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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

FD11A CARIBBEAN CIVILISATION

(NOT for Humanities students) Objectives:

  • 1.

    To develop an awareness of the main process of cultural development in Caribbean societies, highlighting the factors, the problematics and the creative output that have fed the emergence of Caribbean identities.

  • 2.

    To develop a perception of the Caribbean as wider than island nations or linguistic blocs.

  • 3.

    To stimulate students’ interest in, and commitment to Caribbean civilisation and to further their self-definition.

FD11B ACADEMIC WRITING FOR DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES

The aim of this course is to develop students writing skills in areas related to their academic disciplines. There will be twenty-four (24) contact hours. Classroom activity will be supplemented by printed materials. OPTIONSOption A Writing about Literature (Compulsory for Literatures in English Majors) Critical ReadingWriting the Critical Analysis

Modules: 1. Origins

Option B Argument and Report WritingReport WritingLogical Argument

I

Caribbean space / physical environment / Amerindian peoples and Cultures: their legacy.

II

European conquest, settlement and demographic changes.

Fighting for Freedom

I II

Slavery, marronage and rebellion. New in/out- migration, indenture, and their consequences: 19th and 20th centuries.

Quest for Identity

I II

Race and nationalism. Independence, dependence and regionalism. III Creolisation and ethnic identity.

Ideas, Ideologies and Theologies

I II

Education/religion in the Caribbean. Caribbean Intellectual Traditions.

2.

3.

4.

Option C Scientific and Technical WritingTechnical Description Exposi- tory Writing for Scientific and Technical Purposes

Evaluation: Coursework Final Examination

50% 50%

Students must pass both coursework and final examination in order to qualify for an overall pass in the course.* Highly recommended for students in the Faculty of Science & Agriculture.Attendance Regulation:A student in any of the Foundation courses in English Language who misses two (2) out of any six (6) class hours will be warned, and after two warnings any further absence without prior permission or an acceptable medical certificate will result in automatic exclusion from the examination.

5.

Caribbean Expressions

I II

Caribbean music - Calypso, Reggae. Caribbean festivals.

III Sports. IV Caribbean voices - French, English, Spanish,

FD12A

Not offered

to FSA Students.

Linguistic Identity. Evaluation: In-course test Final 2-hour examination

40% 60%

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