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FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011

INTRODUCTION

This handbook gives information on programmes offered in the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados. For information on programmes offered by the Faculty at other campuses please consult the handbook for the relevant campus. The Faculty reserves the right to make such changes to its advertised programmes as

may be deemed necessary.

All students should read this booklet very carefully in conjunction with the relevant departmental websites. These are the major sources of detailed information on the courses and programmes offered by the

departments each semester.

History

The Faculty of Humanities and Education evolved out of the original Faculty of Arts established in 1950 and the Faculty of Arts and General Studies which was formed in 1964 to coordinate the teaching of General Degree studies instituted in 1963. At the time of its establishment the Faculty of Arts and General Studies was an inter-campus body with branches at all three campuses: Cave Hill in Barbados, Mona in Jamaica and St Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago. In 1996, the Faculty of Arts and General Studies was merged with the Faculty of Education on all three campuses. At Cave Hill, the Faculty of Humanities and Education comprises the School of Education, the Department of History and Philosophy and the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature. The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) is a special department under the Office of the Principal affiliated with the Faculty. Codrington College is an autonomous institution affiliated with the Faculty. The United Theological College of the West Indies (UTCWI), of which Codrington College is part, was established in 1966 and, shortly afterwards, became affiliated with the University of the West Indies, preparing candidates for the Licentiate in Theology and the Bachelor of Arts (Theology). Other Affiliate Colleges are St. Michael’s Seminary (Jamaica), and the St. John’s Vianney Regional Seminary (Trinidad).

Spanish (administered by the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature)

The BA in History and in Philosophy (administered by the Department of History and Philosophy)

The BA in Theology (administered by Codrington College)

The Licentiate in Theology (LTh) (administered by Codrington College)

The BA in Psychology (administered by the School of Education)

The B Ed in Education (administered by the School of Education)

The BFA in the Creative Arts (administered by the EBCCI).

The Faculty also offers graduate degrees in the following disciplines:

  • Creative Arts (administered by the EBCCI);

  • Cultural Studies;

  • French Language and African and Caribbean Literatures in French;

  • Post-colonial and other Literatures in English;

  • Heritage Studies;

  • History;

  • Linguistics:- Applied Linguistics, Descriptive Linguistics, Socio- Linguistics and Caribbean Lexicography;

  • Spanish Language and Literature;

  • Theology (administered by Codrington College); and

  • Education.

Degrees offereD

The Faculty at Cave Hill offers the following undergraduate degrees:

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BA

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French,

Linguistics,

Literatures

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English,

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