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School of Education

The major thrust of the School of Education is the improvement of teacher education and educational research and development in Trinidad & Tobago and in the region served by the University. The School provides professional training and development for caregivers, educators, education administrators and policy makers. It therefore provides human resource development for the early childhood care, primary, secondary and tertiary sub-sectors of the education system.

DEGREE PROGRAMMES

(undergraduate degree, diploma & certificate programmes)
  • Bachelor of Education (B Ed) Early Childhood Care & Education
  • Bachelor of Education (B Ed) Primary Education (with specialisation in one of the following): * Educational Administration * Language Arts * Mathematics * Science * Social Studies * B.Ed Physical Education (for Secondary School Teachers)

DIPLOMA & CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

Diploma in Health Visiting Certificate
Certificate in The Art & Science of Coaching (Discipline specific)

 

School of Humanities

The School of Humanities offers students a wide range of options in Liberal Arts, History and Creative and Festival Arts.

DEPARTMENTS

  • History
  • Liberal Arts

centres

  • Centre for Creative & Festival Arts
  • Centre for Language Learning

Liberal Arts

Offering a broad range of undergraduate study options, Liberal Arts focuses on developing students’ general knowledge, intellectual skills and reasoning ability.  The goals of a Liberal Arts programme include developing students’ ability to think critically, communicate effectively, solve problems, and interpret human experience; enhancing their creative and intellectual capacities, thus resulting in a well-rounded, general education. At UWI, the disciplines of Communication Studies, French, Spanish, Literatures in English and Linguistics are housed within the Liberal Arts Department. Additionally, the Department offers programmes and courses in Patois (French-lexicon Creole), Portuguese, and Sign Language.

History

UWI’s Department of History offers a variety of undergraduate courses concentrating on the History of the Caribbean, Latin America, the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe.

DEGREE PROGRAMMES


Bachelor of Arts (BA) with majors in:

  • African & Asian Studies
  • Carnival Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • English Language & Literature with Education
  • Film
  • French
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literatures in English
  • Mathematics
  • Musical Arts (Special)
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts
  • TheologyVisual Arts (Special)

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

  • Certificate in Dance & Dance Education
  • Certificate in Music (Pan)
  • Certificate in Technical Theatre Production
  • Certificate in Visual Arts
  • Licentiate in Theology (L Th)
  • Practitioner’s Certificate in Drama/Theatre in
  • Certificate in Journalism

University & Faculty Requirements:

See University & Faculty Requirements for Humanities and Education

About undergraduate degree programmes


School of Education

Bachelor of Education (B Ed)

The B Ed is a professional degree, intended for practitioners in the field of education. Its main thrust is towards the holistic development of reflective professionals who are sensitive to the need to harness information and communication technology in the task of combining caring and advocacy with school and classroom

Diploma in Health Visiting

Health visiting is an evolving field built on the foundation of basic nursing and midwifery education. Health visitors work towards improving and enhancing public health, with the focus of their work being preventative healthcare. The Health Visiting education programme prepares students to deliver specialised health care to the client utilising principles of research, epidemiology, teaching, management, growth and development and counselling. Sponsored by the Ministry of Health, this programme provides advanced training for health practitioners who want to work in the area of Health Visiting or persons already employed in the field.

Certificate in Education (Cert Ed) in the Art and Science of Coaching

Coaching involves organising, instructing, and teaching amateur and professional athletes in fundamentals of individual and team sports. In recognition of the fact that sport and physical education must be explored for furthering the integration movement and fostering human development, the Cert Ed in the Art and Science of Coaching is geared towards upgrading the knowledge and skills of sports officers, community recreational personnel and persons who are interested or already engaged in coaching at the national, clubs and junior leagues, and school levels.

Applicants for the Certificate in Art & Science of Coaching (Gym Fitness Instructors) Programme are advised to apply for admission using ONLY the paper-based application system. The University regrets that the online application system is unable to accommodate applications for this particular certificate programme. We do apologize for any inconvenience and wish you every success with your application.

School of Humanities


Department of Liberal Arts

Offering a broad range of undergraduate study options, Liberal Arts focuses on developing students’ general knowledge, intellectual skills and reasoning ability. The goals of a Liberal Arts programme include developing students’ ability to think critically, communicate effectively, solve problems, and interpret human experience; enhancing their creative and intellectual capacities, thus resulting in a well-rounded, general education. At UWI, the disciplines of Communication Studies, French, Spanish, Literatures in English and Linguistics are housed within the Liberal Arts Department. Additionally, the Department offers programmes in Patois (French-lexicon Creole), Portuguese, and Sign Language.

