Research Methods Section 3 - Mrs. A. Parham-Garbutt

This course is designed to enable students to identify, describe and execute the key steps in carrying out a research project.  The core concepts include how to translate concepts and theories about human interaction and institutions into scientifically testable propositions, choose the appropriate research method, design the research, collect data and qualitatively and quantitatively interpret the data. This course also offers the opportunity for the student to enhance his/her critical thinking about social issues, to evaluate research conducted by others, and to properly communicate this knowledge and information to others.

Composing Process

Course Description:

 

This course is a culmination of the students’ comprehensive and writing abilities at the junior college level.  The course is aimed at refining the students skills and techniques used in creating effective literary works.  Through classroom discussions and group activities the students will share ideas to build on their knowledge base.  In this course students will write a persuasive essay, compose and present an effective speech and a debate along with other assignments. Upon completing the course the students will create a portfolio of all their work.

 

College English 2

Course Description:

This course continues to develop knowledge and communication skills that will allow students to participate effectively in a range of personal and professional contexts. It also continues to emphasize a command of the English language grammatically, orally and in written form, producing unified, coherent, well-developed essays. Students are expected to further improve their comprehension, writing and analytical skills as well as apply basic communication principles to choices and behaviors. This course also teaches an appreciation for the use of speech as mental and social processes by exposing students to various kinds of writing, allowing them to evaluate and examine the validity and credibility of writing sources. Students are expected to improve their comprehension, writing, and analytical skills. Students taking this course must obtain a grade C to proceed.

 

Intermediate Spanish

This course emphasizes on four important language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. In addition, students will acquire knowledge of the Hispanic culture through the study of selected topics and texts relevant to the Caribbean. The outline covers sections of the CAPE syllabus and intends to help prepare students to be able to express themselves in Spanish in the real world, and serves as a foundation for further study of the language.

 

Teacher: Norvia Jaime

Sociology

This is an introductory course to the study of human society, social behaviour, and social order. It examines different sociological approaches, concepts, and theories used by sociologists to explore the ways people interact with the world; understand social differences, inequalities, group dynamics, social institutions and changes in society.  This course provides opportunities for students to critically examine current social issues, the society they live in, and the critical role they are expected to assume.

Teacher: Norvia Jaime

Research Methods Section 1 - Mrs. A. Parham-Garbutt

This course is designed to enable students to identify, describe and execute the key steps in carrying out a research project.  The core concepts include how to translate concepts and theories about human interaction and institutions into scientifically testable propositions, choose the appropriate research method, design the research, collect data and qualitatively and quantitatively interpret the data. This course also offers the opportunity for the student to enhance his/her critical thinking about social issues, to evaluate research conducted by others, and to properly communicate this knowledge and information to others.

 

Introduction to Social Philosophy

Social Philosophy is an introductory course for understanding our society and socio-political development. In the West, several varying and, at times, conflicting views as put forward by Aristotle, Hobbes, Mill, Marx, and King  among others,  have been put forward to define, describe and explain human society.  This course seeks to introduce students to the theories and original writings on some of the greatest thinkers throughout history in social philosophy and develop their ability to communicate knowledge and ideas to others, as well as apply these ideas in a contemporary context.

Teacher: Norvia Jaime

College English 1

This course develops competency in the use of the English Language. It aims at teaching the student to express him or herself clearly, accurately and concisely in both written and oral form. Emphasis will be placed on comprehension skills, analysis, organization and critical evaluation. Students will also focus on oral presentation and public speaking. There are a variety of assessments as well as a culminating assessment that students must do to show successful completion of this course.

 

Philosophy 101 Mrs Marie Young

This is a special course at Independence Junior College for understanding our society and socio-political development. In the West, several varying and, at times, conflicting views as put forward by Aristotle, Hobbes, Mill, Marx, King, Fewell, and Coll, among others,  have been put forward to define, describe and explain human society.  This course seeks to introduce students to the theories and original writings on some of the greatest thinkers throughout history in social philosophy and develop their ability to communicate knowledge and ideas to others, as well as apply these ideas in a contemporary context.