Institute of Caribbean Studies

Undergraduate student information

MAJOR IN ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURAL ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT (ECEM)

The aim of the ECEM Program is to produce innovative industry leaders who understand the convergence of media, information technology and culture within the local and global contexts.  A major focus of the programme is entrepreneurial development and innovation. 

The major consists of 42 credits of compulsory core courses (indicated in bold), 36 elective credits, 6 credits of Foundation Courses and 6 credits of English Language courses.

[Students who do not have at least a CSEC pass in a Foreign Language will be required to take a 3-credit foreign language course as one of their electives]

Level I

Semester 1

  • COMM1001 Communication, Culture & Caribbean  Society
  • CLTR1001Introduction to the Study of Culture
  • FOUN1012 Critical Reading and Expository Writing in the Humanities or FOUN1099 Critical Reading & Writing in the Disciplines (year long)
  • Elective
  • Elective

Semester 2

  • COMM1121 Understanding the Media OR  IMCC1010 Fundamentals of Integrated Communication Planning
  • ACCT1003 Introduction to Cost & Managerial Accounting
  • FOUN1002 Language: Argument
  • Elective
  • Elective

Level II

Semester 1

  • CLTR2505 Entertainment, Media and  Culture
  • CLTR2705 Music Business Management
  • FOUN1201 Science, Medicine and Technology in Society
  • Elective
  • Elective

Semester 2

  • CLTR2605 Producing Culture: Music, Events and Festivals
  • MGMT2003 Principles of Marketing OR IMCC2601 Public Relations Principles and Practice
  • FOUN1301 Law, Governance, & Society
  • Elective
  • Elective

      *NOTE COMM2602 is changed to IMCC2601 in Sem 1

Level III

Semester 1

  • CLTR3505 The Art of Artist Management
  • MGMT3058 New Venture Management
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

 Semester 2

  • LANG3101 Business Communication: Principles and Practice
  • CLTR3507 Culture , Gender & Sexuality in Caribbean Popular Music *
  • CLTR3905 Caribbean Fashion: Theory, Development and Industry
  • Elective

* Research-linked course required by the Faculty.

** Internship has been changed from the summer semester of level/year to summer semester of level/year 3. Students who wish to take the internship in a different semester must speak to the Internship Coordinator.

Recommended Electives

Level 1
MUSC1100  Music in World Cultures
CLTR1005 Material Culture and Identity in the Caribbean
CLTR1803 Introduction to Cultural and Creative Industries

Level II
CLTR2018/AR20R  Introduction to Caribbean Folk Philosophy
CLTR2501/AR25A  Caribbean Cultural Studies
CLTR2506/AR25F Caribbean Films and their Fictions
CLTR2518/AR25R  The Culture of Rastafari
CLTR2524/AR25X  African Religious Retentions in the Caribbean Studies
CLTR2519/AR25S  Deconstructing the Culture of Sports
CLTR2803 Cultural and Creative Industries in the Caribbean
LITS2806  Reggae Films: Screening the Caribbean
MUSC2001  Popular Musics of the Caribbean
MUSC2200  A History of Jazz and the Blues
AR20X Modern Ethiopianism: Theory and Practice

Level III
CLTR3033 Reggae Aesthetics and African Diasporan Resistance
CLTR3501/AR35A  Discourses in Cultural Studies
CLTR3506/AR35F  African Diaspora Film
CLTR3508 Issues in Caribbean Cyberculture
CLTR3510 Caribbean Sexualities: Culture, Power and Diversity CLTR3516/AR35P  Performing Culture:  Dancehall as Ritual and Spectacle
CLTR3518/AR35R  Rastafari in the Global Context
CLTR3803 Intellectual Property Management for Cultural and Creative Industries
CLTR3903 Research Methods for Cultural and Creative Industries MUSC3300 Bob Marley and his Music



MINOR IN CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

The Minor is intended to offer students access to a developing body of knowledge about Cultural and Creative Industries locally, regionally and internationally, and prepare them for work and research in this field. Its main objectives include: 

  • Conceptualize the cultural and creative industries as a branch of knowledge that is relevant to local and regional life and processes. 
  • Introduce students to the cultural and creative industries as a viable field of study and research 

