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Typical First Year Curriculum

Your first year at University will be one of significant transition. Depending on your specialization, you will generally be required to complete seven (7) of the introductory or level-one courses listed below and three (3) foundation courses. Some students may be required to take additional courses determined by their programmes of study.

Students who have obtained grades I through IV in certain Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) subjects may be required to replace introductory courses with other courses.

Department of Economics

  • Principles of Economics
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Matrix Algebra
  • Econometrics
  • Statistical Computing
  • Game Theory
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Statistical Estimation and Inference for Business and Social Sciences
  • Non-Parametric Statistics

Mona School of Business and Management

  • Introduction to Cost & Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Entertainment Management
  • Communication Skills for Managers
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Investment and Analysis
  • Strategic Planning for Entrepreneurship
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Tourism Planning & Development
  • Destination Management

Department of Government

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Principles of Public International Law
  • Politics of the Caribbean
  • Caribbean Political Thought
  • Garveyism in Americas/Africa
  • Political Leadership in the Caribbean
  • International Development Policy and Management
  • International Political Economy
  • Public Financial Management
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law for Public Sector Managers

Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Anthropology of Africa
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Sociology and Development
  • International Trade and Labour Standards
  • Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Globalization and Development
  • Experimental and Applied Psychology
  • Personality Theory


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