I am happy to welcome you to English Studies. We are home to a group of dedicated full-time and part time faculty whose expertise include, but are not limited to, Medieval Literature, Caribbean Literature, Postcolonial Literature, British Literature, American Literature, Linguistics, Children’s Literature, Film Studies and Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Composition.

We offer the Bachelor of Arts in English and, in addition to this programme, bachelor degree majors can pursue a minor degree in one of several areas that we offer: Bahamian and Caribbean Literature, Linguistics, and Film and Drama Studies. Our upper-level classes usually accommodate fifteen to twenty students, which means that students benefit from a personal, one-on-one relationship with their instructors.

We host several signature events that are intended to engage students, faculty and the wider public. These include: Meet the Writer, English in the Park, Anatol Rodgers Memorial Lecture Series, and Critical Caribbean Symposium Series. Our students are encouraged to join any of our student organizations and clubs: the Creative Writers Club, the Acting Club, Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society). There are also opportunities for students to gain experience in the field through internships in the University Writing Centre, editorship for the online student journal Tamarind, and through presenting their academic research at international literary conferences.

Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue Masters of Arts and doctoral degrees in Caribbean Literature, Linguistics and Creative Writing at international institutions as well as law degrees and careers in film, radio and theatre production.

I encourage you to visit our office on the second floor, room A-97, of the Keva M. Bethel Building, Oakes Field Campus.

Dr. Craig Smith, Assistant Professor/Chair
A-97, Keva M. Bethel Building, Oakes Field Campus
Phone: (242) 302-4385
E-mail: craig.smith@ub.edu.bs

Mrs. Ziette Culmer, Senior Private Secretary
A-97, Keva M. Bethel Building, Oakes Field Campus
Phone: (242) 302-4385

Ms. Sophia Ferguson, Clerk I
A-97, Keva M. Bethel Building, Oakes Field Campus
Phone: (242) 302-4386
E-mail: sophia.ferguson@ub.edu.bs