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Contents Content

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Mission Statement Foreword

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Section 1: Introduction

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Overall Objectives ….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Content

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Assessment

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Quality Assurance

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Credits and Grade Points ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Section 2: Associate Degree Requirements ……………………………………………………………………………………

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Business Studies ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Computer Science ….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Environmental Science .……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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General Studies ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Humanities

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Mathematics ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Modern Languages .….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Natural Sciences ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Technical Studies

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Section 3: Summary of Subjects Accounting

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Art and Design ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Applied Mathematics

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Biology ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Caribbean Studies …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Chemistry ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Communication Studies

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Computer Science …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Economics

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Electrical and Electronic Technology …………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Environmental Science …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Food and Nutrition …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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French and Spanish ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Geography ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Geometrical and Mechanical Engineering Drawing ………………………………………………………………………

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History …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Information Technology …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Law …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Literatures in English

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Management of Business ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Physics

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Pure Mathematics ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Sociology ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Statistical Analysis …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Section 4: Assessment for CAPE Units ………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Mission Statement Our mission is to provide the region with: •

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syllabuses of the highest quality; valid and reliable examinations and certificates of international repute for students of all ages, abilities and interests services to educational institutions in the development of syllabuses, examinations, and examination administration in the most cost-effective way.


FOREWORD

Foreword The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), at its meeting in Antigua and Barbuda in December 2004, agreed to award Associate Degrees in response to the changing educational demands of the region. The Associate Degrees will be based on clusters of subjects taken by candidates for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). This award will enable persons to select for study, subjects that will meet specific requirements for work and for further education. In taking the decision to award Associate Degrees, the Council recognizes the need for close collaboration among institutions in the region to provide articulated programmes of study. This articulation is necessary in order to facilitate the transfer of credits and to increase opportunity for more persons to obtain tertiary education through collaborative and cost-effective strategies. The Council will, therefore, work closely with institutions in the region to identify equivalencies in programmes so that persons with CXC Associate Degrees will be at an advantage when entering other degree programmes. The Council looks forward to collaborating with its partners in the implementation of its Associate Degree programme.

Professor The Honourable Kenneth Hall O.J. Chairman, Caribbean Examinations Council

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SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

Introduction The Caribbean Examinations Council will award Associate Degrees based on performance at Grades I to V in clusters of seven Units of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination. The clusters provide coherent programmes of study, typically over two years. The certification in Units for the Associate Degree may, however, be acquired over a maximum period of five years. The Associate Degree programme will begin in 2005 and it is anticipated that the first awards will be in 2006. In 2005, the Council will examine 44 Units which provide persons with a wide range of options.

Overall Objectives 

To offer a qualification based on successful completion of a coherent programme of postsecondary education that allows for the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the workplace, for continuing tertiary level education, and for effective local, regional and global citizenship.

To provide articulation with other degree and tertiary level programmes.

To enable persons to obtain Associate Degrees through flexible arrangements.

To indicate areas of focus for persons continuing education at the post-Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level.

Content Associate Degrees will be awarded in the following areas: Business Studies Computer Science Environmental Science

General Studies Humanities Mathematics

Modern Languages Natural Sciences Technical Studies

Details of the clusters for each Associate Degree are given in Section 2 and a brief description of each subject is given in Section 3. A detailed syllabus is also available from CXC for each subject. Subjects for CAPE are arranged as 1-Unit or 2-Unit courses. In the CAPE scheme, there are four 1-Unit core courses. Persons seeking to earn an Associate Degree must acquire the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes identified in two of these core courses, namely, Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies. Most of the other subjects are offered as 2-Unit courses. Within several of the areas listed above, persons may opt for breadth of study by taking a combination of single Units from the available 1-Unit and 2-Unit courses. Alternatively, persons may opt for greater depth by taking both Units of several 2-Unit courses. Each Unit consists of three Modules and requires approximately 150 hours of work; this includes contact time and time spent on projects and other assignments. Seven Units, selected in accordance with specifications, must be completed for the award of each Associate Degree. Candidates may however opt to take additional (extra) Units if they so desire. Each Unit can be certified separately. A single certificate is provided for each examination sitting. This arrangement will facilitate persons who wish to accumulate Units to satisfy the Associate Degree requirements within a five-year period. A separate Associate Degree certificate is provided when persons satisfy the criteria.


SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

Assessment The assessment scheme used for measuring, recording and reporting candidates’ performance in CXC Associate Degrees has been designed to reflect two main curriculum principles, namely, that assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning, and that assessment significantly influences the way persons respond to courses and how they plan and conduct their studies. The assessment for each Unit effectively spans the three Modules and so encourages persons preparing to write the examinations to adopt a consistent approach while studying. The time and resources specified for completing the courses facilitate persons’ engagement in activities across classrooms, laboratories, libraries and the work place. Internal and external assessments are required for each Unit. The internal assessment is designed to assist students in acquiring knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with the subject. Guidelines are provided in each syllabus for selecting appropriate tasks for internal assessment. This form of assessment provides opportunities for persons to individualize parts of the curriculum to meet their needs. This could contribute to the building of the self-confidence of persons as they proceed with their studies. Internal assessment, therefore, makes a significant and unique contribution to the development of relevant skills, and the assessing and rewarding of persons for the development of these skills. The internal assessment also provides valuable opportunity for reinforcement and application of generic skills, for example, skills of communication, analysis, synthesis and problem-solving. Examples of internal assessment are short assignments, portfolios, class tests, research, extended essays, projects, laboratory activities and the production of other creative pieces of work. For most Units, some of the marks awarded in the internal assessment component are for communicating information in a logical way using correct grammar. The external assessment usually comprises two written papers. Details on the assessment of each Unit are given in Section 4.

Quality Assurance The CAPE syllabuses are developed by subject panels comprising curriculum development, measurement and content specialists drawn from practising teachers, university lecturers and other professionals from across the region. Draft syllabuses prepared by these panels are widely circulated for comment from teachers and other resource persons before they are finalized and approved by the Council. Examinations for each subject are developed by an Examining Committee comprising a Chief Examiner and an Assistant Chief Examiner. Each Committee is guided by a CXC Measurement and Evaluation Officer. For each subject there is an external moderator who verifies the accuracy of content, and the quality and demands of the examination papers. The Examining Committee is responsible for quality control during the marking of scripts, and for grading the work of candidates in accordance with CXC policy guidelines. An independent Technical Advisory Committee oversees the grading processes and advises a Final Awards Committee on the award of grades. CXC has developed an extensive network of educators and resource persons across the region. Through this network, it is able to obtain feedback which informs timely modifications to ensure high standards and relevance of syllabuses and validity and reliability of examinations.

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SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

Credits and Grade Points Credits The 150 hours required for the completion of each Unit is equivalent to 10 credits. The cluster of seven Units is, therefore, equivalent to 70 credits which are within the requirements of 60-70 credits for an Associate Degree. This requirement is stipulated in the second edition of the ‘Procedures and Guidelines for the Regional Mechanism for Accreditation, Equivalency and Articulation’ (May 2000) compiled by the Tertiary Level Institutions Unit of the University of the West Indies and published by the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions (ACTI). The ACTI publication equates six CAPE Units to at least 60 credits in its Revised Qualification Framework.

Grade Points The grades awarded by CXC can be equated to Grade Points as shown in the table below.

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GRADE

POINTS

I

4.0

II

3.5

III

3.0

IV

2.5

V

2.0


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Associate Degree Requirements Business Studies (Seven Units must be completed for the award of the Associate Degree in Business Studies.) NO.

UNIT

1

Unit 1

SUBJECT Caribbean Studies

CODE CRS 1

Caribbean Society and Culture • Location and Definition of the Caribbean Region • Characteristics of Caribbean Society and Culture • Impact of Historical Processes • Impact of Societal Institutions on Caribbean People • Caribbean-Global Interactions

CRS 2

Issues in Caribbean Development • Concepts and Indicators of Development • Factors that Promote or Hinder Development • Globalisation and Development • The Integration Movement • Contributions of Sport

CRS 3

Investigating Human and Social Development in the Caribbean • Nature and Purpose of Research • Characteristics of Research Objectives • Methods and Instruments of Data Collection • Format of Presenting Data • Conclusion and Recommendation

CS 1

Gathering and Processing Information • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Levels of Comprehension • Study and Summary Skills • Current Issues: Evaluating Sources

CS 2

Language and Community • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Defining Language • Characteristics of Creole Languages • Language in Society • Technology, Culture and Communication

CS 3

Speaking and Writing • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Process of Communication • Forms of Communication • Contexts of Communication • Types of Speaking and Writing • Organizing Skills (oral and written)

(Compulsory)

2

Unit 1

Communication Studies

MAJOR TOPICS

(Compulsory)

4


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

SUBJECT

CODE

3

Unit 1

Management of Business

MB 1.1

Business and its Environment • Types of Business Activity • Business and Economic Systems • Caribbean Business Environment • Impact of Trade Liberalisation and Globalisation • Decision Making

MB 1.2

The Management of People • The Applications of the Functions of Management • Characteristics of the Formal Organisational Structure • Team Management and Conflict • Strategies for Managing Conflict • Human Resource Management

MB 1.3

• • • • • •

MB 2.1

Production and Operations Management • Major Decisions in Production • Factors Involved in Production • Strategies for Production Planning • The Dimensions of Quality • Total Quality Management (TQM)

MB 2.2

Fundamentals of Marketing • The Concept of Marketing • Roles of Marketing in Society • Marketing Management • Pricing Strategy • The Environment of Markets

MB 2.3

Small Business Management • The Nature and Characteristics of Entrepreneurship • Major Challenges Faced by Entrepreneurs • Skills Required for Small Business Management • Micro- and Macro-Environmental Factors which Affect Small Businesses • Agencies that Assist Small Businesses • Types of Assistance Offered to Small Businesses

AC 1.1

Accounting Theory, Recording and Control Systems • The Nature and Scope of Financial Accounting • Conceptual Framework of Accounting • Recording Financial Information • Accounting and Administrative Control Systems

AC 1.2

Preparation of Financial Statements • Forms of Business Organizations • Accounting for Changes in Ownership Structure • Income Statement Preparation • Balance Sheet Preparation

AC 1.3

Financial Reporting and Interpretation • Disclosure Requirements • Preparation of Cash-flow Statements • Ratio Analysis and its Limitations • Liquidation and Receivership

(Compulsory)

4

Unit 2

Management of Business

(Compulsory)

MAJOR TOPICS

Business Finance and Accounting Use of Accounting Information Accounting Procedures and Methods Financial Statements and Analysis Budgetary Accounting Major Accounting Concepts

