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Geography Programmes

Admissions Criteria:

To engage in the BSc Geography (Special), you must satisfy the following specific subject requirements:

  • 2 CAPE Science subjects (Units I & II) or ‘A’ Level equivalent and a pass in Geography at CSEC (CXC) or GCE O-Level or an approved equivalent, OR
  • 2 CAPE subjects (Units I & II) or ‘A’ Level equivalent, one (1) of which must be Geography or Environmental Science normally with a minimum Grade of IV or D, OR
  • Certificate in Environmental Geography, OR
  • Certificate in Agriculture, OR
  • An approved Associate Degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5

 

Some more information:

Students registered for the BSc (General), Major in Geography, will be eligible for transfer to the BSc Geography programme after successful completion of Level 1 geography courses provided that they have achieved an average GPA of at least 2.8. A BSc Geography would require successful completion of 12 credits of LEVEL I PREREQUISITES, plus an additional 12 LEVEL I credits and 9 credits of foundation courses. At LEVEL II/III, students must obtain 42 credits of Geography courses (of which, 27 are core), plus an additional 18 credits of approved non-Geography courses.

 

THE FOLLOWING PREREQUISITE COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED:

LEVEL I

Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

GEOG 1131

Human Geography 1: Population, Migration and Settlement

3

GEOG 1231

Earth Environments 1: Geomorphology and Soils

3

                                                                                                                                                                                               

LEVEL I

Semester 2

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

GEOG 1132

Human Geography 2: World Economy, Agriculture and Food

3

GEOG 1232

Earth Environments 2: Climate and Biosphere

3

*Plus an additional 12 credits of approved courses at level 1

 

THE FOLLOWING CORE COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED:

LEVEL II

Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

GEOG 2010

Geographical Information Systems   

3

GEOG 2011

Geomorphology

3

 

LEVEL II

Semester 2

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

GEOG 2013

Geography Research Methods

3

GEOG 2016

Introduction to Urban Geography    

3

 

 

LEVEL III

Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

GEOG 3111

Natural Hazards

3

 

LEVEL III

Semester 2

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

GEOG 3113

Remote Sensing and GIS

3

GEOG 3116

Geographies of the Caribbean     

3

 

YEAR LONG

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

GEOG 3110

Research Project

6

 

YOU MAY CHOOSE FIFTEEN (15) CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING ELECTIVES:                                                                 

Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

GEOG 2014

Geographies of Food

3

GEOG 2019

Physical Hydrology

3

GEOG 3114

Geographies of Migration and Settlement

3

GEOG 3305*

Planning, Development and Sustainability

3

GEOG 3107*

Meteorology and Climatology

3

GEOG 3118

Quaternary Environments

3

AGSL 3010

Geophysical and Environmental Soil Sensing

4

 

Semester 2

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

GEOG 2015*

Discourses of Development and Globalisation

3

GEOG 2017

Political Geography

3

GEOG 3115

Geographies of Equality and Social Justice

3

GEOG 3117*

Environmental Modelling with GIS

3

 

Semester 3

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

GEOG 2018*

Geography Residential Field School (Tobago)

3

GEOG 3120*

Geography Residential Field School (International)

3

* PLUS AN ADDITIONAL 18 CREDITS OF APPROVED NON-GEOGRAPHY COURSES

 

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