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Come join us as we teach, learn, think and innovate in the areas of Literatures in English, Cultural Studies and Communication Studies. We are delighted that you are interested in the engrossing programmes / courses, research and publications (browse our Bookshelf), and various activities / projects that we have to offer.
Whether you are prospective or current students, academics, or other stakeholders and members of the general public, you should find relevant and wide-ranging information available on this departmental website during the academic year.
The mission of the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies is to offer invigorating, creative and academically sound programmes designed to produce students who can think critically, communicate effectively, solve problems and interpret human experience with strong analytical, interpretive and expressive skills. We are committed to advancing theory and methods in Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies through the decolonisation of knowledge,
social development and applied research.
· To deliver sound academic programmes that emphasise the competent and creative delivery of material.
· To foster the development of critical thinking, analytical and expressive skills.
· To provide learner-centred teaching environments that encourage independent thought and research.
· To encourage the appreciation of Caribbean, ancestral, diasporic cultures and other cultural heritages, through an engagement with local and global literatures and other cultural expressions.
· To foreground Caribbean perspectives on global literature, cultural expression and cultural practices
· To analyses structures of power and the ways in which they intersect with identities to produce ways of life.
· To encourage the development of cross disciplinary thought, teaching and research.
· To nurture an awareness of critical social issues and a commitment to social responsibility
· Have a solid academic background in their respective majors and minors in the disciplines of Literatures in English, Cultural Studies, Communication Studies
· Have well-developed skills in oral and written communication.
· Produce sound academic arguments, applying interpretive and analytical skills.
· Can engage in independent research and postgraduate work, including multi-disciplinary research.
· Can function effectively in a range of professions, including teaching, media, journalism, law, business, and creative writing.
· Are socially aware individuals and critical thinkers.