounting theory and practice from the perspective of both preparers and users.  It develops the student’s technical and problem-solving ability that will be required in the accounting process and the preparation and analysis of financial statements.  Emphases are on the basics of accounting and on accounting for most assets.

A continuation of Financial Accounting I, the course further develops the student’s technical and problem-solving ability that will be required in the accounting process and the preparation and analysis of financial statements.  Emphases are on accounting for equity and other dimensions of accounting and financial reporting including emerging issues and future directions.

This is the first of a two-semester programme in management accounting.  This course seeks to provide an in-depth understanding of (a) the conceptual issues and techniques used in the design of cost accounting information systems and (b) the use of costing information for managerial decision-making and business strategy in both manufacturing and service firms.  An important feature of the course is its emphasis on cost analysis and the preparation of managerial reports.

This course looks at accounting theory and practice from the perspective of both the users and the preparers.  The course develops the student’s technical and problem-solving ability involved in the accounting process and the preparation of and analysis of financial statements.

This course is designed for students above the intermediate level of accounting.  It deals with advanced accounting concepts, practices and procedures.  It targets primarily persons pursuing professional studies in accounting and prepares students who will work at the most advanced level of accounting

This course facilitates a thorough comprehension of the methodology and techniques of modern auditing; examines the role of auditors and provides an understanding of the legal, regulatory, professional and ethical environment in which auditors operate.  The auditing standards will be examined with applications of Jamaican cases to demonstrate relevant principles and issued.

This course builds on the fundamentals of auditing theory and practice.  It covers the management of the audit process including quality control of audits, international standards on auditing.  It focuses heavily on the application of the theory of the conduct the audit process.

This course is intended to provide a guide to interpreting financial statements and the use of financial information.  It demonstrates how to effectively and accurately evaluate a firm’s financial status and thus make informed investment decisions.

The objective of the course is to introduce both majors and non-majors to the basic tools and concepts of economics.  Students will be exposed to the core principles of economics: the role of incentives, the idea of scarcity, how to really measure the cost of a choice, what is a market, and the purpose of prices.  The course will also introduce the toolkit of methods used by economists.  Thus, the course covers how markets work (and when they do not work) and how consumers and producers make decisions.  Finally, the course applies these tools and concepts to explain the

This course seeks to give students a basic understanding of how prices are formed in markets. To this end, the basic tools of microeconomic analysis will be developed and, wherever possible, applied to economic issues facing Jamaica and other market-oriented Caribbean economies. This course will explore how individual consumers and firms behave and how they interact with each other. In addition, the course will explore broadly how governmental policies can impact on these issues faced by consumers and firms and will affect them in one way or another.

This is an introductory course in macroeconomics designed to provide students with an understanding of the basic tools and methods of macroeconomics.  The course begins with conceptual and methodological questions including a definition of macroeconomics.  It then deals with the principles of measurement, performance and prediction of the behaviour of the ‘typical’ Caribbean economy at the aggregative or macro level.  The course also covers monetary and fiscal policy, as well as problems of growth, inflation, unemployment, exchange rate instability, and public/private and int

The course is designed to review students’ knowledge of elementary mathematics and to expose them to some of the mathematical concepts and techniques that are required to study mathematical models in economics and the management sciences.  Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of important concepts and developing analytical skills rather than just computational skills, the use of algorithms and the manipulation of formulae.

This course is designed to teach students various concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics. It is also designed to give students an introduction to research methods.  

The course outlines: Limits; Continuity; Trigonometric Functions; Differentiation of Single Variable Functions; Integration and Applications; Partial Differentiation; Applications of Partial Differentiation; Introduction to Differential and Difference Equations.

The principal objective of this course in is to introduce the students to the basic concepts, theories and issues involved in banking and finance. It also seeks to help students master the established principles of the management of bank and non-bank financial institution management, and understand the critical aspects of financial development of Caribbean countries, comparing and contrasting their experiences. Students will be exposed to the use of monetary and financial statistics for key analytical purposes, especially as these relate to financial management.

The objective of this course is to take students who have had only an intuitive and descriptive introduction to basic economic concepts and acquaint them with the use of formal economic models at an elementary level.  The students will be introduced to simplified models of microeconomics and macroeconomics.  Under the heading of “micro-economics”, theories of consumer and firm behaviour are introduced along with an explanation of the various types of market structures.  For “macro-economics”, the course presents theories of long run economic growth and short run economic fluc

Objective: This course presents the neoclassical theory of markets under the assumption of perfect competition. It bases the analysis of the forces of demand and supply on the theory of the utility maximizing consumer and the theory of the profit-maximizing firm respectively. The emphasis is on partial equilibrium analysis with some exposure to the method of general equilibrium analysis.

Intermediate Microeconomics II extends the analysis of demand and supply to imperfectly competitive markets.  The theory of distribution based on the formation of prices on inputs is an application of demand and supply analysis. Selected topics in market failure are also treated.  The methodology is again primarily partial equilibrium analysis with some exposure to general equilibrium analysis.

The purpose of this course is to present the student with a theoretical framework within which to understand the issue of fluctuations in an economy.  The framework is quite general, and does not itself focus on any particular economy.  However, by the end of the course, you should be able to use this theoretical framework to understand the economic issues currently relevant to Caribbean economies, such as, (1) why did the inflation rate in Jamaica fall so dramatically over the last five years; (2) why are interest rates lower in the OECD (Organization of Eastern Caribbean States)

This course explores in greater detail some of the topics introduced and employed in the earlier Macroeconomic courses. The first course in intermediate Macroeconomics presented a broad model of the economy, employing assumed explanations for consumption, investment, interest rates, and so on.   In this course we examine the theoretical foundations of some of these relationships, looking at each of the elements of the broader model in greater detail.

The course outlines: The use of statistical analysis in Economics; Examples from economics are used for implementing statistical tools such as: Sampling Techniques, Regression, Index Numbers, Time Series, Forecasting, Input-Output, National Income Accounting and other Economic Statistics.

The course outlines: The use of statistical analysis in business at production and marketing stages (Quality Control Charts, Market Research, Sample Surveys on demand for the product e.t.c.), Organization and presentation of business data, Probability Theory, Discrete Probability Distributions, Continuous Probability Distributions, Sampling Distributions, Test of Hypothesis, Regression and Correlation Techniques, Categorical Data Analysis, Time Series and Projections, Quality Control Methods, Applied Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).

The course outlines: Estimation and Hypothesis Testing (Expected Value, Properties of Estimators, Methods of Estimation, Central Limit Theorem, Distribution of Sample Mean and Proportion, Interval Estimation, Large and Small Samples, Hypothesis testing, Types of Errors, T, F and C2 Distributions, Inferences about Means and Proportions from two populations); Non-Parametric Methods (Situations where NP methods are applied, Runs Test, Mann-Whitney U-Test, Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test); Regression and Correlation (Simple and Multiple Regression, Polynomial Regression, Simple and Partial

The course outlines: Regression Analysis (Simple and Multiple Regression Analysis, Residual Analysis, Model Selection Procedures), Time Series Analysis (Smoothing and Decomposition Methods, Test of Randomness, Box Jenkins Methods),  Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Experimental Design (One-way and Two-way Classifications, Fixed, Random and Mixed Effects Model, Latin Squares, Simple Factorial Experiments) and Analysis of Covariance.

This is a practical course that has been designed to teach students to perform data analysis using a variety of computer packages. SPSS will be the main package employed.  On completing the course students should be able to generate statistical formulae using computer software and to analyze and evaluate the resultant output.

The course outlines: Practical aspects of Sampling, Polls and Census; Types of Sampling; Simple Random Sampling; Stratified Sampling; Systematic Sampling; Planning and Execution of Social Sample Surveys/Censuses.

This course is a continuation of Calculus I. Differential and Integral Calculus has widespread applications in several areas of the Social Sciences. Therefore this course will prove invaluable to any serious social scientist.
The course outlines: Optimization of Functions of n Variables; Non-Linear Programming (Kuhn-Tucker conditions); Differential Equations; Difference Equations; Optimal Control Theory

This course provides an introduction to some of the more important topics in the field of Matrix Algebra. Matrix Algebra has widespread applications in the fields of Economics, Psychology and Sociology. Therefore it is essential for students majoring in any of the aforementioned fields to have a working knowledge of Matrix Algebra.
The course outlines: Systems of Linear Equations; Matrices and Matrix Algebra; Determinants and Inverses; Vectors; Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors; Quadratic Forms.

This course seeks to introduce the student to the unique characteristics of the Caribbean economy, highlighting the challenges faced and the opportunities that beckon.  A brief history of the Caribbean economies will precede an examination of the structure and performance of the economies, with focus being placed on crucial domestic and international issues.  The course will also highlight numerous impacts of globalization on the small economies of the Caribbean, and will examine the challenges and possibilities associated with economic integration in the region.