BA AFRICAN & ASIAN STUDIES
This course of study offers the pursuit of a cross-section of courses on African and Asian History, the Sociology of African and Asian Communities and African and Asian Literature and Linguistics. Additionally, students are exposed to Beginners’ Japanese and/ or Beginners’ Hindi and/or Beginners’ Yoruba and are also required to pursue two Sociology courses from the Faculty of Social Sciences.

BA COMMUNICATION STUDIES
The major in Communication Studies provides a broad introduction to the many fields of human communication. On completion of the major, students who wish to specialise in communication may pursue a career or graduate degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or related fields. the faculty of humanities & education

BA ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE WITH EDUCATION
This major provides the ideal balance for persons who wish to teach both English Language and Literature at the secondary school level by providing them with an appropriate selection of courses in these disciplines and Education.

BA FRENCH
Knowing French language and literature opens doors internationally. Some of the Francophone literature courses available to students pursuing this major include: the French Novel in the 19th Century, French Caribbean Novel and French Caribbean Poetry and Drama.

BA LITERATURES IN ENGLISH
Students reading for a degree in Literatures in English are exposed to a variety of literature from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe. While some courses examine regional developments, others focus on the nature and character of the major literary genres. Students are encouraged to engage with various critical and theoretical traditions as well as to develop their own independent responses to literary texts. In addition, through the Creative Writing courses, students are encouraged to become creators of literature.

BA LINGUISTICS
Linguistics is the study of language in all its aspects – how it has evolved and how it is today; how it is acquired by children and adults; how languages spoken in the Caribbean are structured and the differences from one another. The major is ideal for persons interested in language documentation and analysis, language learning and teaching, literacy, language policy and language planning, speech therapy and other language-related concerns. It is also useful for Communication Studies, Gender Studies, International Relations, Literatures in English, Modern Languages and a huge cross section of other disciplines in which students may minor.

BA MATHEMATICS
The major in Mathematics consists of a minimum of 10 Level I to III Mathematics courses. In Level I, at least 9 credits and at Levels II and III, at least 6 must be from Humanities courses.

BA SPANISH
The BA in Spanish is a degree that combines first-class language skills with an imaginative range of literature and culture courses, taught in a lively, friendly atmosphere. The Major in Spanish consists of 36 credits in Spanish, 18 in Language and 18 in Literature. There must be at least 3 level II/ III credits (one course) in Hispanic Literature with peninsular content. The BA Latin American Studies relates to the study of Spanish (compulsory) and Portuguese (strongly recommended), along with the literatures, history, politics and economics of Latin America.

Department of History

BA History

History is referred to as the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings. This study of past events is a systematic attempt to learn about and verify past events and to relate those events to one another and to the present. UWI’s Department of History offers a variety of undergraduate courses concentrating on the History of the Caribbean, Latin America, the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe.

The Centre for Creative & Festival Arts (CCFA)

The Centre for Creative Arts aims to promote and develop artistic creativity and craft opportunities for creative talents to flourish. Through its undergraduate offerings in Music, Visual Arts, Carnival Studies and Theatre Arts, the Centre provides a supportive environment for composers, visual artists, artists and others, to pursue their creative work.

Certificate in Dance and Dance Education

The Certificate programme in Dance and Dance Education exposes students to practical elements and theories related to dance with special emphasis on Caribbean Folk Dance. The programme is designed to introduce students to methods of teaching and performance skills through courses such as Dance History, Elements of Choreography, Dance Education and Performance (technique).


Certificate in Music (Pan)

Students are exposed to courses in Steelpan Arranging, Ethnomusicology and Music Education and are encouraged to explore the indigenous genres of music created and developed in Trinidad & Tobago such as calypso, parang and chutney.

Certificate in Visual Arts

The Visual Arts programme is geared towards developing skills and creative approaches to art expression and production. Students are also encouraged to learn about the different techniques and methods of studio production utilising a variety of materials. Additionally, throughout the programme, students are taught basic drawing and design techniques.

Certificate in Technical Theatre Production

The Certificate programme in Technical Theatre Production exposes students, in a very practical way, to the elements of theatre production, such as stage management, scene and costume design and production, lighting and sound projection and lighting design.