The minor requires15 credits from the following specific courses at levels two and three: 

LEVEL I 

CLTR1803 Introduction to Cultural and Creative 

Industries OR 

CLTR1001 Introduction to the Study of Culture 

LEVEL II 

CLTR2803 Cultural and Creative Industries in the Caribbean (COMPULSORY) 

CLTR2505 Entertainment, Media and Culture 

LEVEL III 

CLTR3505 The Art of Artist Management* 

CLTR3803 Intellectual Property Management for Cultural and Creative Industries (COMPULSORY) 

CLTR3903 Research Methods for Cultural and Creative Industries (COMPULSORY) 

CLTR3516 Performing Culture: Dancehall as Ritual and Spectacle 




MINOR IN REGGAE STUDIES

The ICS offers a minor in Reggae Studies in collaboration with the Departments of Literatures in English, Government and Sociology, Psychology and Social Work. The Minor is intended to offer students access to a developing body of knowledge about Reggae, dancehall and Jamaican popular music and has the following as its main objectives: 

  • Contextualise Jamaican popular music as a branch of knowledge that holds themes and theories that speak to the processes of life in Jamaica and the diaspora; 
  • Demonstrate the interrelatedness of Jamaican popular music with the pulse of Jamaican life; 
  • Introduce students to the underlying and driving themes of Reggae/Jamaican popular music in a global environment; 
  • Conceptualise the contribution of Reggae and Jamaican popular music; 
  • Deepen understanding of methods for Caribbean cultural inquiry, especially as it relates to grounded research. 

The minor requires15 credits from the following specific courses: 

LEVEL II 

CLTR2501 Caribbean Cultural Studies 

LITS2806 Reggae Films: Screening Jamaica 

GOVT2012 Jamaican Music as Philosophy - 1962-1982 

LITS2706 Reggae Poetry 

MUSC2007 Recorded Sound in Jamaican Popular Music 

SOCI2020 Identity and Conduct in the Dancehall Culture 

LEVEL III 

CLTR3516 Performing Culture: Dancehall as Ritual and Spectacle 

CLTR3507 Culture, Gender and Sexuality in Jamaican Popular Music 

MUSC3300 Bob Marley and His Music 

CLTR3033 Reggae Aesthetics and African Diasporan Resistance* 

*Year long (6 credits)



MINOR IN RASTAFARI STUDIES

LEVEL I Compulsory Pre-requisite 3 credits 

CLTR1001 Introduction to theStudy of Culture 

Electives(15 credits from the following Levels II and III courses) 

LEVEL II 

CLTR2018 Introduction to Caribbean Folk Philosophy 

CLTR2518 The Culture of Rastafari 

LITS2706 Reggae Poetry 

AR20X Modern Ethiopianism: Practice and Theory 

LEVEL III 

CLTR3033 Reggae Aesthetics and African Diasporan Resistance (yearlong) 

CLTR3518 Rastafari in the Global Context



MINOR IN CULTURAL STUDIES

This minor provides students with a comprehensive introduction to Cultural Studies, a discipline that is interested in all forms of culture, from Bob Marley to punk rock, Salvadore Dali to Ras Dizzy, Nicolas Guillén to Isabel Allende, Sex and the City to Roots.  The minor encourages students to define culture in its broadest sense, including issues ranging from the psychological to the global, past to present, elite to popular, everyday life to the city, and consumption to production. Once culture is approached in this way, students are made aware that it is dynamic and politically charged, and they will acquire greater appreciation of its significance, both in their everyday lives and as an academic discipline.