The course is designed to expose non-specialists to some of the main economic problems in the Caribbean, especially those that impinge on the region’s social and economic development.  Problems will be selected according to their current importance and their implications for the region’s development.  Some of the areas from which problems are drawn are: Agriculture, Financial services, Manufacturing, Mining, Tourism, Economic integration, Income distribution and poverty, Informal economy, Caribbean in the global economy, and the impact of climate change on the region’s economies.<

The objective of this course is to introduce students to International Economic Relations.  Special consideration is given to the position of developing countries in the International Economic System.
The main topics covered include: the characteristics of underdevelopment, trade and development, economic integration, globalization and international economic institutions.

This course covers a range of topics relevant to the Caribbean region.  These topics include: Evolution of International Economic Relations from Mercantilism to the present; International Monetary Arrangements; International Trade and Policy.

This course is designed to cover basic materials in modern Monetary Theory: the Demand for and Supply of Money and Credit; Interest Rate Theory, Inflation and Rational Expectations.  The conduct of Monetary Policy and its effect on economic activity and the price level will also be discussed in the context of developing countries.

The objectives include: To provide an introduction to International Trade and Theory; and to develop a critical awareness of International Trade Policy with special reference to the less developed countries.

The course outlines: The Balance of Payments, The Foreign Exchange Markets,  Interest Parity Foreign Exchange Risk, International Investment, Theories of the Balance of Payments, Exchange Rate Theories, International Banking

This course examines the relationship between finance and economic development.  It focuses on critical issues such as: the role of the financial sector in fostering economic growth and alleviating poverty; government policies for the financial sector and their impact on development; and the impact of financial sector crises on economic development.  Other local and international sources of finance and their impact on development will also be examined.  A key feature of this course will be a number of guest lectures by industry experts.

The course examines: The nature and role of financial institutions in an economy; The economic and financial environment in which Financial Institutions operate; Commercial Banks (performance analysis, structure and regulation); Selected areas in the management of Commercial Banks and non-bank Financial Intermediaries (liquidity measurement, lending policies, investment policies, capital management, and asset and liquidity); Non-bank financial intermediaries (credit unions, building societies, money market funds, life and non-life insurance companies, pension funds, finance companies and in

This course deals with the evolving role of government in a democratic society. It covers market efficiency, market failures, efficiency and equity or fundamentals of welfare economics; public goods an publicly provided private goods, public mechanisms for allocating resources, alternatives for determining public goods expenditures, externalities and the environment and cost-benefit analysis.

This course deals with taxation in both theory and in the context of small open economies like Jamaica. It discusses the background of taxation, the incidence of taxation, the efficiency of taxation, issues relating to optimal taxation, tax avoidance, and developments and reforms proposed by the tax review committee in Jamaica and other developing countries.

This course has three components. The first component introduces the students to the theory of economic integration, with particular reference to the integration of markets and policies. The second component examines the processes of economic integration in the European Union (EU), Latin America and the Caribbean. The third component assesses the fundamental economic issues driving the Caribbean economic integration process and explores related challenges. The course will also evaluate the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) as a response to developments in the global economy.

The objectives include: To apprise students of the economic tools and techniques applicable for effective environmental management decisions; To explore the impact of development policy on environmental management of small developing states and discuss the options available; To examine national, regional and global trends in environmental management and the trade-offs between environmental protection and socio-economic considerations in the short and long run; Attempt to identify the foremost environmental problems using economic tools essential for effective policy decisio

The course is aimed at: Understanding how banks operate is vital in the real world whether you (or your business) are engaged in borrowing, lending, local or international financial transactions, training in financial markets or bank regulation.

The aim of the course is to: Identify and discuss the impact of the society and the economy on the environment, determine the factors which influence public and private sector policies in environmental management, Formulate and evaluate critical policies which seek to protect and conserve the natural resources, reduce the climatic risks and minimize exposure to these risks.

The course outlines: Concepts (classical probability, mathematical and empirical concepts of probability in terms of set theory concepts of events (mutually exclusive, conditional, independent etc.), axioms and rules of probability - Baye's theorem etc.

The course outlines: Concepts of estimation, estimate and estimator - point estimate and interval estimation - desirable properties of a point estimator; estimation theory (mathematical definition/ concept of desirable properties of the estimators (techniques of estimation of parameters, method of moments, method of maximum likelihood and Minimum Variance Unbiased (MVU) estimators Cramer-Rao inequality etc., confidence intervals for the mean, variance and differences between means etc.

The course outlines: Constrained and Unconstrained Static Optimization, Linear Programming-Graphical Method, Simplex Method, Two-Phase Method, Dual Simplex Method, Linear Programming Models: Transport, Assignment; Advanced Linear Programming: Revised Simplex Method, Network Theory, Queuing Theory, Goal Programming.

The course outlines: Introduction to Game Theory: The Normal Form, The Extensive Form; Static Games with Complete Information: Pure Strategy Nash Equilibrium, Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibrium; Dynamic Games with Complete Information: Subgame Perfect Equilibrium; Games with Incomplete Information: Bayesian Nash Equilibrium, Perfect Bayesian Nash Equilibrium; Applications: Oligopoly, Strategic Trade Policy, Bargaining.

The course outlines: Non-parametric Estimation and Tests of Hypothesis (the Binomial Test and Estimation of p, Order Statistics, the Quantile Test and Estimation of xp, the Sign Test, Variations of the Sign Test); Contingency Tables - r x c Contingency Tables, the Median Test, Measures of Dependence, the Chi-square goodness of Fit Test; Statistical Inferences based on ranks and other topics will be examined.

This is an introductory course, in the context of the simple two-variable model the classical linear regression model (CLRM) is thoroughly examined. Ordinary least squares estimators and the Gauss-Markov theorem in regression is presented. Tests of hypotheses, confidence intervals are covered. Problems that arise when the assumptions of the CLRM are relaxed are examined. The Basic Linear Regression Model Assumptions, Ordinary Least Squares, Properties of least Squares Estimators.

This course introduces the field of economic development.  It examines a number of definitions and measures of development and highlights the structural diversity and common characteristics of less developed countries (LDCs).  The theories of development are reviewed, and numerous multi-disciplinary perspectives on development are highlighted.

This course addresses some of the major economic policy challenges now facing developing countries, with particular reference to the Caribbean.  Domestic issues such as poverty, unemployment and income distribution will be examined, as will be a number of crucial international trade and debt issues. The Stabilization Programmes of the IMF, as well as the Structural Adjustment Programmes of the World Bank will be critically reviewed.  Focus will also be placed on crucial issues related to sustainable development.

This course presumes knowledge of the material covered in Econ3049. The student is introduced to the multivariate regression model at the outset. Extensive use is made of matrix algebra throughout. The CLRM is reviewed and the properties of the ordinary least squares estimators discussed. Students are exposed to alternative estimation techniques including the use of instrumental variables, the method of maximum likelihood and the method of moments. The course covers advanced topics including models with lagged dependent variables, simultaneous equation systems and time series econometrics.

This course presumes knowledge of the material covered in Econ3049.  The student is introduced to the multivariate regression model at the outset.  Extensive use is made of matrix algebra throughout.  The CLRM is reviewed and the properties of the ordinary least squares estimators discussed.  Students are exposed to alternative estimation techniques including the use of instrumental variables, the method of maximum likelihood and the method of moments.  The course covers advanced topics including models with lagged dependent variables, simultaneous equation systems

This course will provide the student with an understanding of the processes, design and implementation of public economic policy with emphasis on the Caribbean economic environment.. It proceeds from a review of the nature of public economic policy and its underpinnings in economic theory, through the role of market and governmental failure, and conceptual issues in the formation and implementation of public policy, to the examination of specific areas of policy design and implementation.

Formerly ECON3066.  This course is designed to provide students with a basic, but solid, understanding of the theoretical and practical issues associated with credit analysis and lending. Course topics include lending theory, credit risk management, analysis of various lending products, management of loan portfolios and problem loans.

This is a multi-disciplinary course of the Faculty of Social Sciences, designed mainly for non-Social Sciences students.
This course will introduce students to some of the major institutions in Caribbean society with exposure to both the historical and contemporary aspects of Caribbean society, including Caribbean legal, political and economic systems.  In addition, Caribbean culture and Caribbean social problems are discussed.

This course is required for all students in the Faculty of Social Sciences.  It introduces students to the definition of politics and political science, to basic concepts in the discipline such as political culture, power, authority and to the key elements of the State in Anglo-American Democracy, the former Soviet Union, the Third World and the Caribbean.  Global and Regional issues which affect politics such as the debtproblem are also discussed.

The aim of this introductory course in Political Philosophy is to initiate a discussion on some basic concepts in political discourse, including justice, rights, ethics, political obligation, notions of the social contract, freedom, democracy, authority, power and the state.

This is a core course for students registered in the Public Sector Management option and a pre-requisite for all other courses in Public Sector Management.  It introduces students to the basic concept of management within the context of the public sector and provides opportunities for demonstrating their practical application.  The course will trace the historical evolution of the public bureaucracy and public management systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean and will discuss the political, economic and social context in which contemporary public management takes place.  It wi

This course offers a kaleidoscopic overview of the subject matter of International Relations - ideas and concepts, actors and policies and issues and trends.  It incorporates the study of history, theory and current events in order to afford students basic knowledge about the world of states and the state of the world.

