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Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of History and Philosophy

About Us

If you are interested in human nature and the human past, and you want to know more about the world and to understand how the society works, our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in History, Philosophy and Archaeology will put you on the right path.

Our programmes will help students to sharpen your skills in research, oral and written communication, and critical thinking.  These are key skill-sets needed in the modern workplace. Many of our graduates have used these skills to advance themselves in a range of careers including law, marketing and commerce, heritage tourism and content management.
You will learn about the Caribbean trajectory from the first human settlements to diversified and independent nations.  You will also learn about African, American and European nations in exciting courses like Liberation struggles in Africa and Slavery, Civil War and Reconstruction in the United States of America. What about a course in the Philosophy of Sex and Love or African Philosophy? Maybe you would like to dig into the Barbados past to examine fishing tools and cooking pots used by the first inhabitants of the island, in an Archaeology course!

The Department engages in several activities and conferences yearly. These include bus tours, conferences and lectures; some in collaboration with other organisations.The Department is engaged in several projects, some with other organizations.

Over the years, members of staff have produced several publications from their research.
About The Seahorse

Across the campuses, the Departments of History and Philosophy has for some time now adopted the sea horse as its symbol. The sea horse is a boney fish without scales, ranging in size from 2 inches to 2 feet.

This small fish is quite unique and possesses a long head and neck, similar to that of a horse, after which it is named. It is upright and slow-swimming, and swims at the rate of 5 feet per hour!

The sea horse, of which there are over 50 species, is found in temperate and tropical waters, where they live among seagrasses, mangroves and coral reefs. The sea horse is also found in the seas surrounding the Bahamas. In ancient cultures, the sea horse is a symbol of energy and power; good luck and positivity. The sea horse also represents kindness, tenacity, fatherhood, ingenuity and perception.