REQUIREMENTS
A Minimum of 18 credits from the following:

Compulsory:
CLTR1001/AR10A Introduction to the Study of Culture

Electives (Minimum 15 credits from Levels II and / or III):

Level II

CLTR2018/AR20R – Introduction to Caribbean Folk Philosophy
CLTR2506/AR25F -  Caribbean Films and their Fictions
CLTR2519/AR25S  - Deconstructing the Culture of Sports
CLTR2524/AR25X – African Religious Retentions in the Caribbean
CLTR2518/AR25R - The Culture of Rastafari
MUSC2001 – Popular Musics of the Caribbean

Level III
CLTR3501/AR35A - Discourses in Cultural Studies
CLTR3905/AR39E – Caribbean Fashion:  Theory, Development and Industry
CLTR3507/AR35G – Culture, Gender and Sexuality in Jamaican Popular Music
CLTR3506/AR35F – African Diaspora Film
CLTR3518/AR35R – Rastafari in the Global Context
CLTR3516/AR35P – Performing Culture:  Dancehall as Ritual and Spectacle



MINOR IN FILM STUDIES

(15 credits of courses taken at Level II and III)

The Institute offers a Minor in Film Studies in collaboration with the Department of Literatures in English and the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Selections may be made from the following courses:

Level 2:
LITS2806   Reggae Films: Screening the Caribbean (No pre-requisite)
CLTR2506  Caribbean Films & Their Fictions (No pre-requisite)
LITS2906 Film Adaptation (Pre-requisite: Either LITS1006 Introduction to Film or LITS1003 Introduction to Prose Fiction)

Level 3:
CLTR3506African Diaspora Film   (No prerequisite)
LITS3806 Popular Film and Ideology (Pre-requisite: Any Film, Prose Fiction or Drama course)
SPAN3714 Latin American Cinema (Pre-requisites: SPAN1002 Spanish Language IB and a Level I course in any Literature)
LITS3006 Borderlands Cinema (LITS3006) (Pre-requisites: LITS1006 and one Level 2 Prose Fiction course



MINOR IN MUSIC

(15 credits of courses taken at Levels II and III)

The Institute offers a Music Minor in collaboration with the Music Unit of the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative & Performing Arts (PSCCPA).

COURSES:

Level 1

Pre-requisite: MUSC1100 Music in World Cultures

Level II
MUSC2001 Popular Musics of the Caribbean
MUSC2007 Recorded Sound in Jamaican Popular Music
MUSC2200 History of Jazz and the Blues

Level III
MUSC3002 The Production of Popular Music
MUSC3300 Bob Marley and his Music



MINOR IN ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURAL ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT

Fill out a student query form at the ICS office and also request the minor online.  The minor consist of 18 credits (6 COURSES) 3 compulsory and 3 others.
LEVEL 1
(Semester 2)
*CLTR1001 Introduction to the Study of Culture (COMPULSORY)

LEVEL 2
(Semester 1)
CLTR2505 Entertainment, Media and Culture
*CLTR2705 Music Business Management  (COMPULSORY)
MUSC2001 Popular Musics of the Caribbean

(Semester 2)
*CLTR2605   Producing Culture:  Music, Events and Festivals (COMPULSORY)
MUSC2200 A History of Jazz and the Blues

Level 3
(Semester 2)
CLTR3507 Culture, Gender & Sexuality in Caribbean Popular Music
CLTR3905 Caribbean Fashion: Theory, Development and Industry
MUSC3300 Bob Marley and His Music



CULTURAL STUDIES COURSES FOR THE BA in LIBERAL STUDIES

Students pursuing a Liberal Studies Major may select Cultural Studies courses as follows:  

A Minimum of 24 credits as follows:

LEVEL 1 Compulsory Pre-requisite:
CLTR1001 - Introduction to the Study of Culture -3 credits

Electives (Minimum 21 credits):

LEVEL 2  (at least 4 courses) 12 credits
CLTR2518 - The Culture of Rastafari
CLTR2018 - Introduction to Caribbean Folk Philosophy
CLTR2501 - Caribbean Cultural Studies
CLTR2519 – Deconstructing the Culture of Sport
CLTR2506 - Caribbean Films and Their Fictions
CLTR2524 - African Religious Retentions in the Caribbean
MUSC2001– Popular Musics of the Caribbean
MUSC2200 – History of Jazz and the Blues

LEVEL 3 (at least 3 courses) 9 credits
CLTR3507 – Culture, Gender and Sexuality in Jamaican Popular Music
CLTR3501 - Discourses in Cultural Studies
CLTR3506 – African Diaspora Film
CLTR3518  - Rastafari in the Global Context
CLTR3516 – Performing Culture:  Dancehall as Ritual and Spectacle
MUSC3300 – Bob Marley and His Music

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