This course looks at the genesis, evolution and character of the philosophy of slave society and anti-slavery resistance.  It examines the ancestral predisposition, continuities and structure of plantation culture and anti-slavery culture as well as the views engendered by Black resistance, White abolition and pro-slavery thought.  This course is intended to demonstrate, among other things, that the Caribbean has its own dynamic philosophical space; and that anti-slavery struggles were rooted in a philosophy and ideology constructed and articulated by Africans enslaved in the Amer

This course examines the contemporary debate on the nature of the state, focusing on the ideas of some of the most important philosophers.  The main thinkers and issues may include Rawls, Dworkin, Gewirth, and the question of social injustice; Hayek, Nozick and the libertarian perspective; Marx and the limits of liberal democracy; and Lyotard, Foucault Habermas and the post-modern perspective.

This course exposes students to the sphere of sports as a legitimate area for social science research and analysis.  To this end, we begin by reviewing approaches to the study of sports; trace the development and spread of sports in the Anglophone Caribbean, identifying the links between sports and ideological, socio-economic and political developments in the region.  We then analyse West Indies Cricket, Track and Field, Football and Netball in Jamaica, looking at their potential roles in national development.

This course focuses on the diverse currents of Caribbean Thought, which have influenced the development of Caribbean societies from colonialism to independence.  Taking up from Gordon Lewis’ Main Currents in Caribbean Thought, the course examines the central ideological currents of Twentieth Century political thought in the region and covers Nationalism, Pan-Africanism, Marxism, Feminism, Democratic Socialism and Neo-conservatism.  Among some of thinkers considered are Marcus Garvey, George Padmore, C.L.R.

This course explores the distinct foundations upon which modern Caribbean politics rests.  It attempts to identify the unique characteristics and experiences of Caribbean states to enrich the field of comparisons with other political systems.  The special characteristics of small states, the varied impact of colonialism in the region, the nature of the political culture, along with class and ethnic influences, the founding roles of Caribbean leaders, the main state formations that have emerged, as well as the emergence of civil societies in the Caribbean are the main ar

This course focuses on the structure of and current controversies in Caribbean political systems from a comparative perspective.  Many of these have to do with elections and electoral systems, political parties and party systems, the nature of political opposition, the nature of government and reforms of the state, human rights and human development, justice, crime and corruption, models of economic development, and the impact of globalization.  These problems are discussed in the context of the challenges faced by the Caribbean to meet acceptable standards of democracy, developme

This course will introduce students to African Politics.  It will begin with the background to contemporary African Politics, looking at the way African traditions and the experiences of colonialism have structured modern-day politics. It will also examine the struggle for independence and the varieties of the post colonial state.

This course surveys the role of youths as both offenders and victims. It examines the local, regional and international discourse related to children and youth; and delinquency...

This course is about the institutional arrangements devised by societies to respond to crime. It provides an overview of the criminal justice system- and while not being explicitly comparative, locates the Caribbean in the wider international context offering some comparisons and contrasts with both the developed and some developing countries. It involves a survey of the politics, courts and corrections. This is done against the backdrop of the problems of definition and measurement of crime.

This course explores the folk and popular music as socio-political, cultural and philosophical instruments and expressions in the making of the African Diaspora in the Americas.  Within this historical context, the course examines, through popular Jamaican music (Ska, Rock Steady and Reggae) ideas of grass root Jamaicans about freedom, justice, human rights, power, the nature of the state, social and political behaviour since independence.  It seeks to ascertain/measure the intellectual/ideological contributions of grass root Jamaicans to the making/definition of freedom, justice,

This course will attempt to build on elementary knowledge of statistics provided in the first year of the degree programme and to apply these tools to a specified range of topics.  The course is divided into three phases.  The first will be devoted to reviewing the methodological underpinnings of empirical research in the social sciences and in-depth review of published research relating to the specified range of topics.  The second will involve the use of statistical computing procedures to analyze data.  The third phase will be devoted to supervising projects.

This course will focus on issues of current relevance in African politics.  These will include issues such as: ethnicity and regionalism, economic performance and structural adjustment, the end of Apartheid and the future of Africa.

This course seeks to develop students’ understanding of some of the explanatory and normative theories used in Public Sector Management and to apply these theories to specific aspects of public management.  Students should have undertaken Introduction to Public Sector Management before undertaking this course.
The course is intended to provide the theoretical and conceptual tools that will be required for the analysis of substantive areas of study to be taken at advanced level.

This course seeks to concentrate on some theoretical issues, current trends and major problem areas, by applying techniques of administrative analysis.

This course will examine the principal aspects of public sector finances, their sources and expenditures and study the administrative (legal) framework, which exist to use funds...

This course covers a sample of the old, the new and the different in the theoretical discourse of the discipline of International Relations. It takes as its starting point the view that theory helps us to understand the world and to understand why we, as individuals think the way we do.  Thus students are encouraged to critically assess not just other people’s ideas about International Relations but their own as well.

This course provides an introduction to Public International Law and considers the contribution made by Public International Law to the preservation of friendly relations between the states.  Emphasis is placed on the more practical aspects of the law, with focus on topics which those who enter the professional sphere of foreign affairs might be expected to encounter on a regular basis.  Such topics include jurisdiction and immunities, state responsibility and recognition.  Some attempt is made to cover the role of law in wider international political issues such as terrorism

This course provides an introduction to International Organizations, emphasizing co-operative activities involving governments.  It concentrates on critically examining the theories, origin, structures and current status of international and regional organizations in the study of world politics.

This course is based on the premise that the study of International Relations must take into account the inter- relation-ship between the economic and the political.  It introduces students to political economy perspectives and applies this analytic approach to the study of such issues as the liberal international economic order and distributive justice, and the international financial system and policy co-ordination.

This is an introductory course on the intersection of public service with law.  Civil servants, the role of law and the courts along with the Jamaican constitution are considered inter-related topics.  Course design is such that public sector management students learn about the legal system (both in Jamaica and in a comparitive sense) while also providing insight to the particular concerns, contadictions and outcomes of public service life.  The relationship between civil servant and lawyer is often adversial.  This is unfortunate given their complementary tasks to ensur

This course will introduce students to the central issues in Jamaica electoral politics since independence. It provides a historical overview of politics in Jamaica and examines the origins of the Westminster system of government. Students will study individual elections and assess the major trends themes that have developed over the years.

The aim is to acquaint the student with the rich theoretical and narrative history on revolutionary movements in the light of the practical experiences of a selection of contemporary and history revolutions.  It will be divided into two parts.  The first will examine the various theories on the causes of revolutions, through Marx, Brinton, Johnson, Tilly, Barrington Moore, Trimberger, Theda Skocpol, to Wallerstein, Eisenstadt and Unger.  The second will survey in detail the experience of Cuba, Grenada and Nicaragua in the light of the other contemporary and historical example

This course will lay the foundations for the study of the politics of industrial societies, with a focus on North America and Western Europe.  It will look at the emergence of liberal democracy, and the practice of politics in industrial societies including political parties, elections, electoral systems and the media.

This course examines the development of ideologies pertaining to the punishment of offenders. It explores the rationale for imprisonment, including retribution, incapacitation, and rehabilitation and critically examines past and existing penal doctrines in Jamaica. Alternatives to incarceration and current ideas about penal reform are also critical examined.

This course examines the historical changes in the patterns and meanings of violence globally. Special attention is paid to individual, collective and state violence in the Caribbean context. The main theories explaining the causes of violence and current research on attitudes to violence and the use of force to bring about social political change are reviewed. Strategies of conflict management and prevention and their relationship to development and the transformation of political culture and state institutions that seek to monopolize the legitimate use of violence are discussed.

This course will focus on issues of current relevance in industrial societies, with emphasis on Western Europe and North America.  It will analyze the extent of cynicism towards politics, the various tendencies in the political system, issues of economic transformation and changes in the state.

This course introduces students to Latin American Political Institutional Developments and Major Economic Changes in the 20th century.

The focus of this course is on the development of Garveyism as a social movement in the early decades of the twentieth century and its impact on contemporary movements for decolonization in the Diaspora and in Africa.  The socio-political practice of the Garvey movement will be examined in order to ascertain its Pan-Africanist appeal.  Students will be exposed to primary source materials at the National Library of Jamaica, the multi-volume Marcus Garvey and the UNIA Paper and recent literature on the Garvey movement so that they can decide on research topics.

This course introduces students to approaches to ethical reasoning and provides a frame of reference for examining contemporary practice.  Interactions between public sector managers and other internal and external stakeholders, including the general public, private sector and non-government organizations, are given special attention. 

This course is designed to help develop and apply the analytical skills needed by public managers to a number of topical issues. The content of this course is therefore intended to 'racticalize' the students' theoretical knowledge. The delivery method will be primarily through guest lectures, field trips and case analysis. The main emphasis of this course will be on contemporary controversies and themes. These will be related to a settled body of ideas and concepts that comprise the core of the discipline.

This course will consist of an examination of public choice and public goods allocation theories.  This will be done in the context of policy analysis and the various considerations and limitations of this process. 

