The University College of the
Cayman Islands is now offering course auditing.
The move benefits people interested
in boosting and enriching their personal and academic development, but who do
not want to enrol in a full academic programme.
Grades and credits are not given
for audited courses, and acceptance is dependent on space availability and the
approval of the Department Chair.
Registration is now open.
Also this semester, the college is
phasing in a minor in English, with the addition of a new humanities course,
African American Literature. The course
introduces students to some of the major issues of African American Literature
seen across genres and historical periods.
It analyses the nature and impact of the African American voice, in
terms of race, values, identity quests, and the roles and contributions of
African American writers, within the larger body of American writing and
culture. This course will be taught by
UCCI professor Paula Grace Anderson.
Also new this year is a minor in
sociology and political science. The courses offered in these new minors may be
of interest to students pursuing UCCI’s new bachelor’s degree in Education.
Other new humanities courses are
also being introduced.
Caribbean Dance and Culture will be
taught by adjunct professor Monika Lawrence of the University of Technology,
Jamaica. Participants will explore the
role of traditional Caribbean dance forms, with particular reference to religious
dances, their meanings and purposes, and their relationships to other forms and
to contemporary society, particularly in Cayman.
Introduction to Drawing is the
first of two introductory-level drawing courses offered by UCCI. The course will expose students to the art of
line-drawing and then will go on to perspective and the formal rules of
proportion of both the human figure and head, among other techniques.
Fall semester classes at UCCI began
on Monday, 30 August.