At least two Units from Nos. 5 – 8 5

5

Unit 1

Accounting


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

6

Unit 2

7

8

Unit 1

Unit 2

SUBJECT Accounting

Economics

Economics

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

AC 2.1

Costing Principles • Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting • Accounting for Manufacturing Enterprises • Elements of Cost

AC 2.2

Costing Systems • Job Costing • Process Costing • Activity-Based Costing • Service Sector Costing • Marginal Costing and Absorption Costing

AC 2.3

Planning and Decision Making • Budgeting • Standard Costing • Short-term Decision Making • Long-term Decision Making

EC 1.1

Methodology of Economics and Demand and Supply Analysis • Central Problem of Economics • Tools of Economic Analysis • Theory of Consumer Demand • Theory of Supply

EC 1.2

Market Structure and Market Failure • Market Structure • Market Failure

EC 1.3

Distribution Theory and Application of Theoretical Developments • The Theory of Income Distribution • Decision Making with Incomplete Information

EC 2.1

Models of Macroeconomy • National Income • Basic Keynesian Models: The relationship between aggregate demand and income determination • Investment

EC 2.2

Macroeconomic Policy Analysis • Demand and Supply of Money • Monetary Policy • Fiscal Policy

EC 2.3

Growth, Development and International Economic Relations • Growth and Development • International Trade • Economic Integration • Balance of Payments • Exchange Rates • Globalisation

Recent

6


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

SUBJECT

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

No more than one Unit from Nos. 9 – 14 9

10

11

12

7

Unit 2

Unit 1

Unit 1

Unit 2

Law

Information Technology

Spanish

Spanish

LW 2.1

Tort • The Law of Tort • Areas of Uncertainty, Difficulty or Controversy • Specific Torts • Alternative Methods of Compensation

LW 2.2

Law of Contract • The Role and Function of Contract Law • Contractual Theories and Concepts • Legal Rules Governing Formation of Contracts • Mistake and the Role of Mistake • Legal Rules Relating to Remedies • Defences

LW 2.3

Real Property • Definition of the term ‘Real Property’ • Land Ownership Systems in the Caribbean • Interests in Land • Types of Tenure • Transfer of Interests • Remedies to Affirm Title

Commonwealth

IT 1.1

Information Systems • Information Processing • Automated Information Processing Systems • Telecommunications • Appropriateness of Information Technology Systems • Impact of Information Technology

IT 1.2

Information Processing and Presentation • Software • Productivity Tools • Problem Solving and Research

IT 1.3

Information and Communication Skills • Information • Information Sources • Information Technology Tools

SP 1.1

El individuo, la familia y la vida diaria

SP 1.2

La sociedad y los asuntos sociales

SP 1.3

El medio ambiente

SP 2.1

Las actualidades

SP 2.2

La industria, el comercio y los asuntos económicos

SP 2.3

La ciencia y la tecnología


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

13

Unit 1

14

Unit 2

SUBJECT French

French

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

FR 1.1

L’individu, la famille et la vie journalière

FR 1.2

La société et les affaires sociales

FR 1.3

L’environnement

FR 2.1

L’actualité

FR 2.2

L’industrie, le commerce et l’économie

FR 2.3

La science et la technologie

8


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Computer Science (Seven Units must be completed for the award of the Associate Degree in Computer Science.) NO.

UNIT

1

Unit 1

SUBJECT Caribbean Studies

CODE CRS 1

Caribbean Society and Culture • Location and Definition of the Caribbean Region • Characteristics of Caribbean Society and Culture • Impact of Historical Processes • Impact of Societal Institutions on Caribbean People • Caribbean-Global Interactions

CRS 2

Issues in Caribbean Development • Concepts and Indicators of Development • Factors that Promote or Hinder Development • Globalisation and Development • The Integration Movement • Contributions of Sport

CRS 3

Investigating Human and Social Development in the Caribbean • Nature and Purpose of Research • Characteristics of Research Objectives • Methods and Instruments of Data Collection • Format of Presenting Data • Conclusion and Recommendation

CS 1

Gathering and Processing Information • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Levels of Comprehension • Study and Summary Skills • Current Issues: Evaluating Sources

CS 2

Language and Community • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Defining Language • Characteristics of Creole Languages • Language in Society • Technology, Culture and Communication

CS 3

Speaking and Writing • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Process of Communication • Forms of Communication • Contexts of Communication • Types of Speaking and Writing • Organizing Skills (oral and written)

CSC 1.1

Components of Computer Systems • Components of a Computer System • System Software • Networks • Appropriateness of a Computer-Based System

CSC 1.2

Applications of Computers • Computer Applications • Role of Computers Within an Organization • Communication and Information Needs • Data Security • Implications of Computer Applications

CSC 1.3

Computer-Based Problem Solving • Problem Solving • Computer-Based Tools • Information Sources • Information

(Compulsory)

2

Unit 1

Communication Studies

(Compulsory)

3

Unit 1

Computer Science

(Compulsory)

9

MAJOR TOPICS


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

4

Unit 2

SUBJECT Computer Science

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

CSC 2.1

Software and Systems Development • Software Development • Analysis Phase: Activities, Tools and Techniques, and Deliverables • Design Phase: Activities, Tools and Techniques, and Deliverables

CSC 2.2

Programming Languages • Algorithms • Programming Languages • Structured Programming Concepts • Object-Oriented Paradigm • Procedural Paradigm

CSC 2.3

Program Development • Event Driven Programming • Abstract Data Types (ADTs) • Object-Oriented Approach • Programming Environment Tool • Program Implementation

(Compulsory)

At least two Units from Nos. 5 – 9 5

6

Unit 1

Unit 2

Pure Mathematics

Pure Mathematics

MA 1.1

Basic Algebra and Functions • The Real Number System – R • The Modules • Algebraic Operations • Functions • Indices and Surds

MA 1.2

Plane Geometry • Co-ordinate Geometry • Trigonometric Functions, Identities and Equations (all angles will be assumed to be in radians) • Complex Numbers • Vectors

MA 1.3

Calculus I • Limits • Differentiation I • Integration I

MA 2.1

Calculus II • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions • Differentiation II • Integration II

MA 2.2

Sequences, Series and Approximations • Sequences • Series • The Binomial Theorem for Positive Integral Index • Errors • Roots of Equations

MA 2.3

Counting, Matrices and Modelling • Counting • Matrices and Systems of Linear Equations • Mathematical Modelling

10


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

SUBJECT

7

Unit 1

Applied Mathematics

CODE AM 1.1 (Compulsory)

AM 1.2A (Optional)

AM 1.2B (Optional)

AM 1.3A (Optional)

AM 1.3B (Optional)

8

9

11

Unit 1

Unit 1

Statistical Analysis

Information Technology

MAJOR TOPICS Discrete Mathematics • Linear Programming • Graph Theory and Critical Path Analysis • Logic and Boolean Algebra Probability and Distributions • Probability • Discrete Random Variables • Continuous Random Variables Particle Mechanics • Coplanar Forces and Equilibrium • Kinematics and Dynamics • Projectiles • Work, Energy and Power Statistical Inference • Sampling Distribution and Confidence Intervals • Hypothesis Testing Rigid Bodies, Elasticity, Circular and Harmonic Motion • Equilibrium of a Rigid Body • Uniform Motion in a Circle • Hooke’s Law • Simple Harmonic Motion

SA 1.1

Collecting and Describing data • Sources of Data • Data Collection • Data Analysis

SA 1.2

Managing Uncertainty • Probability Theory • Random Variables • Binomial Distribution • Normal Distribution

SA 1.3

Analysing and Interpreting data • Sampling Distribution • Confidence Intervals • Hypothesis Testing • t-test • Chi-square test

IT 1.1

Information Systems • Information Processing • Automated Information Processing Systems • Telecommunications • Appropriateness of Information Technology Systems • Impact of Information Technology

IT 1.2

Information Processing and Presentation • Software • Productivity Tools • Problem Solving and Research

IT 1.3

Information and Communication Skills • Information • Information Sources • Information Technology Tools


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

SUBJECT

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

No more than one Unit from Nos. 10 – 13 10

11

12

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 1

Physics

Physics

Management of Business

PY 1.1

Mechanics • SI Units • Motion • Effects of Forces • Conservation of Energy

PY 1.2

Oscillation and Waves • Properties of Waves • Water Waves • Electromagnetic Waves • Sound Waves • Mechanical Waves

PY 1.3

Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Matter • Design and Use of Thermometers • Thermal Properties • Heat Transfer • The Kinetic Theory of Gases • First Law of Thermodynamics

PY 2.1

Electromagnetism • Electrostatic Phenomena • Electrical Quantities • Electrical Circuits • Electric Fields • Capacitors

PY 2.2

Electronics • The p-n Junction Diode • Alternating Currents • Transducers • Operational Amplifiers • Logic Gates

PY 2.3

Atomic and Nuclear Physics • Particulate Nature of Electromagnetic Radiation • Atomic Structure • The Mass-Energy Relationship • Radioactivity

MB 1.1

Business and its Environment • Types of Business Activity • Business and Economic Systems • Caribbean Business Environment • Impact of Trade Liberalisation and Globalisation • Decision Making

MB 1.2

The Management of People • The Applications of the Functions of Management • Characteristics of the Formal Organisational Structure • Team Management and Conflict • Strategies for Managing Conflict • Human Resource Management

MB 1.3

Business Finance and Accounting • Use of Accounting Information • Accounting Procedures and Methods • Financial Statements and Analysis • Budgetary Accounting • Major Accounting Concepts

12


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

SUBJECT

CODE

13

Unit 2

Management of Business

MB 2.1

Production and Operations Management • Major Decisions in Production • Factors Involved in Production • Strategies for Production Planning • The Dimensions of Quality • Total Quality Management (TQM)

MB 2.2

Fundamentals of Marketing • The Concept of Marketing • Roles of Marketing in Society • Marketing Management • Pricing Strategy • The Environment of Markets

MB 2.3

Small Business Management • The Nature and Characteristics of Entrepreneurship • Major Challenges Faced by Entrepreneurs • Skills Required for Small Business Management • Micro- and Macro-Environmental Factors which Affect Small Businesses • Agencies that Assist Small Businesses • Types of Assistance Offered to Small Businesses

13

MAJOR TOPICS


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Environmental Science (Seven Units must be completed for the award of the Associate Degree in Environmental Science.) NO.