This course is designed as a broad overview of critical approaches pertaining to the management of development issues, mainly in the Third World.  The aim is to help students understand and evaluate conceptual and practical approaches to development management.  It will focus on key economic, institutional, policy and management issues, particularly as they relate to administrative capacity building, policy implementation and problem solving.  The role of the international policy network in development episodes will be highlighted.

This course will examine the principal aspects of public sector finances, their sources and expenditures and study the administrative (legal) framework, which exist to use funds as development component of the Caribbean and other developing countries.  Students will also gain insight into the accountability aspects regarding public finances and the extent to which modern managerial quantitative techniques can be used for and forecasting purposes.

This course aims at giving students a moderate depth of knowledge of Policy Analysis Techniques.  Students will also obtain hands-on application.

This course will entail a normative and empirical examination of the processes of democracy and democratization in the Modern World.  The pluralist competitive approach constitutes our fundamental point of departure.  Its essential nature and characteristics are closely examined with a view towards arriving at clear understandings regarding the inauguration, development, institutionalization impact and relevance of pluralist democratic regimes.

This course will identify and analyze various stages in the development of Caribbean states’ participation and profile in International Relations from 1970 to the present.  Focus will be on the dominant norms, influences, patterns and instruments which have characterized their participation in multilateral diplomacy, economic and security relations.

This course introduces that Foreign Policy is the primary means through which states interact with each other.  Each year the foreign policies of at least two states are chosen as the focus of this course e.g.

This course is concerned with the role of Public International Law in fostering economic development in all spheres, including international trading and financial transactions, exploitation of natural resources, protection of the environment and the promotion of human rights.

This is a seminar which focuses on contemporary and/or typical issues that are of critical and significant importance to the structure, nature and status of international relations.  Issues include those which are not traditional areas of study but which could be so as the discipline evolves.

In this course students are exposed to the theory and practice, the art and science of negotiations through a variety of teaching methods - guest lectures from practitioners, simulations and critical discussion.  The aim is to enable students to explain and understand negotiation outcomes, as well as to give them practical experience in the conduct of negotiations

Each student will be required to spend a minimum of four weeks in a major institution and to provide a report describing and assessing this experience.  The idea is to familiarize and expose students to the working environment of International Relations. This course is now open to a limited number of 3rd year International Relations Majors, selected on the basis of their grades. Other International Relations majors will do GT36M as a compulsory course and available elective.   

The course focuses on two (2) broad areas in the study of international security.  First, it provides an introduction and analysis of the historical, conceptual and contextual themes of the discipline. In particular, realism, deterrence and offence-defence theories will inform the discourse on the ‘security dilemma’, the nuclear weapons debate and the arms race.

The internship is a new, exciting, practical and compulsory programme for all students entering the Public Sector Management Major in 2009.  The internship, usually taken in the summer over six weeks, provides a student with the opportunity to participate in and observe, as a full-time working member of the staff, the daily administrative or policy-related activities of a ministry, agency or department of the Government of Jamaica.

This course is a capstone for the Public Sector Management Major and is a co-requisite with the Public Sector Management Internship. It builds on theoretical concepts and...
This course examines how Internet based applications interact with the practice of democracy globally and in the Caribbean. It will cover the various theories and frameworks that...

This course presents a broad view of the hospitality industry. Learners will appreciate that the hospitality industry is not only about hotels, but that it also includes restaurants, private clubs, casinos and casino hotels, consulting firms, and cruise ships. Each of these segments of the industry offers many and diverse career opportunities

This course is designed to enable students to understand the nuances of communication within hospitality organizations across functional units as well as external communication needs such as press releases, advertisements and proposals. The nature of this service industry demands sensitivity in communicating valuable information, and as such the course aims at cultivating necessary communication skills at management level in these organizations. The course will take a strategic approach, focusing on media management and issues relating to transparency.

The main objective of this course is to discuss sustainable tourism, with special emphasis on the Caribbean.  Caribbean nations are dependent on services in general and tourism in particular as a means of ensuring economic growth and development.  The Course will focus on the following issues: The importance of Tourism to Caribbean Economies; The social, economic and environmental impacts of Tourism; The Concept of Sustainable Tourism and its relevance to the Caribbean; Policy and Planning mechanisms to achieve Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean; International, Regional and Nati

The entertainment business is a multi-billion dollar industry that touches people in every corner of the world. The Caribbean presents very enticing prospects for better...

This course will be based on the already existing MS30E-Consumer Behaviour. The emphasis will now be on hospitality consumers in particular, with a view to understand how consumption patterns for tourism have changed with changing demographic factors. The changing consumer is a key area which must be understood moving forward; as there are increasing opportunities to introduce pull factors for various types of tourists. From an economic standpoint, some now view tourism as more than luxury goods which has implications for marketing efforts.

The entertainment business is a multi-billion dollar industry that touches people in every corner of the world.  The Caribbean presents very enticing prospects for better participation in this business through better management of the entertainment industry and in particular its music products.  Closely aligned to the music industry are the areas of fashion designing, cosmetology, filmmaking, choreography, management, marketing, tourism, gaming, graphic design, law and technology.

This course is designed to expose students to modern concepts and tools for marketing.  The focus will be on fundamentals of marketing such as consumer behaviour, the environment of marketing, marketing information systems, and how managers use the marketing mix strategies to achieve organizational goals.  Lectures will be complemented by industry guest lectures and field visits to companies operating in the Jamaican environment.

This is an introductory course on the use of Information Technology (IT) in organizations.  The course aims to expose students to some of the current issues facing organizations in their use of IT.  Use of IT is viewed from an objective of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational systems and processes in order to gain a competitive advantage.  The primary goal is to give a good understanding of how the manager can use information in the problem solving and decision-making processes.   It is assumed that students will be preparing eithe

This course exposes you to the various ways in which individuals and organizations interact to create goods and services in a competitive and dynamic environment.  The course begins with a broad overview of the nature and structure of organizations and in particular of Caribbean organizations.  The focus then narrows to examine the ways in which individuals and groups behave within the context of the organization.  Topics to be examined include power, leadership, groups, teams, conflict and individual behaviour.

This course is an introductory level survey of quantitative techniques, and is intended to provide an overview of commonly used mathematical models and statistical analyses to aid...

This course is primarily concerned with the application of economic principles and methodologies to the decision making process of the business firm operating under conditions of risk and uncertainty.  It focuses on the economics of business decisions and as such, brings abstract theory into closer harmony with managerial practice.  The concepts and issues are put in the context of real business decision problems in order to demonstrate methods of identifying problems and finding solutions.

This course will cover the following: General Principles of Law (system of courts, doctrine of precedent, case law and statute law, tort, contract and crime); and General Principles of Law of Contract (formation of contract, offer and acceptance, consideration, terms of contracts, conditions of warranties, implied terms, exclusion clauses, mistakes, misrepresentation, undue influence and illegality, assignment and negotiability, discharge, agreement (including notice), frustration, performance and breach, remedies).

The course seeks to provide the foundation of financial management. It will introduce some of the basic concepts used by financial managers in the decision making process, including risk and return, time value of money , financial statement analysis, capital budgeting and asset valuation models.  The course provides a theoretical framework within which these concepts are applicable. The course will also draw on real-world situations to highlight the importance of both the practice and theory of finance.

This course will examine the methods used for efficiently managing the operating divisions of manufacturing and service based firms.  The topics to be covered will include process analysis, design and layout, forecasting, capacity planning, production planning, inventory control, scheduling, project management and quality control.  An introduction is also provided to new production control techniques such as just-in time systems and group technology.

This course is designed to help students develop effective communication and presentation skills.  If offers a practical and analytical approach to the development of content and style in business communication with an emphasis on the relationship between creative and independent and logical thinking and the solution of business problems.

This course introduces students to the various forms of risks affecting financial institutions – the types of risks, and the ways of managing these risksThe aims and objectives are: To acquaint students with the composition of the financial services industry, To identify the various forms of risks, To explain the international best practices of managing risks

This course is the first part of a 2nd semester that is requirement for candidates reading for the BSc in Management Studies (Entrepreneurship). It can be done separately, as an elective. This component focuses on the thinking involved in converting the idea into a viable business plan and the strategies engaged in developing the product so it can be offered to the consumer.

This course is designed to explore the changing dynamics of consumer behaviour throughout the purchasing process and to provide students with the necessary skills to analyze, and shape marketing strategies which effectively meet consumer needs.
The course provides a broad overview of the consumer motivation, behavioural considerations affecting consumer purchase decisions, meeting consumer needs through selling, advertising, distribution and related activities.

This course covers the fundamental activities that are involved in the analysis, design and development of computer-based information systems.  Analysis is the act of understanding current information systems and developing the set of information requirements that users demand in a new or enhanced system.  In the design stage, Information System personnel develop data and programming maps as to how Information System will meet these requirements.  Actual coding and system construction occur in the development phase.   Particular emphasis is placed on the analysis an

Human Resource Management - Theory and Practice introduces the student to the organizational models and designs that will most effectively procure, integrate, develop, protect, compensate and maintain the human resources of the organization.  Students will be exposed to a cross section of Caribbean cases and readings and will analyze the implications of these practices for development of the region.

