This course is mandatory in the Associate of Arts in Primary Teacher Education but may be taken as an elective by other students. This course may also be taken by students studying for the CAPE Caribbean Studies Course instead of Module I: Caribbean Society and Culture.
The course provides students with the opportunity to study the physical, political and socioeconomic features of Belize, its people, and the wider region – especially Central America and the Caribbean. It integrates perspectives from various disciplines including sociology, history, geography, and anthropology. Learners, through collaborative activities, critically reflect and evaluate there own knowledge and attitudes, and those of the wider community, regarding topics that affect how people in the region live, work and defend human rights. In particular, stereotypes will be analyzed from a historical perspective and its effects on modern democratic society. The role of technology, media and world politics will also be analyzed.