UNIT

1

Unit 1

SUBJECT Caribbean Studies

CODE CRS 1

Caribbean Society and Culture • Location and Definition of the Caribbean Region • Characteristics of Caribbean Society and Culture • Impact of Historical Processes • Impact of Societal Institutions on Caribbean People • Caribbean-Global Interactions

CRS 2

Issues in Caribbean Development • Concepts and Indicators of Development • Factors that Promote or Hinder Development • Globalisation and Development • The Integration Movement • Contributions of Sport

CRS 3

Investigating Human and Social Development in the Caribbean • Nature and Purpose of Research • Characteristics of Research Objectives • Methods and Instruments of Data Collection • Format of Presenting Data • Conclusion and Recommendation

CS 1

Gathering and Processing Information • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Levels of Comprehension • Study and Summary Skills • Current Issues: Evaluating Sources

CS 2

Language and Community • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Defining Language • Characteristics of Creole Languages • Language in Society • Technology, Culture and Communication

CS 3

Speaking and Writing • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Process of Communication • Forms of Communication • Contexts of Communication • Types of Speaking and Writing • Organizing Skills (oral and written)

(Compulsory)

2

Unit 1

Communication Studies

MAJOR TOPICS

(Compulsory)

14


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

3

Unit 1

SUBJECT Environmental Science

CODE ES 1.1

Fundamental Ecological Principles • Ecological Terms and Concepts • The Structure of Ecosystems • Community Ecology • Ecosystem Stability and Diversity • Population Ecology • Human Interactions with Natural Ecosystems

ES 1.2

People and the Environment • Demographic Characteristics of Human Populations • Principal Impacts and Mitigation Measures • Temporal and Spatial Trends in Consumption Patterns • Factors Affecting Population Growth • Management, Conservation and Sustainable Development

ES 1.3

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources • Major Categories of Natural Resources in the Caribbean • Factors Affecting Natural Resource Use • Environmental Impacts of Natural Resource Use • Natural Resource Conservation • Measures and Tools for Conservation

ES 2.1

Sustainable Agriculture • Introduction to Agriculture • Roles of Agriculture • Technological, Economic and Socio-environmental issues related to Agricultural Systems • Environmentally Sustainable Practices in Agricultural Systems • Non-traditional Agricultural Systems

ES 2.2

Sustainable Energy Use • Forms of Energy • Primary Energy Sources • Factors Affecting Energy Use and Supply • Energy Conservation and Efficiency • Impacts of Energy Extraction, Transport and Use

ES 2.3

Pollution of the Environment • General Sources and Nature of Pollutants • General Causes of Pollution • Types of Pollution • General Mitigation Measures • Global Agreements and Conventions

(Compulsory)

4

Unit 2

Environmental Science

(Compulsory)

15

MAJOR TOPICS


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

SUBJECT

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

At least two Units from Nos. 5 - 9 5

6

7

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 1

Geography

Geography

Biology

GY 1.1

Population and Settlement • Population Distribution and Density • Population Structure • Population and Population Change • Migration • Location and Functions of Settlements • Urbanisation

GY 1.2

Hydrological, Fluvial, Coastal and Limestone Environments • Hydrology • Fluvial Processes and Landforms • Coastal Processes and Landforms • Processes and Landforms in Limestone Regions

GY 1.3

Natural Events and Hazards • Natural Events and Hazards • Flooding • Plate Tectonics • Plate Movements as Natural Events • Volcanoes and Earthquakes as Hazards • Response to Hazards

GY 2.1

Climate, Vegetation and Soils • Atmosphere and Weather Systems • Vegetation Types • Soil Formation and Soil Conservation

GY 2.2

Economic Activity • Agriculture • Industry • Tourism

GY 2.3

Development and Disparity in the Caribbean • The Concept of Regions in Regional Development Planning • The Role of History in the Spatial Development Process • Models of Development • Disparities in Caribbean Development • Regional Development Policies

BY 1.1

Cell and Molecular Biology • Aspects of Biochemistry • Cell Structure • Membrane Structure and Function • Enzymes

BY 1.2

Reproductive Biology • Structure and Roles of Nucleic Acids • Mitotic and Meiotic Cell Division • Reproduction in the Flowering Plant • Reproduction in Humans

BY 1.3

Genetics, Evolution and Principles of Classification • Patterns of Inheritance • Variation and Natural Selection • Principles of Classification • Biodiversity and its Conservation

16


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

8

Unit 2

9

Unit 1

SUBJECT Biology

Chemistry

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

BY 2.1

Bioenergetics • Cellular Energetics • Photosynthesis and Energy Production • Respiration and Energy Release • Ecological Systems • Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycling

BY 2.2

Systems Maintenance • The Uptake and Transport of Water and Minerals • Transport in the Phloem • The Circulatory System of Mammals • Homeostasis • The Kidney, Excretion and Osmoregulation

BY 2.3

Applications of Biology • Health and Disease  Social and Preventative Medicine  Aspects of Genetic Engineering

CH 1.1

Fundamentals in Chemistry • Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table • Forces of Attraction • The Mole Concept • Redox Reactions • Kinetic Theory

CH 1.2

The Chemistry of Carbon Compounds • Structure and Formulae • Reaction Mechanisms • Functional Group Analysis • Macromolecules • Carbon Compounds and Industry

CH 1.3

Analytical Methods and Separation Techniques • Uncertainty in Measurements • Titrimetric (Volumetric) Methods of Analysis • Gravimetric Methods of Analysis  Spectroscopic Methods of Analysis  Chromatographic Methods of Separation

No more than one Unit from Nos. 10-13 10

17

Unit 1

Pure Mathematics

MA 1.1

Basic Algebra and Functions • The Real Number System – R • The Modules • Algebraic Operations • Functions • Indices and Surds

MA 1.2

Plane Geometry • Co-ordinate Geometry • Trigonometric Functions, Identities and Equations (all angles will be assumed to be in radians) • Complex Numbers • Vectors

MA 1.3

Calculus I • Limits • Differentiation I • Integration I


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

11

Unit 1

12

13

Unit 1

Unit 2

SUBJECT Information Technology

Statistical Analysis

Chemistry

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

IT 1.1

Information Systems • Information Processing • Automated Information Processing Systems • Telecommunications • Appropriateness of Information Technology Systems • Impact of Information Technology

IT 1.2

Information Processing and Presentation • Software • Productivity Tools • Problem Solving and Research

IT 1.3

Information and Communication Skills • Information • Information Sources • Information Technology Tools

SA 1.1

Collecting and Describing Data • Sources of Data • Data Collection • Data Analysis

SA 1.2

Managing Uncertainty • Probability Theory • Random Variables • Binomial Distribution • Normal Distribution

SA 1.3

Analysing and Interpreting Data • Sampling Distribution • Confidence Intervals • Hypothesis Testing • t-test • Chi-square test

CH 2.1

Kinetics and Equilibria • Rates of Reactions • Principles of Chemical Equilibrium • Acid Base Equilibria • Solubility Product • Redox Equilibria

CH 2.2

Chemistry of the Elements • Period Sodium to Argon • Group II Elements • Group IV Elements • Group VII Elements • First Row Transition Elements

CH 2.3

Industry and the Environment • Industry

18


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

General Studies (Seven Units must be completed for the award of the Associate Degree in General Studies.) NO.

UNIT

1

Unit 1

SUBJECT Caribbean Studies

CODE CRS 1

Caribbean Society and Culture • Location and Definition of the Caribbean Region • Characteristics of Caribbean Society and Culture • Impact of Historical Processes • Impact of Societal Institutions on Caribbean People • Caribbean-Global Interactions

CRS 2

Issues in Caribbean Development • Concepts and Indicators of Development • Factors that Promote or Hinder Development • Globalisation and Development • The Integration Movement • Contributions of Sport

CRS 3

Investigating Human and Social Development in the Caribbean • Nature and Purpose of Research • Characteristics of Research Objectives • Methods and Instruments of Data Collection • Format of Presenting Data • Conclusion and Recommendation

CS 1

Gathering and Processing Information • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Levels of Comprehension • Study and Summary Skills • Current Issues: Evaluating Sources

CS 2

Language and Community • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Defining Language • Characteristics of Creole Languages • Language in Society • Technology, Culture and Communication

CS 3

Speaking and Writing • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Process of Communication • Forms of Communication • Contexts of Communication • Types of Speaking and Writing • Organizing Skills (oral and written)

(Compulsory)

2

Unit 1

Communication Studies

(Compulsory)

Any Other Five CAPE Units

19

MAJOR TOPICS


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Humanities (Seven Units must be completed for the award of the Associate Degree in Humanities.) NO.

UNIT

1

Unit 1

SUBJECT Caribbean Studies

CODE CRS 1

Caribbean Society and Culture • Location and Definition of the Caribbean Region • Characteristics of Caribbean Society and Culture • Impact of Historical Processes • Impact of Societal Institutions on Caribbean People • Caribbean-Global Interactions

CRS 2

Issues in Caribbean Development • Concepts and Indicators of Development • Factors that Promote or Hinder Development • Globalisation and Development • The Integration Movement • Contributions of Sport

CRS 3

Investigating Human and Social Development in the Caribbean • Nature and Purpose of Research • Characteristics of Research Objectives • Methods and Instruments of Data Collection • Format of Presenting Data • Conclusion and Recommendation

CS 1

Gathering and Processing Information • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Levels of Comprehension • Study and Summary Skills • Current Issues: Evaluating Sources

CS 2

Language and Community • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Defining Language • Characteristics of Creole Languages • Language in Society • Technology, Culture and Communication

CS 3

Speaking and Writing • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Process of Communication • Forms of Communication • Contexts of Communication • Types of Speaking and Writing • Organizing Skills (oral and written)

(Compulsory)

2

Unit 1

Communication Studies

MAJOR TOPICS

(Compulsory)

At least four Units from Nos. 3 – 10 3

Unit 1

History

HY 1.1

Indigenous Societies • Social, Economic and Political Activities • Atlantic Connections

HY 1.2

Slave Systems: Character and Dismantlement • Experiences and Strategies of Survival of Enslaved Peoples • Disintegration of Slave Systems

HY 1.3

Freedom in Action • Transformations in Caribbean Societies to 1900 • Nationalism and Nation Building

20


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

4

Unit 2

5

6

7

21

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 1

SUBJECT History

Literatures in English

Literatures in English

Sociology

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

HY 2.1

Atlantic World: Interactions • Atlantic Settlements to 1800 • Atlantic Revolutions and Independence Movements to 1800

HY 2.2

Atlantic Development: Identity and Industry • Industrial Revolutions and Colonialism • American Nationhood and Development

HY 2.3

International Relations: Conflict and Liberation • Global Conflict and Totalitarianism • Decolonisation and Liberation

LE 1.1

Drama • Shakespearean Drama • Non-Shakespearean Drama

LE 1.2

Poetry • One work of Poetry

LE 1.3

Prose Fiction • One work of Prose Fiction

LE 2.1

Drama • Shakespearean Drama • Non-Shakespearean Drama

LE 2.2

Poetry • One work of Poetry

LE 2.3

Prose Fiction • One work of Prose Fiction

SY 1.1

Sociology, Culture and Identity • The Sociological Perspective • Culture and Identity

