Available courses

2021-1 BIOL0016 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

This developmental course is offered to students who are required to take General Biology 1 as a core course in their associates’ degree program of study at the University of Belize. In addition, this course is to assist those students who did not perform well in their high school biology course but want to pursue a tertiary level degree in a field that requires General Biology 1. Thus, this developmental course provides an overview of classification, chemistry of life, transport systems, reproduction, genetics and ecology.
Course Coordinator: Joaquin Magana

2021-1 CHEM0016 DEVELOPMENTAL CHEMISTRY

This developmental course is offered to students who are required to take General Chemistry 1 as a core course in their associates’ degree program of study at the University of Belize. This is an introductory course designed for students with no Chemistry background who need to take General Chemistry I and Introduction to Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry. It includes basic principles in Chemistry. Topics to be covered: Units of Measurement; States of Matter; Atomic Theory and Structure; Chemical Bonding; Chemical Reactions; The Periodic Table; Mole Calculations; Chemical Names and Formulas.
Course Coordinator: Odalis Hernandez

2021-1 CMPS0014 EXPLORING MICROSOFT OFFICE

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of computer which includes Microsoft Office Application – Microsoft Word 2016 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. Topics include: Create and manage documents, format text, paragraphs and sections, creating tables and lists, manage references, formatting graphic elements, create and manage presentations, formatting text, shapes and images, inserting tables and charts, working with transitions, animations, and managing multiple presentations.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Beverly Faber

2021-1 ENGL0090 PRE COLLEGE ENGLISH I

The ENGL0090 (Pre College English One) course focuses on an in-depth review of grammar with emphasis upon usage. Strong attention will be given to the development of composition and critical reading skills in reference to the development and organization of paragraphs for a variety of purposes. Vocabulary development and a wide range of supplementary readings will complement this course of study.
Course Coordinator: Elsie Lewis

2021-1 ENGL0095 PRE COLLEGE ENGLISH II

This course focuses on developing competency in grammar usage, reading and writing that are necessary to succeed in College English courses. It is designed to help students develop writing skills; therefore, the course emphasizes the writing process and critical awareness that are vital for academic ?and technical ?purposes.
Course Coordinator: Consuelo Godfrey

2021-1 GSTU0014 STUDY SKILLS

The emphasis in this course is on learning skills that are essential for success in college work. This includes strategies for a successful transfer to the University of Belize after participating in the Open and Distant Learning developmental course.  This course is designed for students to learn study skills and test taking strategies that will provide them with the necessary skills to be successful in college. Topics for the course will include but are not limited to: note taking strategies, learning styles/personality indicators, study strategies, resource usage/research skills, stress management/test anxiety, test taking strategies, and textbook usage.

Course Coordinator: Thyra Arana