CAPE Sociology can contribute to the development of a Caribbean person who is emotionally

secure with a high level of self-confidence and self-esteem; see ethnic, religious and other diversity as

a source of potential strength and richness; has an informed respect for our cultural heritage; values

and displays the creative imagination in its various manifestations and nurtures its development in

economic and entrepreneurial spheres in all other areas of life .

The syllabus aims to:

1. equip students with the sociological concepts, theories/perspectives and methods to better

understand human society;

2. develop an awareness of the cultural heritage and identity of Caribbean people;

3. develop an appreciation of family and kinship values, community cohesion, moral and social

responsibility and commitment to the Caribbean;

4. develop an understanding of Caribbean social issues;

5. develop an appreciation of the dynamics of Caribbean society, focusing on socio-cultural

continuity and change, diversity and similarity, consensus and conflict

Your Main Textbook

UNIT 1: THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

Module 1 - Sociological Concepts, Perspectives and Methods

Module 2 - Social Institutions: Family, Religion, Education

Module 3 - Social Stratification

UNIT 2: DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Module 1 - Population and Development

Module 2 - Crime and Deviance

Module 3 - Caribbean Social Issues: Poverty, Health and Environment