Industrial Relations is concerned with the rules, practices, outcomes and institutions emerging from the interaction between employers and employees in a formal work setting.  These outcomes occur at the workplace level, the sectoral level and the national level.  This course provides an introduction to Industrial Relations; it focuses on the principal Industrial Relations actors (workers, management and government) and their contribution to the process of workplace governance.  It is suitable to anyone who will work in any kind of workplace organization, essential for someon

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of negotiations as applied in the context of a business. It is intended primarily for students preparing for a career in Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations or in general management. Many of the principles encountered in this course will be applicable to conflict resolution in other aspects of life.

This course covers the fundamentals of Organizational theory, Structure and Design, the components and the links to organizational success. We begin with an historical overview of organizational theory, structure and design examining the pros and cons. Candidates will then be able to interpret the information in ways that will help them to determine which organizational structures are more appropriate for the particular kind of product and or service.

Organizational Development is designed for students who have a keen interest in enhancing the performance of organizations using a behavioural perspective.  In the course students will adopt the role of consultant and will be exposed to the various tools, techniques and methods of organizational intervention.  Students who do this course will be expected to utilize their knowledge and skills within the context of their own research teams as well as in an organizational setting.

This course is designed to provide students with an instructive framework within which business policies and strategies will be formulated and developed.  It covers the analysis and evaluation of corporate strategies.

This survey course attempts to prepare students for a better understanding of the relationships between business executives and other elements in the West Indian environment.  It involves eight modules: Business Environment; Regulation; History of Economic Thought; Criticisms of Business; Business Responsibility, International Trade and Consumerism.

The course is aimed at students who are majoring in Management Studies. The objective is to ensure that those who read the course will not only understand how the macro economy works but will become educated observers of what economic policy can and cannot achieve within the context of the Jamaica Economy.

The purpose of the international business management course is to familiarise students with the globally applicable theories of international business in the context of the practice of management in a small open developing environment.  The course builds upon the unassailable conclusion that the development of Jamaica and other countries in the Caribbean region will rest upon the ability of firms within the region to engage profitably in international business activities.

This course covers the Principles of Company Law, statutes and relevant case law, with special reference to matters of particular concern to Accountants and Auditors

Financial Management II is an advanced managerial finance course that ties together theory and applications of financial management and covers the essential aspects of financial decisions. Financial decisions are primarily concerned with providing solutions to the following problems: What assets should the enterprise acquire? (This is the capital budgeting decision), how should these assets be financed? (This is the capital structure decision), how should short-term operating cash flows be managed? (This is the working capital decision)

This course provides students with an understanding of the main principles and concepts of taxation.  It investigates how tax policy is formulated and explains how such policy is applied in practice in Jamaica.  The course enables students how the Jamaican tax liabilities of individuals and organizations are calculated.  The study of Jamaican tax law and practice is further developed in the context of tax planning and ethical considerations.

This course builds on Taxation I and extends the measurement of taxable income to corporate entities.  It introduces issues related to the taxation of distributions and benefits to principal members of companies.  It covers the taxation implications of residence and domicile of incorporated bodies, including double taxation treaties.  The course includes
comparative review of Commonwealth Caribbean tax regimes in the areas of income tax and capital gains tax.  The course will emphasize tax planning and management.

This course focuses on the principles and practices of project management in business and technology.  It will provide the student with the necessary skills that are required in industry.

The course provides an in-depth coverage of productivity and quality management in the service and other industries. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of quality principles through the interpretation, understanding and use of these principles and concepts throughout the problem-solving process. Areas covered include Quality and Continuous Improvement, Process Control, Productivity and Measurement, Reliability and Bench-marking and Auditing.

This course focuses on advanced techniques for use in the design, planning, and control of operating systems in the manufacturing and service sector.  The course is designed to complement and build on topics covered in MS29P.   A more advanced treatment is provided for decision models, which are used in production planning, inventory control, scheduling, facility design and location.  Case examples are drawn from operating systems in manufacturing, service and public sector organizations.

At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to: Define teams including the self-managed team, the virtual team and the temporary team, Identify a sports team and trace its development, its success and failure, Apply team learning to at least one organization, Measure the effectiveness of a team, Work in a team to undertake a project and understand the team Process, Explain the increased use of teams in organizations today, particularly in the Caribbean, Build and manage effective teams.

This course is intended to introduce students to the principles and practice in modern compensation management.  Students who take this course will: Be able to explain the role of compensation in the management of human resources in an organization, Be able to explain the importance of  compensation in achieving the strategic objectives of an organization, Be able to explain the theoretical issues that underlie the design of a compensation system, the techniques involved in designing a compensation system and the skills necessary to make sound compensation decisions in different L

This course is intended to introduce students to the principles and practices of Labour and Employment Law.  Students who take this course will: Be able to explain the role of law in labour and employment relations and develop the capacity to continue advancing his/her knowledge in the area, Be able to explain the evolution of labour and employment legislation in the region and the implications for current employment relations, Be able to explain the social legislation governing collective bargaining, Be able to explain the scope, nature and purpose of protective leg

The aim of this course is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the major issues involved in managing change within contemporary organizational settings.  Additionally, the course aims to assist students to develop the necessary practical skills and intervention strategies, which are required to manage change effectively at the individual, group, and organizational levels, in order to assist an organization to achieve its desired corporate objectives.

This course focuses on what is considered prudent behaviour and seeks to highlight issues that make behaviour prudent.  The course looks at the theoretical bases of behaviour as they affect decision makers in a market driven economy.  It also deals with historical propositions and modern systems used to determine ethical behaviour.   International best practices for establishing ethical behaviour will also be studied.

This course is designed for students at the intermediate level to familiarize them with the legal environment and practices which govern the financial services industry.  International best practices will also be studied and comparisons made with local law.

Quality service management introduces students to the strategies and techniques that will lead to effective management of services.  The course is designed to be a highly experiential one in which students will study the performance of service organizations as well as their response to that performance.  Students who take this course will be exposed to knowledge about the best practices of local and international service organizations, the human resource practices that will lead to effective service delivery and the design of effective service organizations.

This course provides an introduction and survey of the field for emerging managers and Human Resource practioners

This course is designed mainly for students pursuing the Banking and Finance students to provide them with an understanding of fundamental legal principles relating to banking and other financial services.  Emphasis will be placed on bank and customer rights, duties, liabilities and the law relating to negotiable instruments, methods of payment, security documentation and capital market instruments as well as fundamental principles of insurance law

This course will examine approaches to valuing the financial claims of the entrepreneur and venture capital investors, and structure financial contracts in light of new venture information problems. Students will gain a better understanding of the broad range of situations and problems that they are likely to face when they become entrepreneurs or finance professionals involved in the financing of new projects. Some of the areas to be covered include: financing and harvesting, contracting processes, forecasting and valuation.

This course exposes participants to the theory and practice of strategic planning as it relate to the operation of open and competitive system. It focuses on the tools that can be used to develop strategic plans for the enterprise operating in open soft systems in the face of high risk and uncertainty.The aim of this course is to introduce participants to basic techniques of planning under uncertainty, and to give them the chance to apply these techniques in developing, evaluating and synthesising robust strategic plans for new and existing organizations.

This course will introduce students to the concepts, practices, opportunities and challenges of operating under uncertainity and the role of creativity and innovation management in doing so.  The course will provide a framework and tools that will help the participants to be more effective in adapting to change and innovation in the market place.  Additionally it will provide the opportunity for them to examine case studies of innovation management, and learn from the best practices employed.  Students will gain a better appreciation of the issues surrounding creativity and i

This course is the second part of a 2 semester sequence that is a requirement for candidates reading for the BSc in Management Studies (Entrepreneurship) and can be done separately, as an elective. This component focuses on the issues relevant to the successful operations of the business organization, within the global market place. These include; other relevant plans aside from the initial business plan, the management of team, techniques for managing rapid growth and the impact of technology on the entrepreneurship.

This corporate strategy course will serve as a capstone course for students in the area of management. The guiding philosophy for this course is that everything a student learns in management is relevant for the effective development of strategy in any organization. Therefore, only students in the final stages of their undergraduate degree will be eligible to take the course. The course will introduce students to core concepts in strategy, the tools that are used to monitor strategy in an organization and, the strategy development process in organizations.

The International Entrepreneurship course will examine how individuals can create and manage entrepreneurial ventures in an international context. With the rapid integration of markets, entrepreneurial ventures are forced to become international from inception and as such poses new management challenges for their owners. This course will help owners/managers of these ventures to better manage their operations in an international context.

This course will introduce students to the concepts, practices, opportunities and challenges of social entrepreneurship within the paradigm of sustainable development. The course will provide a framework and tools that will help the participants to be more effective in this sector, and will provide an opportunity for them to practice their business skills through the development of a business plan for a socially responsive, income-earning venture.

This course is designed to explore the scope of international marketing. The course examines the impact global environment has upon marketing decisions and strategy formulations. Through analysis of different types of markets, students will develop an understanding and appreciation of how the world is “shrinking” and the influence this has on Jamaican businesses, individuals, households and institutions.

