ENGLISH 100

This course seeks to further develop students’ competency in the use of the English Language. Students will be further familiarized with the basics of English including transition use, shift in verb tense, pronoun agreement, complete and incomplete sentences, parallelism, wordiness, steps of the writing process, topic selection, thesis writing, thesis support, methods of development, and presentation skills. It aims to teach the student to clearly, accurately and concisely express ideas in written and oral forms.

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.

 

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.

Hist 101-BELIZEAN HISTORY- Ms Norvia Jaime

Belizean History is a general core course that covers the development of Belize and its vibrant historical culture.  It surveys the prehistoric inhabitants of Mesoamerica; provides an overview of the Maya Civilization and the early Spanish conquistadors and their activities in Belize.  It also examines the role of politics, economics, culture, society and the environment. It also explores the issues surrounding the Sovereignty of Belize and the Belizean perspective of Guatemala’s claim over Belize.

Teacher: Norvia Jaime