SY 1.2

Social Institutions: Family, Religion, Education • Family • Religion • Education

SY 1.3

Social Stratification and Social Mobility • Concepts of Stratification in a Comparative Perspective • Theoretical Perspectives • Education, Equality and Social Mobility • Changing Patterns of Caribbean Stratification • Education and Gender


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

8

Unit 2

9

Unit 1

SUBJECT Sociology

Law

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

SY 2.1

Population Studies • Concepts and Quantitative Measures Used in Population Studies • Population Statistics from Developed and Developing Countries • Population Theories • Population Growth Rates in Selected Countries • Population Control Policies • Population and Development in the Caribbean

SY 2.2

Social Order, Social Control and Deviance • Concepts • Theoretical Perspectives on Deviance • Institutions of Social control • Social Distribution of Crime • Issues of Deviance

SY 2.3

Social Development and Poverty • Social Development • Theories of Development and Under-development • Issues in Caribbean Development • Poverty • Theoretical Perspectives on the Causes and Persistence of Poverty • Categories of the Poor • Contribution of Sociology to the Analysis of Poverty

LW 1.1

Caribbean Legal Systems • Concepts of the Phrase ‘Sources of Law’ • Classification of Law • The Legal Profession: training, discipline and role of lawyers • Legal Aid • The Ombudsman • Law Reform and Law Revision

LW 1.2

Principles of Public Law • One Commonwealth Caribbean Constitution – its characteristics (viewed historically), independence, entrenchment, fundamental rights protection • The Ultra Vires Doctrine • Judicial Review • Locus Standi

LW 1.3

Criminal Law • Criminal Liability • Offences against the Person • Sexual Offences • Offences against Property • Inchoate Offences • Defences • Sentencing

22


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

10

Unit 2

SUBJECT Law

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

LW 2.1

Tort • The Law of Tort • Areas of Uncertainty, Difficulty or Controversy • Specific Torts • Alternative Methods of Compensation

LW 2.2

Law of Contract • The Role and Function of Contract Law • Contractual Theories and Concepts • Legal Rules Governing Formation of Contracts • Mistake and the Role of Mistake • Legal Rules Relating to Remedies • Defences

LW 2.3

Real Property • Definition of the Term ‘Real Property’ • Land Ownership Systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean • Interests in Land • Types of Tenure • Transfer of Interests • Remedies to Affirm Title

No more than one Unit from Nos. 11 – 16 11

12

23

Unit 1

Unit 2

Geography

Geography

GY 1.1

Population and Settlement • Population Distribution and Density • Population Structure • Population and Population Change • Migration • Location and Functions of Settlements • Urbanisation

GY 1.2

Hydrological, Fluvial, Coastal and Limestone Environments • Hydrology • Fluvial Processes and Landforms • Coastal Processes and Landforms • Processes and Landforms in Limestone Regions

GY 1.3

Natural Events and Hazards • Natural Events and Hazards • Flooding • Plate Tectonics • Plate Movements as Natural Events • Volcanoes and Earthquakes as Hazards • Response to Hazards

GY 2.1

Climate, Vegetation and Soils • Atmosphere and Weather Systems • Vegetation Types • Soil Formation and Soil Conservation

GY 2.2

Economic Activity • Agriculture • Industry • Tourism

GY 2.3

Development and Disparity in the Caribbean • The Concept of Regions in Regional Development Planning • The Role of History in the Spatial Development Process • Models of Development • Disparities in Caribbean Development • Regional Development Policies


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

SUBJECT

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

13

Unit 1

Art and Design

AD 1.1

Cultural Studies • Art History with Specific Reference to the Caribbean • Caribbean Heritage • Critical Studies - comprising methodologies of art, criticism, aesthetic theories and contemporary aesthetic issues

AD 1.2

Two-Dimensional Art and Design • Media, Materials and Methods • Elements and Principles • Exploration of Materials. Media and Techniques • The Artistic and Historical Origins of Media and Techniques

AD 1.3

Three-Dimensional Art and Design • Media, Materials and Methods • Elements and Principles • Exploration of Materials, Media and Techniques • The Artistic and Historical Origins of Media and Techniques

AD 2.1

Design • Media, Materials and Methods • Fundamental Elements and Principles of Design • Exploration of Appropriate Techniques • Artistic and Historical Use of Media and Techniques

AD 2.2

Applied Arts • Ceramics • Printmaking • Textiles

AD 2.3

Creative Projects • Media, Materials and Methods • Fundamental Elements and Principles of Design • Exploration of Techniques • Artistic and Historical Origins of Creative Media Projects and Perspectives

FR 1.1

L’individu, la famille et la vie journalière

FR 1.2

La société et les affaires sociales

FR 1.3

L’environnement

SP 1.1

El individuo, la familia y la vida diaria

SP 1.2

La sociedad y los asuntos sociales

SP 1.3

El medio ambiente

14

15

16

Unit 2

Unit 1

Unit 1

Art and Design

French

Spanish

24


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Mathematics (Seven Units must be completed for the award of the Associate Degree in Mathematics.) NO.

UNIT

1

Unit 1

SUBJECT Caribbean Studies

CODE CRS 1

Caribbean Society and Culture • Location and Definition of the Caribbean Region • Characteristics of Caribbean Society and Culture • Impact of Historical Processes • Impact of Societal Institutions on Caribbean People • Caribbean-Global Interactions

CRS 2

Issues in Caribbean Development • Concepts and Indicators of Development • Factors that Promote or Hinder Development • Globalisation and Development • The Integration Movement • Contributions of Sport

CRS 3

Investigating Human and Social Development in the Caribbean • Nature and Purpose of Research • Characteristics of Research Objectives • Methods and Instruments of Data Collection • Format of Presenting Data • Conclusion and Recommendation

CS 1

Gathering and Processing Information • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Levels of Comprehension • Study and Summary Skills • Current Issues: Evaluating Sources

CS 2

Language and Community • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Defining Language • Characteristics of Creole Languages • Language in Society • Technology, Culture and Communication

CS 3

Speaking and Writing

(Compulsory)

2

Unit 1

Communication Studies

MAJOR TOPICS

(Compulsory)

• • • • • • 3

Unit 1

Pure Mathematics

MA 1.1

Basic Algebra and Functions • The Real Number System – R • The Modules • Algebraic Operations • Functions • Indices and Surds

MA 1.2

Plane Geometry • Co-ordinate Geometry • Trigonometric Functions, Identities and Equations (all angles will be assumed to be in radians) • Complex Numbers • Vectors

MA 1.3

Calculus I • Limits • Differentiation I • Integration I

(Compulsory)

25

Structural Competence (oral and written) Process of Communication Forms of Communication Contexts of Communication Types of Speaking and Writing Organizing Skills (oral and written)


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

4

Unit 2

SUBJECT Pure Mathematics

CODE MA 2.1

Calculus II • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions • Differentiation II • Integration II

MA 2.2

Sequences, Series and Approximations • Sequences • Series • The Binomial Theorem for Positive Integral Index • Errors • Roots of Equations

MA 2.3

Counting, Matrices and Modelling • Counting • Matrices and Systems of Linear Equations • Mathematical Modelling

Applied Mathematics

AM 1.1

(Compulsory)

(Compulsory)

Discrete Mathematics • Linear Programming • Graph Theory and Critical Path Analysis • Logic and Boolean Algebra

(Compulsory)

5

Unit 1

AM 1.2A (Optional)

AM 1.2B (Optional)

AM 1.3A (Optional)

AM 1.3B (Optional)

6

Unit 1

MAJOR TOPICS

Statistical Analysis

Probability and Distributions • Probability • Discrete Random Variables • Continuous Random Variables Particle Mechanics • Coplanar Forces and Equilibrium • Kinematics and Dynamics • Projectiles • Work, Energy and Power Statistical Inference • Sampling Distribution and Confidence Intervals • Hypothesis Testing Rigid Bodies, Elasticity, Circular and Harmonic Motion • Equilibrium of a Rigid Body • Uniform Motion in a Circle • Hooke’s Law • Simple Harmonic Motion

SA 1.1

Collecting and Describing data • Sources of Data • Data Collection • Data Analysis

SA 1.2

Managing Uncertainty • Probability Theory • Random Variables • Binomial Distribution • Normal Distribution

SA 1.3

Analysing and Interpreting data • Sampling Distribution • Confidence Intervals • Hypothesis Testing • t-test • Chi-square test

(Compulsory)

26


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

SUBJECT

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

No more than one Unit from Nos. 7 - 13 7

8

9

27

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 1

Physics

Physics

Computer Science

PY 1.1

Mechanics • SI Units • Motion • Effects of Forces • Conservation of Energy

PY 1.2

Oscillation and Waves • Properties of Waves • Water Waves • Electromagnetic Waves • Sound Waves • Mechanical Waves

PY 1.3

Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Matter • Design and Use of Thermometers • Thermal Properties • Heat Transfer • The Kinetic Theory of Gases • First Law of Thermodynamics

PY 2.1

Electromagnetism • Electrostatic Phenomena • Electrical Quantities • Electrical Circuits • Electric Fields • Capacitors

PY 2.2

Electronics • The p-n Junction Diode • Alternating Currents • Transducers • Operational Amplifiers • Logic Gates

PY 2.3

Atomic and Nuclear Physics • Particulate Nature of Electromagnetic Radiation • Atomic Structure • The Mass-Energy Relationship • Radioactivity

CSC 1.1

Components of Computer Systems • Components of a Computer System • System Software • Networks • Appropriateness of a Computer-Based System

CSC 1.2

Applications of Computers • Computer Applications • Role of Computers Within an Organization • Communication and Information Needs • Data Security • Implications of Computer Applications

CSC 1.3

Computer-Based Problem Solving • Problem Solving • Computer-Based Tools • Information Sources • Information


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

10

Unit 2

11

12

Unit 1

Unit 1

SUBJECT Computer Science

Information Technology

Chemistry

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

CSC 2.1

Software and Systems Development • Software Development • Analysis Phase: Activities, Tools and Techniques, and Deliverables • Design Phase: Activities, Tools and Techniques, and Deliverables

CSC 2.2

Programming Languages • Algorithms • Programming Languages • Structured Programming Concepts • Object-Oriented Paradigm • Procedural Paradigm

CSC 2.3

Program Development • Event Driven Programming • Abstract Data Types (ADTs) • Object-Oriented Approach • Programming Environment Tool • Program Implementation

IT 1.1

Information Systems • Information Processing • Automated Information Processing Systems • Telecommunications • Appropriateness of Information Technology Systems • Impact of Information Technology

IT 1.2

Information Processing and Presentation • Software • Productivity Tools • Problem Solving and Research

IT 1.3

Information and Communication Skills • Information • Information Sources • Information Technology Tools

CH 1.1

Fundamentals in Chemistry • Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table • Forces of Attraction • The Mole Concept • Redox Reactions • Kinetic Theory

CH 1.2

The Chemistry of Carbon Compounds • Structure and Formulae • Reaction Mechanisms • Functional Group Analysis • Macromolecules • Carbon Compounds and Industry

CH 1.3

Analytical Methods and Separation Techniques • Uncertainty in Measurements • Titrimetric (Volumetric) Methods of Analysis • Gravimetric Methods of Analysis • Spectroscopic Methods of Analysis • Chromatographic Methods of Separation

28


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

13

Unit 2

29

SUBJECT Chemistry

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

CH 2.1

Kinetics and Equilibria • Rates of Reactions • Principles of Chemical Equilibrium • Acid Base Equilibria • Solubility Product • Redox Equilibria

CH 2.2

Chemistry of the Elements • Period Sodium to Argon • Group II Elements • Group IV Elements • Group VII Elements • First Row Transition Elements

CH 2.3

Industry and the Environment • Industry


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Modern Languages (Seven Units must be completed for the award of the Associate Degree in Modern Languages.) NO.

