DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMMES (Download PDF file)
B.A. HISTORY PROGRAMMES
The philosophy underpinning our programmes in History draws from the understanding that studying the past deepens our awareness of the present and equips us with the capacity to make proper judgments. These courses are designed to imbue in students the appreciation of human values, and the skills that will enable them to make critical, objective, perceptive, relevant and applicable analysis of social reality.
The objectives of the B.A. History (Single and Combined Honours) programmes are:
The Department awards the degree of Bachelor of Arts B.A. (Hons.) History on successful completion of the B.A. programme. In addition to the B.A. History (Single Honours), the Department awards B.A. Combined Honours degree in collaboration with appropriate Departments of the University.
B.A. History (Single Honours)
B.A. History and Economics (Combined Honours)
B.A. History and English (Combined Honours)
B.A. History and International Relations (Combined Honours)
B.A. History and Philosophy (Combined Honours)
B.A. History and Political Science (Combined Honours)
B.A. History and Religious Studies (Combined Honours)
B.A. History and Sociology (Combined Honours)
In addition, allowance is made for B.A. Education History.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF A DEGREE
In order to graduate in B.A. (Single Honours) degree, candidates studying for the four-year degree must pass a minimum of 135 units of compulsory and elective courses as specified in this brochure. In addition, candidates must pass 12 units of Special Elective courses, making a total of 147 units.
A Direct Entry student requires 105 units of compulsory and elective courses, as specified, as well as 12 units of Special Electives making a total of 117 units.
In order to graduate in the B.A. (Combined Honours) degree, candidates studying for the four-year degree must pass a minimum of 135 units and 12 units of Special Electives making a total of 147 units. The core courses must include the compulsory courses for combined honours programme in history and the required courses as specified by the other department.
A Direct Entry candidate requires 105 units in the core courses and 12 units of Special Electives making a total of 117 units.
LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE
For the purpose of University Examinations, a candidate shall be regarded as having attained in a course, a level of achievement ranging between the grades of A and F. The overall performance of a candidate in an entire examination shall be determined by means of a weighted grade point average (GPA) obtained by awarding credit points in respect of each course multiplied by the numerical value of the grade obtained.
Grade Achievement Level Marks Credit points per unit
A Excellent 70-100% 5
B Very Good 60-69% 4
C Good 50-59% 3
D Satisfactory 45-49% 2
E Adequate 40-44% 1
F Fail 39% and below 0
At the end of a semester, the current cumulative status of a student is indicated as follows:
Pass Candidate has passed all courses
CSO Candidate has courses still outstanding against him/her
PRO Candidate is on Probation having scored a cumulative grade point average of below 1.00 at the end of that semester.
WDR Candidate is required to withdraw from the University having failed to register for two consecutive semesters OR having scored a cumulative grade point average of below 1.0 in two successive semesters.
A candidate who has satisfactorily completed all requirements for the award of a degree with an overall grade point average of not less than 1.50 shall be awarded the Honours degree as indicated below:
4.50-5.00 First Class Honours
3.50-4.49 Second Class Honours (Upper Division)
2.40-3.49 Second Class Honours (Lower Division)
1.50-2.39 Third Class Honours
A candidate who does not reach the standard to qualify for a Honours degree may be awarded the Pass degree provided the overall grade point average is not less than 1.00.
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