The Department of Humanities is an interdisciplinary and multicultural unit. Our academic faculty and instructors come from a variety of cultural backgrounds including Cyprus, Germany, the UK and the USA, and hold expertise in a wide variety of fields including Linguistics, English and American Literatures, Gender Studies, English as a Foreign Language, English for Special Purposes, Academic Writing and Media and Communication Studies, and Hellenic Studies. Currently offering a BA and an MA in English Language and Literature, a BA in Mass Media and Communication, an MSc in Digital Media and an MA in Hellenic Studies, the Department also serves the university by being involved in almost all degrees since we offer, among others, courses in English as a Foreign Language, Communication, Public Speaking and Greek Language.
The Department of Humanities has established itself in Cypriot society through the continuous contribution of cultural events, seminars, lectures and international collaborations. Its academic staff has a vibrant presence in the literary and cultural scene of the island, promoting issues that relate to language, literature and society. Both our faculty members and our academic collaborators are distinguished in their respective areas of research and are driven by a passion for teaching and research both in traditional areas such as literature, linguistics, history, and philosophy, and also more cutting edge fields such as digital media, environmental studies, medical humanities and queer studies.
The Department’s dedication to teaching and research encourages students to approach their studies with passion and enthusiasm, many of whom seek graduate studies to further their knowledge. Those who choose not to pursue postgraduate studies seek employment in fields relevant to their degrees. Some have received distinctions for their creative work, while others are successful professionals who seek to enrich their knowledge in the fields addressed by the degrees offered by the Department. Furthermore, through the Language Centre, the Department offers language courses to all programs across the University both face-to-face and via distance learning and continuously seeks innovative ways to promote language learning and to ensure that the latest trends and methodologies are incorporated in the curricula of our language courses.
The Department of Humanities aims to continuously contribute to the community and its evolution, and to enable students to excel as professionals while being active citizens and productive members of society.
Dr. Charis Xinari
Chairperson, Department of Humanities
School of Humanities, Social and Education Science