The major goal of this program is to develop learners’ appreciation of Sociology as a science that involves theory and research. In addition, emphasis will be placed on the social context within which Sociology developed in Europe; and the contributions of the founding fathers.

Designed to provide learners with an overview and understanding of the relationships between human populations, the natural environment, and sustainable development. It emphasizes the importance of natural resources to the social, cultural, and economic development of societies within the Caribbean context.

Provides an opportunity to examine critical issues and equips students with analytical skills as they cover a wide range of topics including, the broad historical development of geography as a disciple, the global distribution of human populations, the growth trends, resources and sustainability, population policies, population movements, and urbanization.

Designed to expose learners to the various aspects of a population such as age and sex ratio, the characteristics, trends, and factors that may have an impact on society such as migration, urbanization, food security, the general standard of living, health, and employment opportunities.


This programme seeks to;

  • Discuss the interdependence of living things and the place of humans in the ecological sequence.
  • Discuss a broad range of geographical issues and explain how they developed.
  • Appreciate positivism as a philosophy of knowledge.
  • Analyse the major sociological perspectives.
  • Explain the main concepts related to population studies.
  • Distinguish between types of tropical ecosystems and the diversity of species within them.
  • Evaluate the major environmental problems confronting the Caribbean.
  • Examine the history of the treatment of the Caribbean environment.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this programme, learners will be able to;

  • Define the various types of Laws related to the environment.
  • Explain how geography has emerged within the human and social sciences.
  • Acknowledge the intimate connection between knowledge and the social environment.
  • Define concepts related to the study of demography such as crude birth rate, crude death rate, and fertility rate.
  • Explore the relationship between sociology and the evolution of the Caribbean environment.
  • Differentiate between open and closed stratification systems.


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Entry Requirements

  1. Secondary school students require a minimum of five (5) CSEC passes (Mathematics and English required). See General Entry Requirements for more information.
  2. CSEC passes in any of the following subjects;
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • History
    • Integrated Science
    • Social Studies

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Programme Summary

  • This programme runs for two (2) years and consists of four (4) semesters.
  • Each year consists of two (2) semesters.
  • There is a total of 65 Credits to be scored.
  • Critical Reading and Writing (GE) (4 Credits)
  • Modern Language (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Origin and Development of Sociology (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Introduction to Human Geography (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Elective (3 Credits)
  • Speech Self, and Society (GE) (3 Credits)
  • A Survey of Saint Lucian History and Heritage (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Humanities: The Place of the Arts in the Caribbean Economy (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Stratification Systems (PC) (3 Credits)
  • The Caribbean Economy (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Elective (3 Credits)
  • Natural Sciences: Humans and the Environment (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Ethics and Professional Development (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Sociological Research Methods (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Principles of Demography (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Global Economics (3 Credits)
  • Caribbean Social Problems (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Sociology of the Environment (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Statistical Applications (PC) (4 Credits)
  • Practicum (3 Credits)
  • Elective (3 Credits)


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