UNIT

1

Unit 1

SUBJECT Caribbean Studies

CODE CRS 1

Caribbean Society and Culture • Location and Definition of the Caribbean Region • Characteristics of Caribbean Society and Culture • Impact of Historical Processes • Impact of Societal Institutions on Caribbean People • Caribbean-Global Interactions

CRS 2

Issues in Caribbean Development • Concepts and Indicators of Development • Factors that Promote or Hinder Development • Globalisation and Development • The Integration Movement • Contributions of Sport

CRS 3

Investigating Human and Social Development in the Caribbean • Nature and Purpose of Research • Characteristics of Research Objectives • Methods and Instruments of Data Collection • Format of Presenting Data • Conclusion and Recommendation

CS 1

Gathering and Processing Information • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Levels of Comprehension • Study and Summary Skills • Current Issues: Evaluating Sources

CS 2

Language and Community • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Defining Language • Characteristics of Creole Languages • Language in Society • Technology, Culture and Communication

CS 3

Speaking and Writing • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Process of Communication • Forms of Communication • Contexts of Communication • Types of Speaking and Writing • Organizing Skills (oral and written)

SP 1.1

El individuo, la familia y la vida diaria

SP 1.2

La sociedad y los asuntos sociales

SP 1.3

El medio ambiente

(Compulsory)

2

Unit 1

Communication Studies

(Compulsory)

3

Unit 1

Spanish

MAJOR TOPICS

(Compulsory)

30


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

4

Unit 2

SUBJECT Spanish

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

SP 2.1

Las actualidades

SP 2.2

La industria, el comercio y los asuntos económicos

SP 2.3

La ciencia y la tecnología

FR 1.1

L’individu, la famille et la vie journalière

FR 1.2

La société et les affaires sociales

FR 1.3

L’environnement

FR 2.1

L’actualité

FR 2.2

L’industrie, le commerce et l’économie

FR 2.3

La science et la technologie

(Compulsory)

5

Unit 1

French

(Compulsory)

6

Unit 2

French

(Compulsory)

No more than one Unit from Nos. 7 – 13 7

8

9

31

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 1

Literatures in English

Literatures in English

Sociology

LE 1.1

Drama • Shakespearean Drama • Non-Shakespearean Drama

LE 1.2

Poetry  One work of Poetry

LE 1.3

Prose Fiction • One work of Prose Fiction

LE 2.1

Drama • Shakespearean Drama • Non-Shakespearean Drama

LE 2.2

Poetry • One work of Poetry

LE 2.3

Prose Fiction • One work of Prose Fiction

SY 1.1

Sociology, Culture and Identity • The Sociological Perspective • Culture and Identity

SY 1.2

Social Institutions: Family, Religion, Education • Family • Religion • Education

SY 1.3

Social Stratification and Social Mobility • Concepts of Stratification in a Comparative Perspective • Theoretical Perspectives • Education, Equality and Social Mobility • Changing Patterns of Caribbean Stratification • Education and Gender


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

SUBJECT

CODE

10

Unit 1

Management of Business

MB 1.1

Business and its Environment • Types of Business Activity • Business and Economic Systems • Caribbean Business Environment • Impact of Trade Liberalisation and Globalisation • Decision Making

MB 1.2

The Management of People • The Applications of the Functions of Management • Characteristics of the Formal Organisational Structure • Team Management and Conflict • Strategies for Managing Conflict • Human Resource Management

MB 1.3

Business Finance and Accounting • Use of Accounting Information • Accounting Procedures and Methods • Financial Statements and Analysis • Budgetary Accounting • Major Accounting Concepts

MB 2.1

Production and Operations Management • Major Decisions in Production • Factors Involved in Production • Strategies for Production Planning • The Dimensions of Quality • Total Quality Management (TQM)

MB 2.2

Fundamentals of Marketing • The Concept of Marketing • Roles of Marketing in Society • Marketing Management • Pricing Strategy • The Environment of Markets

MB 2.3

Small Business Management • The Nature and Characteristics of Entrepreneurship • Major Challenges Faced by Entrepreneurs • Skills Required for Small Business Management • Micro- and Macro-Environmental Factors which Affect Small Businesses • Agencies that Assist Small Businesses • Types of Assistance Offered to Small Businesses

HY 1.1

Indigenous Societies • Social, Economic and Political Activities • Atlantic Connections

HY 1.2

Slave Systems: Character and Dismantlement • Experiences and Strategies of Survival of Enslaved Peoples • Disintegration of Slave Systems

HY 1.3

Freedom in Action • Transformations in Caribbean Societies to 1900 • Nationalism and Nation Building

11

12

Unit 2

Unit 1

Management of Business

History

MAJOR TOPICS

32


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

13

Unit 2

33

SUBJECT History

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

HY 2.1

Atlantic World: Interactions • Atlantic Settlements to 1800 • Atlantic Revolutions and Independence Movements to 1800

HY 2.2

Atlantic Development: Identity and Industry • Industrial Revolutions and Colonialism • American Nationhood and Development

HY 2.3

International Relations: Conflict and Liberation • Global Conflict and Totalitarianism • Decolonisation and Liberation


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Natural Sciences (Seven Units must be completed for the award of the Associate Degree in Natural Sciences.) NO.

UNIT

1

Unit 1

SUBJECT Caribbean Studies

CODE CRS 1

Caribbean Society and Culture • Location and Definition of the Caribbean Region • Characteristics of Caribbean Society and Culture • Impact of Historical Processes • Impact of Societal Institutions on Caribbean People • Caribbean-Global Interactions

CRS 2

Issues in Caribbean Development • Concepts and Indicators of Development • Factors that Promote or Hinder Development • Globalisation and Development • The Integration Movement • Contributions of Sport

CRS 3

Investigating Human and Social Development in the Caribbean • Nature and Purpose of Research • Characteristics of Research Objectives • Methods and Instruments of Data Collection • Format of Presenting Data • Conclusion and Recommendation

CS 1

Gathering and Processing Information • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Levels of Comprehension • Study and Summary Skills • Current Issues: Evaluating Sources

CS 2

Language and Community • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Defining Language • Characteristics of Creole Languages • Language in Society • Technology, Culture and Communication

CS 3

Speaking and Writing • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Process of Communication • Forms of Communication • Contexts of Communication • Types of Speaking and Writing • Organizing Skills (oral and written)

(Compulsory)

2

Unit 1

Communication Studies

MAJOR TOPICS

(Compulsory)

34


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

SUBJECT

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

At least four Units from Nos. 3 – 8 3

4

5

35

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 1

Physics

Physics

Chemistry

PY 1.1

Mechanics • SI Units • Motion • Effects of Forces • Conservation of Energy

PY 1.2

Oscillation and Waves • Properties of Waves • Water Waves • Electromagnetic Waves • Sound Waves • Mechanical Waves

PY 1.3

Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Matter • Design and Use of Thermometers • Thermal Properties • Heat Transfer • The Kinetic Theory of Gases • First Law of Thermodynamics

PY 2.1

Electromagnetism • Electrostatic Phenomena • Electrical Quantities • Electrical Circuits • Electric Fields • Capacitors

PY 2.2

Electronics • The p-n Junction Diode • Alternating Currents • Transducers • Operational Amplifiers • Logic Gates

PY 2.3

Atomic and Nuclear Physics • Particulate Nature of Electromagnetic Radiation • Atomic Structure • The Mass-Energy Relationship • Radioactivity

CH 1.1

Fundamentals in Chemistry • Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table • Forces of Attraction • The Mole Concept • Redox Reactions • Kinetic Theory

CH 1.2

The Chemistry of Carbon Compounds • Structure and Formulae • Reaction Mechanisms • Functional Group Analysis • Macromolecules • Carbon Compounds and Industry

CH 1.3

Analytical Methods and Separation Techniques • Uncertainty in Measurements • Titrimetric (Volumetric) Methods of Analysis • Gravimetric Methods of Analysis • Spectroscopic Methods of Analysis • Chromatographic Methods of Separation


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

6

Unit 2

7

8

Unit 1

Unit 2

SUBJECT Chemistry

Biology

Biology

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

CH 2.1

Kinetics and Equilibria • Rates of Reactions • Principles of Chemical Equilibrium • Acid Base Equilibria • Solubility Product • Redox Equilibria

CH 2.2

Chemistry of the Elements • Period Sodium to Argon • Group II Elements • Group IV Elements • Group VII Elements • First Row Transition Elements

CH 2.3

Industry and the Environment • Industry

BY 1.1

Cell and Molecular Biology • Aspects of Biochemistry • Cell Structure • Membrane Structure and Function • Enzymes

BY 1.2

Reproductive Biology • Structure and Roles of Nucleic Acids • Mitotic and Meiotic Cell Division • Reproduction in the Flowering Plant • Reproduction in Humans

BY 1.3

Genetics, Evolution and Principles of Classification • Patterns of Inheritance • Variation and Natural Selection • Principles of Classification • Biodiversity and its Conservation

BY 2.1

Bioenergetics • Cellular Energetics • Photosynthesis and Energy Production • Respiration and Energy Release • Ecological Systems • Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycling

BY 2.2

Systems Maintenance • The Uptake and Transport of Water and Minerals • Transport in the Phloem • The Circulatory System of Mammals • Homeostasis • The Kidney, Excretion and Osmoregulation

BY 2.3

Applications of Biology • Health and Disease • Social and Preventative Medicine • Aspects of Genetic Engineering • Bioenergetics

36


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

SUBJECT

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

No more than one Unit from Nos. 9 - 12 9

10

11

37

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 1

Pure Mathematics

Pure Mathematics

Computer Science

MA 1.1

Basic Algebra and Functions • The Real Number System – R • The Modules • Algebraic Operations • Functions • Indices and Surds