Marketing Research has increasingly become an important part of our lives as students, teachers, practitioners and users. Marketing Research is an information providing activity that aids managers and consumers to make ultimately better decisions. There are several issues that will be discussed in this class: (1) the use of marketing research information in decision-making, (2) examination of the techniques of marketing research, and (3) the consumption of marketing research information.

This course examines how marketing concepts, techniques and theories can be used by decision-makers to identify specific threats and marketing strategy opportunities facing their enterprise and/or organizations.  Case studies and real life projects are the principal teaching methods to be used in this course.  Participants will be required to conduct a marketing audit of a selected enterprise, identify relevant threats and opportunities and prepare the appropriate marketing strategy and plan for a financial year.

This course is aimed at carrying a unified message to your target market wherever that may be. It is designed to explore in detail IMC and branding. Students will examine the role of advertising, public relations, personal selling, interactive direct and internet media within the IMC programme of an organization

This course is designed to explore the changing dynamics of consumer behaviour throughout the purchasing process and to provide students with the necessary skills to analyze, and shape marketing strategies which effectively meet consumer needs. The course provides a broad overview of the following: Consumer motivation, Behavioural considerations affecting consumer purchase decisions, Meeting consumer needs through selling, advertising, distribution and related activities

This course provides an introduction to a discipline that is growing in popularity as more and more people become interested in gaining an understanding of human behaviour.  The course will attempt to integrate observations from human and animal research and provide information on a broad range of topics that illustrate how and why we think, feel and act.  This section of the course introduces students to topics within the areas of abnormal, social and developmental psychology, and examines psychology in the work place.  Psychology majors will take PS11A (Psychology Laborator

This course provides and introduction to a discipline that is growing in popularity as more and more people become interested in gaining an understanding of human behaviour.  Overall, the course will attempt to integrate observations from human to animal research and provide information on a broad range of topics that illustrate how and why we think, feel and act.  This section of the course introduces students to topics within the areas of cognitive and physiological psychology. 

This course provides an introduction to the field of industrial/organizational psychology.  It involves the application of psychological principles, theories, research methods and findings and intervention strategies to the study of people within the workplace context.  It will draw from various fields of psychology as well as other theoretical fields including management, human resource development and sociology.  A variety of topic areas will be explored.  The course should appeal a wide range of students with varying academic interests but it is specifically designed

The primary purpose of this laboratory course is to give students majoring in psychology hands-on experience in carrying out research in a number of core areas of psychology in line with international practice.  At the same time the course aims to provide students with an introduction to psychological research methods and practical experience in carrying out a range of basic research methods under guidance. (Psychology Majors ONLY)

Formerly PSYC1003.  The primary purpose of this course is to give students hands on laboratory experience in carrying out research in key areas of psychology.  At the same time the course aims to broaden students' knowledge of psychological research methods.  By the end of the yearlong course students will have had experience in collecting and reporting psychological data in a number of core areas.  Laboratory based classes such as this form an essential part of teaching in psychology at all major universities around the world.  (Psychology Majors ONLY).&nbs

The primary purpose of this course is to give students hand-on laboratory experience in carrying our research in key areas of psychology.  At the same time the course aims to broaden students' knowledge of psychological research methods.  By the end of the course, students will have had experience in collecting and reporting psychological data in a number of core areas.  Laboratory based classes such as this form an essential part of teaching in psychology at all major universities around the work.  [Psychology Majors only] 

This is a follow-up of the Social Psychology component of PS 10A, and the former course.  It seeks to do an in-depth study of three major areas in social psychology: The Self, Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes.

The study of mental illness makes up a large part of the discipline of psychology.  Many psychologists are interested in the causes, classification and treatment of abnormal behaviour.  This course will attempt to integrate observations from human and animal research to provide information on the different types of mental illness, how mental illness develops, who is at risk and which treatments are most effective.  Topics include: Theoretical Perspectives of Mal-adaptive Behaviours; Mental Health and Mental Illness; Neurotic and Psychotic Disorders: Nature, Theoretical Explan

This course is offered in the second year and seeks to explore how the sensory, neural and muscular systems of the body interact to produce and facilitate behaviour. It also helps students to understand behavioural problems and to appreciate various biologically derived strategies of behaviour modification and control. The course covers such areas as, the body system, the biology of mental processes, motivation and emotion and the future of psychobiology.   Ideally, students are expected to have some foundation in biology as a course pre-requisite.

Students will be introduced to the major theories of personality.  The course will address the historical and cultural background, which informs the writings of the seminal theorists in the field as well as the relevance of these theories to current conditions. 

This course is taught as an introduction to the field of health psychology. Health psychology is a sub-discipline in psychology that focuses on how biological, psychological, and social factors are related to the maintenance of health, the onset and course of illness, and the role that treatment plays.

This course introduces the concepts underlying psychological measurement.  This is primarily done by an in depth examination of the topic of intelligence.  What is intelligence, how has it been measured and how much is it influenced by environmental factors?  In addition, students will develop their own measures personality and ability in tutorials, and examine some of the classics tests in these areas.  At the end of the course students should understand the concepts of reliability and validity, item difficulty, discriminability and factor analysis.

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the major theories underpinning current cognitive psychology, as well as an awareness of the methodologies used by cognitive psychologists to advance the discipline.  Cognitive psychology currently represents a mainstream area of the discipline of psychology with which all majors in the area should be familiar.

Formerly 2015.  This course presents a comprehensive view of the physical and psychological development of the individual from birth through to death. The course looks at different models of development and analyses each model in terms of its relevance to the Caribbean. Students are actively engaged throughout the course in analyzing the real life problems of children and adolescents in the Caribbean.

This course emphasizes and demonstrates the importance of experimentation as a method of exploring and establishing relationships and of providing an evidential basis for claims made in psychology. The importance of operationalization and of the development of techniques of measurement is also emphasized. In the end, students are expected to have skills with respect to the basics of experimental design in psychology and they are also expected to be able to analyze and decipher critically, the experimental descriptions and protocols provided in the literature.

This course seeks to develop an understanding of the cognitive processes occurring in every day social life.  Firstly we examine models of individual and social cognition, and then proceed to understand the social aspects of cognitive processes such as attribution and person perception.  Finally we explore semiotics and the effects of the mass media (medium theory) on social cognition.  Social cognition refers to the system of mental constructs and strategies that are shared by group members.  In particular, it relates to those collective mental operations involved in th

Using a social and psychological knowledge base and applying it to selected organizational institutional and community contexts in Caribbean Society, this course presents a programme of social psychological theory, methods and projects, assigned to provide students with basic tools for analyzing and solving problems of interpersonal, organizational and community relations, while taking account of the human resource and institutional change and development needs of Caribbean Society.

This course provides an introduction to the fields of counseling and psychotherapy in a complex multicultural society.  The course will cover professional foundations and provide an overview of the counselling and therapeutic process.  Students will learn simple interviewing and assessment techniques, the taking of psychological histories as well as basic communication and problem solving skills in a therapeutic context.  Students will also be exposed to methods for evaluation, recording and research in counseling and psychotherapy.

This course aims to provide students with increased comfort and confidence in the art of counselling and psychotherapy and/or increased familiarity with how psychological theories and methodologies are used in a practical setting.  Students will be attached to a site where psychology is practiced (e.g.

This course provides opportunities for the experiential exploration of topics in intra-personal dynamics.  It is presented as a Group Dynamics Laboratory in which participants develop the techniques necessary for effective work in and with work teams. Participants will explore the following topics:  Group Intervention and facilitation; Building group cohesion; Communication and co-ordination; Leadership and decision-making styles; Task performance; Negotiation and conflict resolution.

This two-semester course enables students to carry out a piece of empirical or theoretical work chosen from a range of topics available.  Lectures at the start of the course will review with students the essential of research design and help them to frame an appropriate research question.

This course introduces students to basic principles in behaviour modification, and the procedures and methods used to understand, assess, and change behaviour problems.  Specifically, the course presents a survey of important behaviour modification procedures designed to overcome problems across a broad spectrum of human dysfunction (e.g.

This course seeks to provide students with an introduction to basic social research methods.  It involves discussions of Research Traditions, Formulating a Research Problem, Selecting and Measuring Variables, Research Design, Questionnaire Designs, Writing a Research Proposal, Research Methods, Data Analysis, Writing the Research Report.

This course seeks to expose students to the basic concepts of Sociology applied in the context of a developing country.  The works of the classical theorists Durkheim, Marx and Weber are explored in providing an understanding of different models of society.  The course also focuses on issues of culture, class, race, social stratification, family and gender as they relate to Caribbean Societies.

This course builds on the basic foundation of SY14G by focusing on the applications of sociological concepts to the processes involved in Development. It will equip students with an understanding of the basic concepts and measures that are used in the analysis of Development. Development theories are also examined, as well as the social problems which must be addressed as societies become more complex.

This course will introduce students to basic univariate and bivariate statistics.  It also focuses on levels of measurement and the appropriate interpretation of each statistic computed.  Social and psychological examples are used for each application.  This course covers the same material as EC 16A, but focuses more on social and psychological examples including the calculation and interpretation of such questions.

