The Faculty of Arts (FOA) is the founding faculty of the National University of Samoa and has as its core functions the teaching programmes and research in the different disciplines within the Arts and Humanities tradition. It is comprised of:
The Department of English and Foreign Languages (offering English Language, English Literature, Chinese Language, French Language and Japanese Language Courses)
The Department of Media and Communication (offering Communication Skills and Journalism courses)
The Department of Social Sciences (offering Anthropology, Geography, History, Politics and Sociology courses).
Talofa and welcome to the Faculty of Arts. The faculty consists of three departments: English and Foreign Languages; Media and Communication and Social Sciences. The faculty mission is to provide quality academic education and vocational training to all students that will be recognized nationally and internationally and to meet the human resource needs of Samoa.
The faculty is committed to the provision of quality tertiary education in the three disciplines; English and Foreign Languages, Media& Communication and Social Sciences in the undergraduate level through quality teaching. The faculty also contributes to Research through active engagement in research, seminars and publications locally and internationally. It also contributes to the community through active involvement of faculty staff as resource personnel in workshop trainings, seminars and national examinations.
The English and Foreign Languages Department has 9 staff members; the professor of English, a Chinese Language Specialist as well as a Japanese Language specialist, tutors and lecturers;
Media and Communication Department has 6 staff members and houses the Media and Journalism programmes as well as servicing all trades courses with English for communication in the workplace.
The Social Sciences Department houses the History, Political Science, Sociology, Geography and Anthropology courses and has a staff of 8. Four staff members are on professional development leave, three studying towards doctorates overseas and one locally and two studying towards master's degrees overseas. The faculty of Arts was the first faculty to be established by the National University of Samoa and had its first graduation of in 1990.
The faculty welcomes those interested in studying towards a Diploma in Journalism and Media and those who are willing to study towards a first degree in any of the disciplines. Moreover the faculty invites potential students interested in learning Japanese or Chinese languages to come and experience the thrill of learning three or more languages.
With the world becoming smaller with technology, a foreign language may help you find a job or even secure you a scholarship to these countries.
Lafaitele Fualuga Taupi
Dean, Faculty of Arts