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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course is designed to assist the student to complete a research project. Seminars will be conducted to address issues and concepts related to the identification of the research problem, significance, data collection procedures, analysis, and interpretation of the data.
This course exposes students to the philosophical foundations of education in Belize. Topics include: philosophy and education; basic philosophical issues; traditional and modern philosophies; theories and education; personal educational philosophy; educational philosophies in Belize; religious education; education for critical consciousness; the courage to teach: reflections from traditional and contemporary thinkers.