Available courses

2019-3 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: Hector Castellanos
Course Instructor: Brayan Paz

2019-3 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

2019-3 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: Odalis Hernandez

2019-3 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: Odalis Hernandez

2019-3 ENGL0095O PRE COLLEGE ENGLISH II

ENGL0095 (Pre College English II) 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: Tritia Stuart-Gordon
Course Instructor: Julia Vasquez

2019-3 ENGL0090O 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: Thyra Arana
Course Instructor: Elsie Lewis

2019-3 CMPS1014O INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER STUDIES

This course is designed to be an introductory computing concepts course. Topics include: Fundamental Concepts, Theories, and Applications of Computers. The Basics of Hardware, Software, Computer Ethics, Systems Software, Application Software and the role of Computing in Society Today. A software suite is used to create and edit text documents, spreadsheets, presentations and databases. There is also an Internet component in the course. The course serves as the required computer literacy component of the general education curriculum.
Course Coordinator: Jelani Crawford
Course Instructor: Melvyn Edenojie, Allen Miranda

2019-3 SOCL1014O INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

This course introduces students to the study of sociological perspectives, issues and concepts. Topics include: nature of the study of sociology; perspectives and scientific methods for the study of society; the methods of sociological research; socialization; culture, race and ethnicity; major social institutions.
Course Coordinator: Lynmara Rosado
Course Instructor: Anna-Kay Wade

2019-3 RSCH2014O RESEARCH METHODS

This three-credit course will introduce students to the basic concepts, theories, methods and the major steps involved in conducting a research study. The areas covered include: the research process and the structure of the enquiry process; different methods of observation and data collection; techniques for analyzing and presenting data and writing the research report. As a result of familiarizing the student with various research approaches, he/she will apply this knowledge to the Belizean society in a course project.
Course Coordinator: Lynmara Rosado

2019-3 PSYC1014O INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

This three hour credit course is designed to expose students to the field of psychology. As an introductory course, it addresses the basic principles and concepts of/and provides an overview of the field of psychology. Throughout this course is an emphasis in developing an understanding of psychology as the science of cognition and human behavior.  Special attention is given to providing a general understanding of the affective, behavioral and cognitive processes of human behavior. Topics surveyed include but are not limited to research methodology, consciousness, motivation, learning, cognition, physiology,  personality theories, and human development. It also explores the application of psychological principles and concepts to business, social and personal life in Belize.
Course Coordinator: Xunan Quetzal

2019-3 PHIL1014O ETHICS

This class is required for all University of Belize students. It includes an introduction to selected ethical systems, with an emphasis on social, moral, environmental, legal and biomedical issues. This course will provide students with the foundation necessary to evaluate, analyze, and respond to ethical issues in our society and in the global village. Students will be provided with “rational tools” that they will find useful in making sound moral or ethical choices in their respective professional fields.
Course Coordinator: Xunan Quetzal