FA C U L T Y Faculty
BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture
FD11A CARIBBEAN CIVILISATION (SEMESTER I)
(NOT for Humanities students) Objectives:
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.
To develop a perception of the Caribbean as wider than island nations or linguistic blocs.
To stimulate students’ interest in, and commitment to Caribbean civilisation and to further their self-definition.
FD11B ACADEMIC WRITING FOR DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES (SEMESTER II)
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.
Option A Writing about Literature (Compulsory for Literatures in English Majors)
Critical Reading Writing the Critical Analysis
Caribbean space/physical environment/ Amerindian peoples and Cultures: their legacy. European conquest, settlement and demographic changes.
Fighting for Freedom
Option B Argument and Report Writing
Report Writing Logical Argument
Slavery, marronage and rebellion. New in/out- migration, indenture, and their consequences: 19th and 20th centuries.
Option C Scientific and Technical Writing
Quest for Identity
I II III
Race and nationalism. Independence, dependence and regionalism. Creolisation and ethnic identity.
Technical Description Expository Writing for Scientific and Technical Purposes
Evaluation: Coursework - 50%; Final Examination - 50%
Ideas, Ideologies and Theologies
Education/religion in the Caribbean. Caribbean Intellectual Traditions.
Students must pass both coursework and final examination in order to qualify for an overall pass in the course.
I II III IV
Caribbean music - Calypso, Reggae. Caribbean festivals. Sports. Caribbean voices - French, English, Spanish,
Evaluation: In-course test Final 2-hour examination
Highly recommended for students in the Faculty of
Science & Agriculture.
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 (2) warnings any further absence without prior permission or an acceptable medical certificate will result in automatic exclusion from the examination.