IBC is registered and approved with the NAECOB (National Accreditation and Equivalency Council of The Bahamas)
COLLEGE ENGLISH I
Semester Length: 14 weeks
The course focuses on two related goals: to help students (1) gain confidence and proficiency in academic writing situations and, (2) to continue to develop useful life-long writing skills.
Specifically, this face-to-face course seeks to help students learn common academic writing
Make appropriate rhetorical choices, based on purpose and intended audience
Gain increased awareness and control of their writing process
Improve critical thinking skills, especially those of analysis and argument
Use the capabilities of word processing to improve their writing
Improve their accuracy in using Standard Academic Written English
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Write coherent, well organized essays employing the appropriate conventions of written English.
2. Understand and demonstrate an awareness of basic rhetorical strategies through various forms of writing.
3. Understand the relationship between writer and audience.
4. Understand and demonstrate techniques of revision (not merely “copy editing”).
5. Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the role of language in society.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of language in representing experience, in shaping feelings and ideas,
and in communicating with and influencing others.
7. Understand the relationship between reading and writing.
8. Access information through library resources and to incorporate that information in an organized and coherent
manner in writing.
COLLEGE ENGLISH II
Semester Length: 14 weeks
Students undertaking this course will develop their skills in reading, writing and speaking English in an intense study situation. They will read selected literary texts (or extracts from them), learn skills for understanding these texts, and develop written and spoken responses to them. The selected texts will be appropriate for both students whose first language is not English and for native speakers of English. Students will develop transferable skills in critical thinking,
research, the evaluation of secondary sources, and the planning and drafting of academic essays.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be in a position to:
Think critically and have the ability to solve problems through being:-
steeped in research methods and rigor
based on empirical evidence and scientific approach to knowledge to development
able to demonstrate through appropriate and relevant assessment
Perform teamwork and communication skills having:-
prepared and delivered a range of academic texts
developed research skills relevant to primary and secondary sources
Being career and leadership readiness through:-
being technology savvy
being professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
by forward thinking and well informed
having being tested and validated by work based experiences
Having intercultural and ethical competency by:
being adapt at operating in other cultures
being comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
being able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
having demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledge
Display self-awareness and emotional intelligence:
through having a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
through being open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
by being able to negotiate difficult social situations, diffuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Study material is included.
Registration Deadline for the Fall Term is scheduled for 15th August each year.