MA 1.2

Plane Geometry • Co-ordinate Geometry • Trigonometric Functions, Identities and Equations (all angles will be assumed to be in radians) • Complex Numbers • Vectors

MA 1.3

Calculus I • Limits • Differentiation I • Integration I

MA 2.1

Calculus II • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions • Differentiation II • Integration II

MA 2.2

Sequences, Series and Approximations • Sequences • Series • The Binomial Theorem for Positive Integral Index • Errors • Roots of Equations

MA 2.3

Counting, Matrices and Modelling • Counting • Matrices and Systems of Linear Equations • Mathematical Modelling

CSC 1.1

Components of Computer Systems • Components of a Computer System • System Software • Networks • Appropriateness of a Computer-Based System

CSC 1.2

Applications of Computers • Computer Applications • Role of Computers Within an Organization • Communication and Information Needs • Data Security • Implications of Computer Applications

CSC 1.3

Computer-Based Problem Solving • Problem Solving • Computer-Based Tools • Information Sources • Information


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

12

Unit 2

SUBJECT Computer Science

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

CSC 2.1

Software and Systems Development • Software Development • Analysis Phase: Activities, Tools and Techniques, and Deliverables • Design Phase: Activities, Tools and Techniques, and Deliverables

CSC 2.2

Programming Languages • Algorithms • Programming Languages • Structured Programming Concepts • Object-Oriented Paradigm • Procedural Paradigm

CSC 2.3

Program Development • Event Driven Programming • Abstract Data Types (ADTs) • Object-Oriented Approach • Programming Environment Tool • Program Implementation

38


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Technical Studies (Seven Units must be completed for the award of the Associate Degree in Technical Studies.) NO.

UNIT

1

Unit 1

SUBJECT Caribbean Studies

CODE CRS 1

Caribbean Society and Culture • Location and Definition of the Caribbean Region • Characteristics of Caribbean Society and Culture • Impact of Historical Processes • Impact of Societal Institutions on Caribbean People • Caribbean-Global Interactions

CRS 2

Issues in Caribbean Development • Concepts and Indicators of Development • Factors that Promote or Hinder Development • Globalisation and Development • The Integration Movement • Contributions of Sport

CRS 3

Investigating Human and Social Development in the Caribbean • Nature and Purpose of Research • Characteristics of Research Objectives • Methods and Instruments of Data Collection • Format of Presenting Data • Conclusion and Recommendation

CS 1

Gathering and Processing Information • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Levels of Comprehension • Study and Summary Skills • Current Issues: Evaluating Sources

CS 2

Language and Community • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Defining Language • Characteristics of Creole Languages • Language in Society • Technology, Culture and Communication

CS 3

Speaking and Writing • Structural Competence (oral and written) • Process of Communication • Forms of Communication • Contexts of Communication • Types of Speaking and Writing • Organizing Skills (oral and written)

(Compulsory)

2

Unit 1

Communication Studies

(Compulsory)

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SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

SUBJECT

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

At least two Units from Nos. 3 – 10 3

4

5

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 1

Geometrical and Mechanical Engineering Drawing

Geometrical and Mechanical Engineering Drawing

Electrical and Electronic Technology

GME 1.1

Plane Geometry • Conic Sections and Loci • Centroids • Cams • Computer-Aided Drawing

GME 1.2

Solid Geometry • Pictorial Projections • Orthographic Projections • Intersection of Solids • Surface Development • Computer-Aided Drawing

GME 1.3

Engineering Drawing • Assembly Drawing • Working Drawings • Detailed Drawing • Free-Hand Sketching • Design

GME 2.1

Mechanics of Machines • System of Forces by Graphical Methods • Gears • Computer-Aided Drawing

GME 2.2

Engineering Materials and Processes • Manufacturing Processes • Materials • Bearings and Seals • Lubrication • Computer-Aided Drawing

GME 2.3

Engineering Design Elements • Transmission of Motion and Power • Design Details • Design Principles • Design Process • Computer-Aided Drawing

EEC 1.1

DC • • •

EEC 1.2

Analogue Electronics and Communications • Semi-conductor Diodes • Bipolar Junction Transistor • Operational Amplifiers • Electromagnetic (EM) Waves • Modulation

EEC 1.3

Introduction to Power Systems • Electromagnetism • DC Rotating Equipment • Introduction to Power Supply Protection • Introduction to SCADA Systems

Circuit Theory DC Theory Electrostatics Inductance

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NO.

UNIT

6

Unit 2

7

8

41

Unit 1

Unit 2

SUBJECT Electrical and Electronic Technology

Art and Design

Art and Design

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

EEC 2.1

AC • • •

Circuit Theory AC Theory Impedance and Reactance Filters

EEC 2.2

Digital Electronics and Data Communications • Electronic Switches • Combinational Logic • Sequential Logic • Memory Circuits and Converters • Data Communications

EEC 2.3

Introduction to AC Machines • Transformers • Synchronous Rotating Generators • Induction Motor

AD 1.1

Cultural Studies • Art History with Specific Reference to the Caribbean • Caribbean Heritage • Critical Studies - comprising methodologies of art, criticism, aesthetic theories and contemporary aesthetic issues

AD 1.2

Two-Dimensional Art and Design • Media, Materials and Methods • Elements and Principles • Exploration of Materials. Media and Techniques • The Artistic and Historical Origins of Media and Techniques

AD 1.3

Three-Dimensional Art and Design • Media, Materials and Methods • Elements and Principles • Exploration of Materials, Media and Techniques • The Artistic and Historical Origins of Media and Techniques

AD 2.1

Design • Media, Materials and Methods • Fundamental Elements and Principles of Design • Exploration of Appropriate Techniques • Artistic and Historical Use of Media and Techniques

AD 2.2

Applied Arts • Ceramics • Printmaking • Textiles

AD 2.3

Creative Projects • Media, Materials and Methods • Fundamental Elements and Principles of Design • Exploration of Techniques • Artistic and Historical Origins of Creative Media Projects and Perspectives


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

9

Unit 1

10

Unit 2

SUBJECT Food and Nutrition

Food and Nutrition

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

FN 1.1

Principles of Nutrition and Health • Eating Behaviour • Dietary Guides and Nutrition Standards • Food and Nutrient Requirements • Nutritional Status of Children • Nutrition-Related Disorders

FN 1.2

Food Selection and Meal Planning • Meal Plans and Meal Patterns • Food Guide Systems Available for Meal Planning • Chemically and Genetically Engineered Foods • Meal Planning • Storage and Handling of Food

FN 1.3

Food Preparation and Service: Principles and Methods • Kitchen Planning • Scientific Principles Underlying Food Preparation • Methods • Food Preparation • Basic Food Service • Recipe Modification and Conversion

FN 2.1

Caribbean Food ways and Food systems • Factors Influencing Food Choices and Practices • Indigenous Caribbean Foods and Dishes • Food Systems in the Caribbean • Food Hygiene Sanitation • Factors to be Considered before, during and after Disasters

FN 2.2

Food Science and Technology • Constituents of Food • Food Additives • Food Processing and Preservation • Food and Nutrition Labelling • Food Merchandising

FN 2.3

Food Preparation and Service: Large Quantity and Commercial • Meal Planning • Menu Planning • Costing: Budgeting and Control • Portion Control in Preparation and Serving Food in Large Quantity • Safety and sanitation in Quantity Food Preparation and Service • Preparing, Cooking and Serving Various Dishes and Meals

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SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

SUBJECT

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

No more than three Units from Nos. 11 – 26 11

12

13

43

Unit 1

Unit 1

Unit 2

Information Technology

Computer Science

Computer Science

IT 1.1

Information Systems • Information Processing • Automated Information Processing Systems • Telecommunications • Appropriateness of Information Technology Systems • Impact of Information Technology

IT 1.2

Information Processing and Presentation • Software • Productivity Tools • Problem Solving and Research

IT 1.3

Information and Communication Skills • Information • Information Sources • Information Technology Tools

CSC 1.1

Components of Computer Systems • Components of a Computer System • System Software • Networks • Appropriateness of a Computer-Based System

CSC 1.2

Applications of Computers • Computer Applications • Role of Computers Within an Organization • Communication and Information Needs • Data Security • Implications of Computer Applications

CSC 1.3

Computer-Based Problem Solving • Problem Solving • Computer-Based Tools • Information Sources • Information

CSC 2.1

Software and Systems Development • Software Development • Analysis Phase: Activities, Tools and Techniques, and Deliverables • Design Phase: Activities, Tools and Techniques, and Deliverables

CSC 2.2

Programming Languages • Algorithms • Programming Languages • Structured Programming Concepts • Object-Oriented Paradigm • Procedural Paradigm

CSC 2.3

Program Development • Event Driven Programming • Abstract Data Types (ADTs) • Object-Oriented Approach • Programming Environment Tool • Program Implementation


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

14

Unit 1

15

16

Unit 2

Unit 1

SUBJECT Physics

Physics

Biology

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

PY 1.1

Mechanics • SI Units • Motion • Effects of Forces • Conservation of Energy

PY 1.2

Oscillation and Waves • Properties of Waves • Water Waves • Electromagnetic Waves • Sound Waves • Mechanical Waves

PY 1.3

Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Matter • Design and Use of Thermometers • Thermal Properties • Heat Transfer • The Kinetic Theory of Gases • First Law of Thermodynamics

PY 2.1

Electromagnetism • Electrostatic Phenomena • Electrical Quantities • Electrical Circuits • Electric Fields • Capacitors

PY 2.2

Electronics • The p-n Junction Diode • Alternating Currents • Transducers • Operational Amplifiers • Logic Gates

PY 2.3

Atomic and Nuclear Physics • Particulate Nature of Electromagnetic Radiation • Atomic Structure • The Mass-Energy Relationship • Radioactivity

BY 1.1

Cell and Molecular Biology • Aspects of Biochemistry • Cell Structure • Membrane Structure and Function • Enzymes

BY 1.2

Reproductive Biology • Structure and Roles of Nucleic Acids • Mitotic and Meiotic Cell Division • Reproduction in the Flowering Plant • Reproduction in Humans

BY 1.3

Genetics, Evolution and Principles of Classification • Patterns of Inheritance • Variation and Natural Selection • Principles of Classification • Biodiversity and its Conservation

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SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

17

Unit 2

18

19

45

Unit 1

Unit 2

SUBJECT Biology

Chemistry

Chemistry

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

PY 2.1

Bioenergetics • Cellular Energetics • Photosynthesis and Energy Production • Respiration and Energy Release • Ecological Systems • Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycling

