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Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature

About Us


 

Who are we?


The Department consists of four Disciplines: Linguistics, Literatures in English, Modern Languages, and the Academic Literacies Programme.
 
Each Discipline has its own perspective. Click in each line to learn more about our BA programmes.


Our interdisciplinary MA in Caribbean Studies allows you to integrate these different perspectives into a single degree. Get more information about the Literatures and Languages programmes of the degree.

 

Why study in the Department of Language, Linguistics & Literatures?

 
  • Small classes and dedicated, expert instructors
  • Courses that allow you to explore what it means to be a Caribbean person in the wider world.
  • Development of soft skills that are highly valuable in the workplace – critical thinking, written and oral communication, emotional intelligence, creativity, problem-solving, and more!
  • Prerequisites waived in most cases if you take the courses as electives
  • Undergraduate programmes designed specifically for the needs and interests of Caribbean students.
  • Programmes of high international standards — our graduates go all over the world, and our credits transfer broadly.
  • A global perspective: Study abroad or meet international students who come to Barbados!
  • Rigorous graduate programmes with experienced teachers and supervisors in most of the areas covered in the undergraduate programme, and the possibility for travel and conference support.
 

Our origins


The former departments of French and Spanish, Linguistics, and Literatures in English were amalgamated to form a single department, the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature, in 1996. The new Department became the larger of the two departments in the renamed Faculty of Humanities and Education (the other being History and Philosophy). The Department presently comprises programmes in Linguistics, Literatures in English, Modern Languages and Academic Literacies.
 


 

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature
Telephone: (246) 417-4402/4/5 Fax:(246) 424-0634 Email: lll@cavehill.uwi.edu