This course provides an introduction to the discipline of anthropology, the scientific study of human diversity and similarity. Although it focuses on social/cultural anthropology, it will introduce students to the other subfields (archaeology, linguistic anthropology, physical/biological anthropology). Students will explore some of the main themes that anthropologists have studied over the years, such as the family, “race,” religion and language. More contemporary concerns such as migration, diaspora and globalisation will also be discussed.

The objective of this course is to bring the student to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the origins of sociological thought, and the ideas of the main thinkers during the formative years of the discipline.  It explores different concepts and definitions and expands on the basic information provided of the classical theories in the introductory course, Sociology of the Caribbean – SY14G.  What is emphasized is critical thought.  Students are not merely expected to regurgitate the basic information but to understand the ideas behind the theories themselves.

A sequel to SY 20C (SOCI 2000), this course is designed to discuss the more recent theoretical developments in theory.  Beginning with the early 20th Century theorists it continues to the present, where it explores the very basis of sociology today in the postmodern world.

This course is designed to equip students from all faculties with a basic understanding of the ways in which population variables interact with economic, political, social, cultural, physical and environmental factors to create a changing balance. The course introduces students to the basic measures which are used by demographers to describe the structure of populations, as well as the changes induced by births, deaths and migration.

This course seeks to equip students with a working understanding of the biological aspects of sexual and reproductive health, and the social and psychological issues that surround the area. From this foundation, the ethical and legal issues are also considered, as well as the key debates in the field. Students are given an overview of the types of programmes for family planning and family life education, and introduced to some of the approaches widely used in counselling for reproductive health.

The course outlines: Philosophical and Methodological Foundations; Strategy for Field Research; Selecting and Gaining access to a Setting; Modes of Observation and Methods of Recording Data; Unstructured Interviews; Types of Qualitative Research; Personal Documents; Historical and Archival Sources; Ethical Issues; Case Study Methods and Computer Application.

This course will focus on Problem Formulation and Alternative Research Designs; Sample Design and Selection; Questionnaire Design; Data Processing and Analysis; Univariate, Bivariate and Multivariate Analysis of Tables; Use of Statistical Packages to enter and analyze data.

This course is a continuation of SOCI 1005.  This course reviews basic statistics and focuses on both parametric and non-parametric statistical testing. Also students are required to learn SPSS software for each of the statistical tests taught in lecture.  These skills are used to prepare a research report based on social and psychological data.

Limited to Sociology majors and Demography majors/minors

This course provides an introduction to the discipline of anthropology, the scientific study of human diversity and similarity. It will discuss the various subfields of anthropology (archaeology, linguistic anthropology and physical/biological anthropology), as well as some of the classic themes of anthropology that have emerged over the years. It will focus on themes that have recently emerged in anthropology such as visual anthropology, the anthropology of dance, the anthropology of violence and anthropology of the internet.

The main objective of this course is to expose students to the introduction to gender perspectives in development theory, and the application of gender perspectives to the analysis of Caribbean development. The main gender issues in contemporary Caribbean development will be explored, with special emphasis on gender in the urban and rural economy, labour force patterns and labour force development, and gender-aware management systems. Knowledge and skills for addressing gender issues in economic development will be a central theme of the course.

The course outlines Caribbean in the World System: Theoretical Perspectives; Population Trends: Growth, Composition, Contribution to Internal and External Migration; Labour: Employment, Occupation, Organization; Rural and Urban Social Organization; Social Differentiation: Gender, Ethnicity, Class; Revolution and Reaction: Crisis Stagnation, Transformation.

The course introduces: West African Civilization during the Era of the Slave Trade: Economic and Political Structure; Religion and World View; Kinship and Family.

This course provides a scholarly approach to the study and comprehension of Jamaica’s dancehall culture.  The course utilizes principles from anthropology - the study of culture.  The course also seeks to increase and expand knowledge on dancehall culture through an examination of the genesis and evolution of dancehall as a sociocultural system.  Dancehall is approached as a space with a set of culturally logical meanings that guide thought and behaviour.

The course will cover the following: Defining Crime, Criminals and Criminology, Development of Criminology: Philosophical Foundations; Schools of Thought; Theories of Criminal Behaviour; Crime and Society: Socio-economic and Political bases.

This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of how religious beliefs vary around the world.  Students will begin with the basic concepts underlying belief in the sacred and supernatural and apply these to various religious systems.  Students will also consider how religion is used in resistance movements and identity politics.  Student will focus on religions in the Caribbean, observe Jamican religious practices and systems and conduct their own research.

This is a programme which falls within the area of study called Diaspora Studies.  We aim to look at how Africans of Diaspora, principally in Jamaica and the USA, moved in thought and deed from being on the outskirts of the New World Societies to which they were brought, to social and political participation in these societies, in the 20th Century.  Given its intentions, this programme falls principally in the domain of historical sociology.  We look at what current writers say on the matter of social death and social inclusion of the African of the Diaspora, as we

The overarching objective of the course is to enable potential managers to understand the influence of the wider societal context on the operations within their organizations. At the end of the course you should have, as part of your tools of management, an appreciation of industrial society and its place within human society. The course aims to provide you with an understanding of the ways in which the process of industrialization has shaped societies. Central to this endeavor is the treatment of work as a sociological phenomenon.

This is a one semester 3-credit course which only Sociology majors will be allowed to take in their final semester. Only students who have obtained a minimum of grade B+ in either SOCI2009 or SOCI2006 will be allowed to register for this course. The objective of the course is to allow students the opportunity to develop their research skills through the conduct of an independent research undertaking, culminating in a full-length research report,.

This course is designed to provide an important set of skills for persons who work in the area of social policy and programming.    The course will provide an overview of monitoring and evaluation models and designs. It will provide a systematic introduction to the steps involved in planning a programme evaluation, and in designing instruments, establishing samples, analyzing and interpreting data, and preparing a report.

The objective of this course is to empower the student with facts, theories and controversies in the field of population studies, so that he/she can understand and participate in discussions relating to the interface between population and development in his/her nation, region or the world.  This course examines: The nature of demography; The relationship between demography and other disciplines; Source of demographic data; Types of errors in demographic statistics; Basic rates and ratios in the study of fertility, nuptiality, mortality and migration; Theories of population trends, pro

The objective of this course is to equip the student with the skills needed to collect and analyze demographic data for decision-making at various levels. Included are; Techniques for evaluating and adjusting errors in demographic data; Construction of Life Tables; Use of Life Tables in demographic research; Introduction to demographic models/Model Life Tables; Methods for estimating fertility and mortality from defective data; Population estimates and projections; Computer applications and analysis.

The major objective of this course is to explore the inter-relationships between population, environment and sustainable development, with special emphasis on the Caribbean. The focus will be on the human, rather than the physical dimensions of population and environment issues, and the course will examine critically the policy issues which arise as a result of these linkages.

This course has been designed to allow students the opportunity to explore the policy implications and alternatives, which emerge from their study of the changing interactions between population and development it will allow for detailed investigation of the questions which are encountered in other demography courses such as environmental degradation, urban growth and teenage pregnancy.

This course seeks to equip students with an in-depth understanding of core aspects of Caribbean Culture. Topics, which will be covered include: nationalism and identity, belief systems, religion, the arts, sports, family and kinship, and gender roles.

This course is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to critically examine the current conceptual and theoretical framework associated with the study of social change and development in order to foster an appreciation for the approaches to understanding development.

This course will examine: The Emergence of Gender Theory, The Development of the Feminist Movement, The Debates on Sexual Difference, The Construction of Masculinity and Femininity in Society, Sexuality and Caribbean Society

This course is aimed at providing an understanding of the tourist industry, mainly from sociological and social psychological perspectives. It seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of the nature of tourism policies and their actual and potential impacts on the social and cultural fabric of Caribbean societies. Students will learn about the evolution of tourism in the Caribbean; the relationship between Caribbean tourism and global tourism; the link between theories of development and tourism; and the methods associated with tourism impact analysis.

This course will introduce students to the important theories on culture that underlie the discipline of anthropology. Classic cultural theories such as social evolutionism, Marxism, functionalism, structuralism, and interpretive-semiotic approaches will be presented and explored. Students will also be introduced to more contemporary theories that revolve around cognitive anthropology, feminism and post-modernism.  The class will examine the utility of each theory for understanding cultural issues in the Caribbean and across the world.

This course will be a core course for alter in-depth, graduate examination of the role of the police in modern, democratic society; the problems attendant to performance of that role; and of the management of complex police organizations.  The course will, at this level give basic attention to the role police officers play in the Caribbean and especially Jamaican society.  It will explore ways in which citizens look at the police to perform a wide range of functions: crime prevention, law enforcement, order maintenance and community services. 

This course introduces students to the attitudes, issues and tools required for work in communities.  It explores the differences between teacher, trainer and facilitator, examining various communication styles and appreciating the dynamics of politics, leadership and conflict within and between communities.  Gender Issues are also relevant and special attention will be paid to participatory approaches and methods as well as to the various components and techniques of organizational strengthening and capacity building required in community work. 

This course builds on the theoretical understanding of development that students acquired in SY27J-The sociology of Development. It surveys a number of important aspects of globalization and the ways in which they impact on the process of development. It provides students with an in-depth understanding of globalization and its implications for contemporary issues and policy questions such as employment, poverty, food security and environmental degradation.