BY 2.2

Systems Maintenance • The Uptake and Transport of Water and Minerals • Transport in the Phloem • The Circulatory System of Mammals • Homeostasis • The Kidney, Excretion and Osmoregulation

BY 2.3

Applications of Biology • Health and Disease • Social and Preventative Medicine • Aspects of Genetic Engineering • Bioenergetics

CH 1.1

Fundamentals in Chemistry • Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table • Forces of Attraction • The Mole Concept • Redox Reactions • Kinetic Theory

CH 1.2

The Chemistry of Carbon Compounds • Structure and Formulae • Reaction Mechanisms • Functional Group Analysis • Macromolecules • Carbon Compounds and Industry

CH 1.3

Analytical Methods and Separation Techniques • Uncertainty in Measurements • Titrimetric (Volumetric) Methods of Analysis • Gravimetric Methods of Analysis • Spectroscopic Methods of Analysis • Chromatographic Methods of Separation

CH 2.1

Kinetics and Equilibria • Rates of Reactions • Principles of Chemical Equilibrium • Acid Base Equilibria • Solubility Product • Redox Equilibria

CH 2.2

Chemistry of the Elements • Period Sodium to Argon • Group II Elements • Group IV Elements • Group VII Elements • First Row Transition Elements

CH 2.3

Industry and the Environment • Industry


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

20

Unit 1

21

22

Unit 2

Unit 1

SUBJECT Pure Mathematics

Pure Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

MA 1.1

Basic Algebra and Functions • The Real Number System – R • The Modules • Algebraic Operations • Functions • Indices and Surds

MA 1.2

Plane Geometry • Co-ordinate Geometry • Trigonometric Functions, Identities and Equations (all angles will be assumed to be in radians) • Complex Numbers • Vectors

MA 1.3

Calculus I • Limits • Differentiation I • Integration I

MA 2.1

Calculus II • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions • Differentiation II • Integration II

MA 2.2

Sequences, Series and Approximations • Sequences • Series • The Binomial Theorem for Positive Integral Index • Errors • Roots of Equations

MA 2.3

Counting, Matrices and Modelling • Counting • Matrices and Systems of Linear Equations • Mathematical Modelling

AM 1.1

Discrete Mathematics • Linear Programming • Graph Theory and Critical Path Analysis • Logic and Boolean Algebra

(Compulsory)

AM 1.2A (Optional)

AM 1.2B (Optional)

AM 1.3A (Optional)

AM 1.3B (Optional)

Probability and Distributions • Probability • Discrete Random Variables • Continuous Random Variables Particle Mechanics • Coplanar Forces and Equilibrium • Kinematics and Dynamics • Projectiles • Work, Energy and Power Statistical Inference • Sampling Distribution and Confidence Intervals • Hypothesis Testing Rigid Bodies, Elasticity, Circular and Harmonic Motion • Equilibrium of a Rigid Body • Uniform Motion in a Circle • Hooke’s Law • Simple Harmonic Motion

46


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

23

Unit 1

24

25

47

Unit 1

Unit 2

SUBJECT Statistical Analysis

Management of Business

Management of Business

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

SA 1.1

Collecting and Describing data • Sources of Data • Data Collection • Data Analysis

SA 1.2

Managing Uncertainty • Probability Theory • Random Variables • Binomial Distribution • Normal Distribution

SA 1.3

Analysing and Interpreting data • Sampling Distribution • Confidence Intervals • Hypothesis Testing • t-test • Chi-square test

MB 1.1

Business and its Environment • Types of Business Activity • Business and Economic Systems • Caribbean Business Environment • Impact of Trade Liberalisation and Globalisation • Decision Making

MB 1.2

The Management of People • The Applications of the Functions of Management • Characteristics of the Formal Organisational Structure • Team Management and Conflict • Strategies for Managing Conflict • Human Resource Management

MB 1.3

Business Finance and Accounting • Use of Accounting Information • Accounting Procedures and Methods • Financial Statements and Analysis • Budgetary Accounting • Major Accounting Concepts

MB 2.1

Production and Operations Management • Major Decisions in Production • Factors Involved in Production • Strategies for Production Planning • The Dimensions of Quality • Total Quality Management (TQM)

MB 2.2

Fundamentals of Marketing • The Concept of Marketing • Roles of Marketing in Society • Marketing Management • Pricing Strategy • The Environment of Markets

MB 2.3

Small Business Management • The Nature and Characteristics of Entrepreneurship • Major Challenges Faced by Entrepreneurs • Skills Required for Small Business Management • Micro- and Macro-Environmental Factors which Affect Small Businesses • Agencies that Assist Small Businesses • Types of Assistance Offered to Small Businesses


SECTION 2: ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

NO.

UNIT

26

Unit 1

SUBJECT French

CODE

MAJOR TOPICS

FR 1.1

L’individu, la famille et la vie journalière

FR 1.2

La société et les affaires sociales

FR 1.3

L’environnement

SP 1.1

El individuo, la familia y la vida diaria

SP 1.2

La sociedad y los asuntos sociales

SP 1.3

El medio ambiente

OR Unit 1

Spanish

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SECTION 3: SUMMARY OF SUBJECTS

Summary of Subjects Accounting This syllabus provides a foundation for further study of Accounting at pre-professional and professional levels. It provides opportunities for individuals to acquire relevant competencies, attitudes and values for the work environment and to develop an awareness of the social and ethical responsibilities of accountants and users of financial information regionally and internationally.

Art and Design This syllabus is based on innovative and traditional perspectives that bring together the diversity of cultural practices in the Caribbean. It seeks to develop artistic knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and explore creative practices in a variety of media. It also seeks to prepare Caribbean persons to participate in their community as art and design practitioners as well as productive and innovative citizens. The syllabus aims to develop knowledge and critical understanding of the art and design trends of different historical eras, traditions and cultures and an appreciation for the cultural diversity and creative arts of the Caribbean region.

Applied Mathematics This syllabus explores problems using symbolic, graphical, numerical, physical and verbal techniques in the context of finite or discrete real-world situations. The syllabus utilises mathematical thinking and modelling to examine and solve problems arising in a wide variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, economics, medicine, agriculture, marine science, law, transportation, engineering, banking, natural sciences, social sciences and computing. This syllabus makes provision for a diversity of specialised interests through three carefully articulated options that may be pursued. Each option has a central core of discrete mathematical concepts which establish the importance of reasoning, counting, modelling and algorithmic thinking. The syllabus aims to develop an awareness of the application of mathematics to the resolution of real-world issues.

Biology This syllabus provides an understanding and appreciation of the concepts of life at all levels and hence leads to a greater respect and reverence for life. The interconnected web of life and the unique role of the human species are integral to the dynamic value of the biosphere. This syllabus provides knowledge and skills about how to protect, sustain, conserve and improve the variety of life in the ecosphere. It also provides a foundation for persons wishing to pursue careers in biological, environmental, agricultural, medical, paramedical and applied science.

Caribbean Studies This syllabus defines the Caribbean region in terms of its geography, common historical experiences, participation in the global community, intermixing of diverse ethnic and racial groups, and its continuing struggle for survival and sovereignty. This interdisciplinary subject provides persons with the opportunity to study issues relevant to the distinctive physical, political and socioeconomic challenges facing the small states which comprise the region. Persons who successfully complete this course will have developed an appreciation of the challenges and potential of being Caribbean citizens. They will understand their roles and responsibilities in preserving and contributing to their Caribbean heritage and appreciate the importance of regional co-operation for the development of the Caribbean.

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SECTION 3: SUMMARY OF SUBJECTS

Chemistry This syllabus provides the specific knowledge base and the skills and attitudes associated with advanced study of the subject. It is structured to ensure that persons become aware of their moral, social and ethical responsibilities, as well as the benefits to be derived from the practical application of scientific knowledge. Completion of the course of study outlined in this syllabus will enable persons to apply chemical principles to societal concerns such as birth control, communicable diseases, environmental pollution and the depletion of natural resources.

Communication Studies This syllabus focuses specifically on the development of advanced competencies in standard English and, at the same time, attempts to develop an appreciation of the linguistic diversity of the Caribbean and the implications of this diversity for social, cultural and economic transactions. It emphasises the wider framework of communication principles, systems and processes within which language use has context, achieves coherence, and is enhanced. The role of technology in the enhancement or retardation of communication is also an important consideration in this syllabus.

Computer Science This syllabus provides persons with advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to understand the uses and the impact of computer technologies, and to use the technology to create new computer applications. This syllabus also provides opportunity for the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes as preparation for further studies in Computer Science and the world of work. The syllabus aims to develop an understanding of the components of a computerbased system, comprising hardware, software, communication and end-user. It aims to develop problem-solving skills using the computer-related technologies as tools. Further, the syllabus aims to develop competence in using essential tools and techniques in systems development.

Economics This syllabus develops the understanding of how society provides for itself by making the most efficient use of scarce resources so that both individual and social welfare are improved. The subject covers the study of households, firms, governments and international financial institutions, and advances logical, critical and impartial thinking on a range of important economic issues. The knowledge gained from a course in Economics will be of life-long value and will also serve as preparation for further study or for careers in accounting, economics, finance or law. The syllabus will also help those who wish to engage in activities that promote and contribute to the economic and social development of the Caribbean.

Electrical and Electronic Technology This syllabus provides the essential knowledge necessary for a career in the field of Electrical and Electronic Technology. It aims to develop analytical, practical and experimental skills in the use of electrical and electronic technology in industry and articulates with programmes provided by institutions of higher learning such as universities, community colleges, technical institutes and teachers’ colleges. The syllabus also helps to develop an appreciation of the pivotal role of electricity in the socio-economic development of the Caribbean.

Environmental Science This syllabus provides opportunities for persons to acquire knowledge and skills that will enable them to identify, prevent and solve environmental problems. This syllabus prepares persons for careers in diverse fields related to environmental management for the sustainable development of the Caribbean region. The aims of the syllabus include development of an understanding of the interdisciplinary and holistic nature of the environment and the interactions between people and the environment.

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SECTION 3: SUMMARY OF SUBJECTS

Food and Nutrition The syllabus prepares persons for employment in the rapidly growing hospitality service industry. In addition, it seeks to provide opportunity for access to further studies in existing tertiary level education programmes. The syllabus exposes persons to the main principles of food science, including those related to safety practices and standards currently used in large-scale food preparation and service.

French and Spanish These syllabuses give persons a deeper understanding of themselves as members of a wider Caribbean community which is multi-lingual and multi-cultural, and of their place in a global setting. The syllabuses emphasise the development of the four language skills of listening, responding, reading and writing, and the acquisition of knowledge of Francophone and Hispanic cultures through the study of selected topics and contemporary writings of relevance to Caribbean society. While the topics have been selected to provide knowledge and understanding of issues pertinent to Caribbean people in a global context, the emphasis is on language competence rather than on content knowledge. The objectives and approaches that guide the teaching and define the assessment have been designed to equip persons to meet the needs and evolving circumstances of Caribbean society and to function appropriately in the wider world.

