BA Literature


and Communication


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Communication is intended to add to and expand the career and employment opportunities traditionally available to graduates in the field of Literature. It aims to develop marketable skills in current areas of Communications theory and practice which will integrate with the strong writing, oral presentation, critical thinking and analytical skill-sets developed through an established undergraduate Literature degree course of study. These diverse proficiencies can then translate into a range of career options such as advertising, communications, speech writing and lecturing.


Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A and mathematics, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).


    Contact Admissions

    4 Years (FT)
    5-6 Years (PT)



    ENGL 121 Introduction to Poetry 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
    ENGL 122 Introduction to Drama 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
    ENGL 123 Introduction to Prose Fiction 3 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research 3
    ENGL 130 The Shakespearean Century 3 MATH 116 Contemporary College Math 3
    ENGL 131 Oral Literatures 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3
    ENGL 230 Introduction to Caribbean Prose Fiction 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3
    ENGL 240 20th Century Commonwealth Literatures 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3
    ENGL 241 Introduction to 20th Century American Literature 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3
    ENGL 242 Caribbean Poetry and Drama 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3
    ENGL 250 The Moderns 3 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Science 3
    ENGL 251 Introduction to Critical Theory 3 ARTS 120 Survey of Art History 1
    ENGL 270 Creative Writing 3 MUSC 120 Survey of the History of Music 1
    ENGL 313 or Literatures in Translation or 3 CLTR 120 Introduction to the Culture of Trinidad and Tobago 1
    ENGL 350 Non Anglophone Caribbean Writers Total Core Curriculum Credits 33
    ENGL 320 Adult Perspectives on Children’s Literature 3 FREE ELECTIVES
    ENGL 330 Supernatural Literature 3 Fifteen (15) credits chosen from courses offered by the College
    ENGL 440 Caribbean Women Writers 3 Total Credits in Free Elective Courses
    ENGL 470 Advanced Creative Writing 3
    ENGL 477 Caribbean Literary Prize-winners 3
    Total Credits for required Courses in the Major 54
    Eighteen (18) credits chosen from the list of courses below
    COMM 121 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
    COMM 130 Understanding Human Communication 3
    COMM 135 or Voice and Presentation or 3
    COMM 140 Speech Writing
    ADVT 240 Copywriting 3
    COMM 351 Social Media Communications 3
    COMM 450 or Music as Communication or 3
    COMM 452 Film as Communication
    Total Credits in Support Courses 18

    The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

    Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
    Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
    Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
    Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
    Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
    Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
    Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

    Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

    All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

    The College accepts the following methods of payment:

    • Cash
    • LINX
    • Visa/Master card
    • Certified/Manager’s cheque

    Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.


    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:

    Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

    For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

    The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.


    Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

    The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

    • tuition fees
    • accommodation
    • airfare and other transportation costs
    • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
    • books and related materials
    • special equipment
    • other related tertiary expenses

    For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at:


    Payment Plans

    Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details:

    To be awarded the BA in Literature and Communication, students must successfully complete 120 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

    Required courses in the major area of study 54 credits
    Required courses in minor area of study 18 credits
    Total credits in the major area of study 72 credits
    Core curriculum courses 33 credits
    Free elective courses   15 credits
    Total Credits Required for Graduation 120 credits

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