This is an introductory course in medical anthropology. It provides a basic appreciation of how health and illness are explained and understood in a variety of different settings (both globally and in the Caribbean). Students will learn how a range of factors - cultural, political, economic and social - shape health-related knowledge and behaviour. Students will be introduced to the concepts and theoretical debates within medical anthropology and learn how knowledge gained through this sub-discipline can be applied to real-life public health issues.

This course is intended to acquaint the student with the dynamics of international trade and labour standards in the present world system.  It links both history and the contemporary.  Students will be asked to examine the position of the Caribbean and other developing countries within the global economic system.  Issues of economic dependency, under-development, capitalism and the Caribbean response to globalization will all be discussed.  The role of the International Labour Organization (ILO) as an adjunct of the United Nations, as well as other international organiza

This course will be taken in the final year and will allow students an opportunity to trace the links between social problems or needs and policy responses.  The structure of the course will allow the student either to explore the impact of a social policy or programme, or to start from the identification of a social problem (e.g.

The course entails supervised placement in agencies where students undertake work assignments to test beginning skills in social work practice; and related Small Group Seminars. (Duration 160 hours in placement, 10 hrs seminars).

This course provides a comprehensive examination of human behaviour throughout the developmental lifespan and within different social settings from the unique social work perspective of the person-in-environment.  General systems/ecological theory provides the underpinnings for this approach from which the systems paradigm and model were developed as frameworks for classifying other theoretical concepts, assessing social problems and for devising prevention and intervention strategies when working with clients.  Specific attention will be given to current social problems in the Ca

This course is designed to introduce students to Social Work as a field and method of practice: Historical evolution of Social Work, Social Work as a General field of Practice, Values and Code of Ethics, Knowledge and Skills, Development of Social Work in the Caribbean with special emphasis on Jamaica, Introduction to Methods of Social Work Intervention; Introduction to Social Work Practicum involves visits of observation to various types of social welfare and social developmen

This course examines the basic skill components of the three methods, their similarities and differences and reviews the requisite tools of planning, documentation, and evaluation.

This course is structured to enable students to have a thorough grounding in Law as it relates to human services.  It is specifically designed to broaden and deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of the Law as it relates to the delivery of services in the private and public sectors, and to expose them to the administrative machinery of the Law. 

The main objective of these course offered over two semesters is to enlarge and deepen students’ knowledge base and analytical skills in the main aspects of social work practice – assessment, intervention and evaluation – involving work with individuals, groups and organizations and communities.  Students will participate in lectures/discussions, classroom-based exercises and field activities.

Basic Concepts and Approaches to Social Policy. Historical Overview of the Development of Caribbean Social Policies; Laws relating to the operation of Social Services; Implementation of International and National Social Policy Documents; Modes of Advocacy relating to Social Policy Formation.

This course brings together modern management and organizational concepts and techniques. It lays the foundations for critical analysis of social services organization and administration. Emphasis is placed on understanding and improving organizational performance in terms of the quality of service, which is delivered through more appropriate use of human resources. Specific attention is given to social service agencies and their administration such as Health Service, Child and Family Services, Education, Social Security, Housing, Correctional Services.

This course addresses specific social issues with a Caribbean focus. The intent is to give a general overview and to consider contemporary discussions of these issues. The topics examined are Aging and Social Responsibility, Family Violence, Substance Abuse and Poverty.

This course challenges students to holistically assess the health status of self and others and to examine the criteria for maintaining healthy lifestyles.  The connection between health and development will be examined as well as the current health status and health trends in the Caribbean.

This course offers supervised placements involving working with individuals, families, treatment or social groups, or community organizations in programmes which have primarily a rehabilitative, a social development or a social action focus. These may be in any of the following types of settings: Clinical, Child and Family, Education, Counselling and Rehabilitation and Community.

This course will identify the ways in which differently-abled persons are marginalized and restricted and experience discrimination within an “un-adaptive” society.  It will exmanine the interaction of persons with disabilities within the existing political, social and cultural and legal systems.  This course is taught in partnership with persons with disabilities and is grounded in th epistemological belief that the creation of knowledge about disability should be with/by people with disabilities.  This course will take students on an interesting journey whi

The elective course will be of particular value to social work students who plan to continue to graduate studies.  The opportunity for conducting an undergraduate level research course will be a very worthwhile preparation for their subsequent work responsibilities as social agency employees.  The course requires the production of a furnished, moderately sized research report based on original research and utilizing either quantitative and/or qualitative methodology.  The course is limited to a maximum of twelve (12) students and requires close consultation with the lecturer

This course gives an in-depth understanding of community and an introduction to a modern method of community research is the goals of this course.  The history of community development is reviewed, particularly in its interaction in the Caribbean with the wider economic, political and socio-cultural framework and techniques of a participatory approach to community are tried out in a work-study exercise in the field.

This course will give students the opportunity for both experiencing and guiding the group process.  In addition to an examination of the group dynamics inherent in social settings, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of Transactional Analysis as a useful theory and tool for assessing communication, interpersonal styles and human behaviour in groups.  Students will practice specific skills required for demonstrating effective understanding of and interventions in the beginning, middle and end stages of selected task and treatment groups.

This course presents a management approach to the administrative process in social agencies. It is concerned with the interaction and interconnection between structure and operations of the administrative process. The underlying theme of the course is the need for (a) administrative effectiveness; (b) improvement in the quality of management action; (c) quality assurance and recognition of the important role of management as an integrative activity in the administrative process in social agencies.

This course explores the use and misuse of drugs, the social consequences and the national and regional implementations of drug trafficking.  Theories and research relating to these issues are explored and prevention, intervention and treatment strategies are examined.  A multidisciplinary approach is taken in order to give the students a broad understanding of this complex problem.

This course entails: Supervised work placements where students are engaged in social agency programme planning, development, administration, in-service training, or direct service roles requires more advance levels of intervention activities with individuals, groups, families and communities (Duration 320 hours); Supervision Module: Social Work Supervision as a process-The Administrative;   Educational and the Counselling Components. Application of Adult Education methods (Androgogy) Individual vs.

Students are introduced to the sequence of steps involved in social planning and to how such planning relates to social capital and human development.  Critical contemporary dimensions of social planning, namely participation, gender and sustainability, are taken into account.  Students address planning on specific current social issues and practice toward acquiring some basic skill in one form of social planning – designing a project proposal.

This course is designed to sharpen the students’ competencies in working with individuals, and families in agencies/institutions providing counseling, treatment and/or rehabilitative services.  The course will build on the theoretical and practical foundations of Levels I and II.  It will focus on increasing knowledge and skills in both generalist and clinical social work practice. 

This course aims to strengthen the socio-linguistic and communicative skills acquired in S10H.

In this course students will develop the ability to use Spanish in unstructured and unforeseen situations. They will apply what they have learnt at previous levels by simulating life in a hotel/restaurant/tourist attraction etc. within the classroom setting and by role-playing activities.  

The course will focus on the dimensions of tourism; historical, economic, social, cultural, psychological and environmental characteristics as they relate to the development of the travel and tourism industry with special emphasis on the transportation sector. With ever increasing tourism demand, the transportation sector has had to adjust in order to accommodate the volume of international and domestic travelers. Adequate transportation infrastructure and access to generating markets is one of the most important prerequisites for the development of any destination.

This course will equip students with information about world tourism statistics, fastest growing tourism industries, best practice and general information about the competitiveness of tourism destinations worldwide. The case study methodology will be used extensively.

Tourism is a global phenomenon and in the Caribbean the tourism sector is the main stay of economic success for several Caribbean countries. This course therefore seeks to educate students on the intricacies of managing the tourism and hospitality industries. The course acknowledges the fact that tourism management is not confined simply to supervision within the tourism and hospitality setting.

As the recipient of tourism, the destination is a key element of the tourism system and provides the focal point for tourism activity and the study of tourism. Since tourism is consumed where it is produced, the destination comes under intense scrutiny and pressure from a wide range of sources, providing many challenges for all those involved in tourism in the public and private sectors.

The course exposes students to issues surrounding the effective management of tourism destinations.  The course focuses on: Destination development, Issues surrounding destination management, Destination management policies, Tourism demand, Impacts of tourism, Destination sales and marketing issues, and Destination planning

At the end of this course, learners should have a better understanding of the importance of the tourism industry to many economies, especially small economies within the Caribbean/CARICOM region.  It is therefore necessary that workers and potential workers in this industry understand the planning and organization processes of the industry so as to minimize threats and maximize opportunities.

This course examines the development of the concept of ecotourism regionally and internationally.  It will take you through the various components of Ecotourism, highlighting in particular, the business potential of the concept. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the relationship between tourism, society and the environment, and the effects of man’s action on the tourism industry.  Ecotourism will be examined from the perspective of its importance as a sustainable option for tourism development. 

This is a new course that will allow for students to gain some depth in analyzing the nuances of cultures in the Caribbean and how these have shaped tourism growth and development in the region. This will involve historical analysis as well as situational analyses, with particular focus on prospects and challenges. This contextualization is important in creating tourism planners and officials who will shape the future of the region’s tourist product.