Discipline of Communication

School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education (SPACE)

Discipline of Communication

The Discipline of Communication was established in 2006 as part of a general academic restructuring undertaken by the University.

Formerly called the Department of  Language, Arts and Media, and existing as a section of the old School of Humanities, the new Discipline of Communication represents more than a name change.

Its vision is to be an internationally recognised discipline of excellence for the undertaking of teaching, research, publication, consultancy, artistic creation, public performance and community service in those areas associated with its various sections, focused on, but not limited to, the Pacific region. In line with this expansive vision, the discipline seeks both breadth and diversity in the design of its programmes. Arranged for administrative and academic purposes into four divisions—Literature, Language Studies, Journalism/Media Studies and English for Academic Purposes—the discipline offers a wide range of courses in its various sections. Within these broad areas, students can undertake a variety of Diploma, Degree and Postgraduate level programmes offered through a number of teaching modes both on-campus and through distance and flexible learning.

The Discipline offers Diplomas in Pacific Journalism, Vernacular Languages, and Pacific Language Studies. There are also a large number of choices in the Bachelor of Arts undergraduate majors, including Literature, Linguistics, the combined Literature and Language Major, Journalism, Pacific Language Studies and Pacific Vernacular Languages. Minors are also available in most of these areas of study. The discipline offers a challenging selection of courses for its Postgraduate programmes in Literature, Linguistics and Journalism/Media Studies, and an interesting spread of staff expertise for the supervision of MA and PhD research.

For enquiries and information contact:
Antoinette Parker (Administrative Assistant)
Discipline of Communication,
Private Mail Bag
The University of the South Pacific
Suva, Fiji.
Ph: (679) 3232214, Fax: (679) 3231500
Email: antoinette.parker@usp.ac.fj