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Faculty of Humanities and Education

About the Faculty of Humanities & Education





The Faculty of Humanities and Education at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus offers a dynamic portfolio of courses that prepares you for life and your career by equipping you with the tools necessary to succeed such as critical thinking and analysis, communication, empathy, observation and problem solving skills.

Our 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 started in 1964 to co-ordinate 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 the 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. As a result of this restructuring, the new entity at Cave Hill was renamed the Faculty of Humanities (at St. Augustine it was renamed the Faculty of Humanities and Education, while at Mona, the Faculty of Arts and Education). The Faculty at Cave Hill continues to maintain close links with its counterparts on the other two campuses - Mona and St. Augustine. In 2002, the decision was taken to rename the Faculty to the Faculty of Humanities and Education.
 

Faculty Mission Statement

"To generate and promote by its teaching, research and other academic activities, the intellectual excellences and creativity of its students, staff and people of the Caribbean through an understanding of their educational and social needs and by active engagement with the scholarship of other cultures.”

 

Departments

The Faculty of Humanities and Education (FHE) comprises three (3) departments:


The Faculty is also affiliated with the Codrington Theological College.

Within these departments several research areas within the humanities and education can be explored. Several interdisciplinary research options are also available to expand your knowledge base.