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This programme is for students who are interested in working in people-focused careers, who want to explore the complexity of changing societies and respond effectively to the needs of people, have a passion for enacting social change, and want to guide individuals to live effectively in multicultural societies. Skills, attitudes, and knowledge that social sciences students acquire, in addition to gaining historical knowledge, are enhanced by understanding self and the world that they live in, and equip them to be ethical and productive citizens. Therefore, any job that needs people who can research, think, problem-solve, analyze, write effectively, and be persuasive will be appropriate for social sciences graduates.


Programme Objectives

Upon completion of a programme in Social Studies or Social Sciences, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental facts, concepts, and generalizations of the disciplines;

  2. Exhibit an appreciation for the interrelationship among social sciences disciplines;

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental social science perspectives and their application to real-world situations;

  4. Conduct social science investigations using varied research methodologies;

  5. Read critically and analytically, write coherently, and make sound judgments;

  6. Demonstrate the ability to use integrated social science skills to participate in discourse and decision-making about social issues and events of personal and public concerns;

  7. Prepare written and oral presentations that report their social sciences discoveries;

  8. Communicate effectively with diverse audiences;

  9. Exhibit tolerance for diverse opinions without forfeiting the ability to form and defend individual ideas and values;

  10. Identify, appraise, and assimilate published scholarship into one’s own papers, reports, and essays, while giving appropriate credit to the original authors;

  11. Recognise opportunities for social change and develop meaningful strategies for enactment.

Programme Length

For full-time students, this programme should last for five semesters.

 Programme Requirements

ENG 101

College Composition I

3 Credits

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

SPA 101

Introduction to Spanish I/Lab

4 Credits

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

3 Credits

COL 101

College & Employability Skills

3 Credits

ENG 102

College Composition II

3 Credits

MAT 111

Introduction to Statistics

3 Credits

PSY 102

Critical Thinking

3 Credits

SOC 102

Sociology II

3 Credits

Science Requirement I

3 Credits

HIS 120

Caymanian Society

3 Credits

ECO 221
OR PSY 201

Principles of Microeconomics
OR Development Psychology

3 Credits

COM 110

Computer Applications in Business

3 Credits

PHI 101

Introduction to Western Philosophy

3 Credits

POL 101

Introduction to Political Science

3 Credits

POL 202

Government, Business & Society

3 Credits

PHI 201
OR ECO 222

Intro to Western Philosophers
OR Principles of Macroeconomics

3 Credits

HIS 231

History of the Modern World

3 Credits

POL 201

Intro to International Relations

3 Credits

HIS 210

Survey of Caribbean Civilisation

3 Credits

SOC 202

Sociology, Change & Development

3 Credits

Minimum required


64 Credits

Science Requirement

One semester of science chosen from: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Nutrition, Astronomy, or Meteorology.

Important: Any substitutions to this plan must be approved, in writing, by the Division Dean.