Open and Distance Learning

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.

The emphasis in this course is on learning skills that are essential for success in college work. This includes strategies for a successful transfer to the University of Belize after participating in the Open and Distant Learning developmental course.  This course is designed for students to learn study skills and test taking strategies that will provide them with the necessary skills to be successful in college. Topics for the course will include but are not limited to: note taking strategies, learning styles/personality indicators, study strategies, resource usage/research skills, stress management/test anxiety, test taking strategies, and textbook usage.

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.

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.

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.