Available courses

2020-1 BIOL0016O 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: Thyra Arana, Odalis Hernandez

2020-1 CHEM0016O 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: Thyra Arana, Odalis Hernandez

2020-1 CMPS0014O 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: Thyra Arana, Dr. Beverly Faber

2020-1 ENGL0090O PRECOLLEGE 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: Thyra Arana

2020-1 ENGL0095O 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: Thyra Arana, Sarita Lewis

2020-1 GSTU0014O 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

2020-1 MATH0014O DEVELOPMENTAL MATH

This course examines the basic/fundamental concepts of real numbers and algebra. Its purpose is to provide students who are not adequately prepared to take on Intermediate Algebra (Math 1014) with the necessary mathematical concepts they had not acquired. The very basic concepts will be taught at a pace that is suitable to the students taking this course.
Course Coordinator: Thyra Arana, Hector Castellanos

2020-1 ECED1051O FOUNDATION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

This course is designed to examine the guiding theories (theoretical, philosophical and social) perspective of early childhood education. Topics include: You and Early Childhood Education: Becoming a Professional, Early Childhood Education Today: Understanding and Responding to Current Issues, History and Theories: Foundations for Teaching and Learning, Implementing Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice, Teaching Standards and You: Supporting Children’s Learning, Observing and Assessing Young Children: Guiding, Teaching and Learning. This course places emphasis on the foundation and theories to teach, understand, support and guide early childhood education. It teaches instructors through visual layouts and audio to enhance skills accompanied by learning guides to help guide instructors as they progress through each skill. Upon completion of this course participants will be able conduct research on issue affecting the early childhood education program in Belize, conduct classroom observation and write their philosophy of Early Childhood Education.

Course Coordinator: Sylvia Sabal