Geography This syllabus provides for development of geographical understanding and the ability to appreciate how physical and human forces interact to give identity to places and to create recognisable spatial patterns. It facilitates understanding of the causal relationships at different geographic scales – local, regional and global. In addition, it contributes to an understanding of the central issues emerging from human exploitation of natural resources. It seeks to prepare persons for the increasing number of work situations in which integrative and graphical skills are important. Moreover, the syllabus focuses on the development of an awareness and understanding of the inter-relatedness of people and the environment, the need for the sustainable use of environmental resources and the consequences of misuse.

Geometrical and Mechanical Engineering Drawing This syllabus focuses on both theory and practice. The syllabus also aims to stimulate interest in drafting and engineering as career options. A person who completes this syllabus would be competent in the use of the latest developments in drawing technology, including Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), and in the application of the British Standards (BS 8888), ISO Standards, Caribbean Uniform Building Codes (CUBIC) and local codes.

History This syllabus enhances the interests, capabilities, skills and attitudes of persons to enable them to develop as autonomous human beings capable of acting as rational and ethical individuals, and as responsible members of their community. The selection, structure and content of themes and modules have been informed by a desire to promote an understanding of the historical as well as the contemporary relationships among the nations and societies on the Atlantic shores. The syllabus has been organised to enhance the in-depth study of themes that will enable persons to acquire and practise the skills of a historian.

Information Technology This syllabus enables persons to use technology from an operator’s perspective; to use technology to gather, manipulate, analyse and disseminate information; and to understand the impact of Information Technology in our modern world. It also teaches how the appropriate use of Information Technology can help to solve problems, including those of an economic, social or personal nature. This syllabus emphasises the importance of Information Technology to the development of the region.

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SECTION 3: SUMMARY OF SUBJECTS

Law This syllabus not only provides a foundation for persons who wish to embark on further study and training for entry into the legal profession, it also addresses the needs of other persons engaged in occupations requiring knowledge of the law, such as clerks, paralegals, administrators, managers, police and other public officers. The syllabus serves to inform persons of their rights and obligations, to engage them in the study of law as a discrete discipline requiring analytical and problem-solving skills, and to inculcate in them certain positive values which are necessary in a civilized Caribbean society.

Literatures in English This syllabus develops an understanding of the nature and function of literature and the methods of literary study. It seeks to encourage critical reading, interpretation, evaluation and an appreciation of, and an informed personal response to literature. On completion of the syllabus, persons should understand, and be able to use the vocabulary of literary criticism and develop informed, sensitive, and balanced responses to the complexity of human nature as portrayed in literary works.

Management of Business This syllabus adopts a comprehensive approach to management. Persons studying this subject will develop an understanding of the integrated nature of business organisations and the environment in which they operate. The syllabus also provides opportunities for acquisition of prerequisite knowledge and skills necessary for further studies and career opportunities in the field of business.

Physics This syllabus enables persons to be aware of the laws and theories of Physics that influence every aspect of their physical existence, and to acquire understanding and knowledge of technological and scientific application of Physics, especially in the Caribbean context. The syllabus is structured to ensure that persons become aware of their moral, social, and ethical responsibilities as well as the benefits intrinsic to the practical application of scientific knowledge in careers in the field of science. The syllabus also helps to develop an understanding of the scientific process, its usefulness and its limitations.

Pure Mathematics This syllabus will enable persons to develop mathematical thinking, understanding and creativity; communicate through the use of mathematics; and use mathematics to model and solve realworld problems. The syllabus also helps to develop a spirit of mathematical curiosity and creativity, and improved appreciation of the importance and usefulness of Mathematics.

Sociology This syllabus aims to provide persons with the necessary skills for an understanding of the structures, organisation and development of societies, particularly those in the Caribbean. It introduces them to the knowledge of the theories and basic research methods of Sociology, the sociological perspective, and the processes of social structural change with specific emphasis on the development and modernisation of societies.

Statistical Analysis This syllabus places emphasis on concepts, practical applications, projects and continuous assessment. It is designed to promote habits of making valid decisions in real-world situations by addressing appropriate methods of data collection and analysis. The syllabus fosters desirable qualities of enquiry, open-mindedness, creativity, self-reliance and the appreciation of statistics as a useful tool for dealing with uncertainty.

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SECTION 4: ASSESSMENT FOR CAPE UNITS

Assessment for CAPE Units PAPERS SUBJECT Accounting

Paper 01 27 multiple choice questions

Paper 02 3 extended response questions

Paper 03A 2500 word project

Paper 03B 3 extended response questions

6 short answer questions

Applied Mathematics

Art & Design Unit 1

Art & Design Unit 2

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 2_ hrs

Time: 1_ hrs

15 short answer questions

6 extended response questions

Time: 2 hrs

Time: 2 hrs

10 short answer questions

Paper 02: Production paper

Paper 04: 1000 – 1200 word research paper

1 of 4 extended response questions

Paper 03: Production paper

Paper 05 – (3 pieces) Practical Skills Portfolio

Time: 2 hrs

Time: 6 hrs

Paper 06 – (3 pieces) Practical Skills Portfolio

Production paper

Production paper

1500 – 2000 word assignment

3 extended response questions Time: 1_ hrs

Paper 03: (2 pieces) Practical Skills Portfolio

NA

NA

Paper 04: (2 pieces) Practical Skills Portfolio Paper 05: Creative Portfolio & Illustrated

Biology

Time: 6 hrs

Time: 6 hrs

Time: 6 hrs

9 structured questions

3 structured questions

Laboratory practical exercises assessing 5 skills

NA

2000 – 2500 word project

Written paper 3 of 5 questions

3 of 6 essay questions

Caribbean Studies

Chemistry

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 2_ hrs

15 short answer questions

4 of 8 extended response questions

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 3 hrs

9 structured questions

3 structured questions 3 of 6 essay questions

Time: 1_ hrs

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Time: 2_ hrs

Time: 1_ hrs Laboratory practical exercises assessing 4 skills

NA


SECTION 4: ASSESSMENT FOR CAPE UNITS

PAPERS SUBJECT

Paper 01

Paper 03A

2 extended response questions and 1 worded or illustrated question

3 compulsory extended response questions

3 compulsory extended response questions

Time: _ hr

Time: 2_ hrs

Portfolio of 3 pieces of work: expository (10 min oral), reflective (2 pieces: 1 written, other may be oral total 1200 words/ 5 mins) and analytical (writing - 350 words)

15 short answer questions

3 of 6 structured questions

1800 – 2000 word report

Time: 2_ hrs

Time: 1_ hrs

15 short answer questions

3 of 6 extended response questions

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 2_ hrs

Electrical & Electronic Technology

30 short answer questions

6 extended response questions

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 2_ hrs

Environmental Science

12 short answer questions

6 of 9 extended response questions

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 2_ hrs

Communication Studies

Paper 1A: 10 short answer questions

Paper 02

Time: 1 hr Paper 1B: 4 short answer questions

Computer Science

Economics

Paper 03B

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 1_ hrs 2000 – 2500 word project

3 extended response questions Time: 1_ hrs

3 mini projects/3 practical assignments

NA

Unit 1: 2000 – 2500 word project

3 Extended response questions Time: 2 hrs

Unit 2: 600 – 750 word written paper 6 laboratory exercises Journal with 4 entries Food and Nutrition

9 short answer questions

1 compulsory extended response question 3 of 6 extended response questions

French

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 2_ hrs

6 short answer questions

2 passages and questions 1 of 5 essay questions (250 – 300 words)

Geography

Portfolio with 2 assignments: 1 research activity and 1 practical assignment

NA

Paper 03

Papers 04A and 04B

1 of 4 literary excerpts with 4 – 5 questions and 1 of 4 thematic essay questions based on texts studied

Oral examination: based on prepared topic, topic conversation, general conversation

Time: 1 hr

Time: 2 hrs

Time: 2 hrs

Time: 15 minutes

9 structured questions

1 compulsory question and 3 of 6 extended response questions

3 compulsory extended response questions

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 3 hrs

Portfolio of 3 assignments (each approximately 700 words)

Time: 1_ hrs

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PAPERS SUBJECT

Paper 01

Paper 02

Geometrical and Mechanical Engineering Unit 1

9 short answer/ structured questions

6 of 9 extended response questions

Time: 2 hrs

Time: 3 hrs

History

9 short answer questions

3 of 9 document based and extended response questions

Paper 03A Portfolio compulsory 6 drawing assignments

NA

1500 - 2000 word research paper

Written paper: Short answer and extended response questions

1 document based and 2 extended response questions

Information Technology

Law

Literatures in English

Management of Business

Pure Mathematics

Physics

Sociology

56

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 2 hrs 40 mins

15 structured questions

3 of 6 extended response questions

Time: 2_ hrs

Time: 1_ hrs

9 short answer questions

1 compulsory question and 3 of 9 extended response questions

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 2_ hrs

15 short answer questions

3 of 6 essay questions

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 2_ hrs

15 short answer questions

3 of 9 extended response questions

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 2_ hrs

15 short answer questions

6 extended response questions

Time: 2 hrs

Time: 2 hrs

9 structured questions

3 structured questions 3 of 6 essay questions

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 2_ hrs

9 short answer questions

3 of 6 extended questions

Time: 1_ hrs

Time: 2_ hrs

Paper 03B

Time: 1_ hrs 1500 – 2000 word project

Written paper: 2 extended response questions Time: 1_ hrs

2000 – 2500 word research project

3 critical appreciation essays on unseen passage

NA

2000 – 2500 word project

3 extended response questions based on a case study Time: 1_ hrs

3 teacher-made tests (1 – 1_ hours each)

3 extended response questions Time: 1_ hrs

Laboratory practical exercises assessing 4 skills

NA

1800 – 2000 word research project

3 extended response questions Time: 1_ hrs


SECTION 4: ASSESSMENT FOR CAPE UNITS

PAPERS SUBJECT Spanish

Paper 01 6 short answer questions

Paper 02 2 passages and questions 1 of 5 essay questions (250 – 300 words)

Statistical Analysis

Paper 03A

Paper 03B

Paper 03

Papers 04A and 04B

1 of 4 literary excerpts with 4 - 5 questions

Oral examination: based on prepared topic, topic conversation, general conversation

1 of 4 thematic essay questions based on texts studied

Time: 1 hr

Time: 2 hrs

Time: 2 hrs

Time: 15 mins

15 short answer questions

6 extended response questions

1800 – 2000 word project

3 extended response questions

Time: 2 hrs

Time: 2 hrs

Time: 1_ hrs

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