Welcome Message from the Dean
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the Cave Hill campus of The University of the West Indies. This Faculty offers a wide range of courses and programmes in History, Psychology, Philosophy, Modern Languages (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese-Mandarin, Cultural Studies, English Literature, Linguistics, Creative Arts, and Education. Certainly, given the multi-disciplinary nature of our programme, it is not surprising that it has been identified as the ‘artbeat’ of the University. We also have a programme in Theology through our affiliate, Codrington College, and the Errol Barrow Centre provides a potpourri of exciting options in Fine Arts. Moreover, we offer some Minors in several other disciplines including Music, Communications Studies, Cultural Studies, and Brazilian Studies. In addition, students planning to attend our campus will find a number of co-curricular options including sport, debating and singing. Persons intending to pursue a graduate studies programme will also be able to pursue an MA, M.Phil, or Ph.D degree in one of the various disciplines identified.
Our staff is a well qualified staff, consisting of academic and administrative and service staff who take pride in being part of a dynamic Faculty. Here you will find persons with strong international connections. Thus, as part of a very strong Philosophy programme, for example, there is the annual symposium called CHiPs which brings together scholars from several prestigious universities across the world. In the History programme, there is the annual Association of Caribbean Historians Conference that brings together scholars from as far as Africa, Europe, and Japan. Our staff are productive, publishing books and scholarly papers in many of the prestigious journals of the world. We are proud of staff members who have won awards for a high quality academic work.
We look forward to seeing and serving you.
Jennifer Obidah, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Education