CAPE Caribbean Studies SBA
MODULE 1: CARIBBEAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE On completion of this Module, students should: 1. understand the factors which have shaped Caribbean society and culture, including Caribbean diasporic communities; 2. appreciate how cultural traits evident throughout the region have resulted from Caribbean peoples’ experiences; 3. understand the common features which exist within Caribbean diversity; 4. understand the relevance of concepts encountered within the Module to their own lives and to the lives of their communities.
- Locate and define the Caribbean region and its diaspora;
- Analyse the impact of the historical process in Caribbean society and culture;
- Analyse the characteristic features of Caribbean society and culture;
- Analyse the process of identity and social formation in the Caribbean;
- Assess the impact of geographical processes on Caribbean society and culture;
- Evaluate the ways in which societal institutions impact on their lives;
- Evaluate the ways in which the Arts and popular culture impact Caribbean society;
- Analyse how the global community and Caribbean society impact each other.
MODULE 2: ISSUES IN CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT On completion of this Module, students should demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between: 1. politics, economics and human development; 2. culture and development; 3. technology and development; 4. social justice and development.
- Describe the concepts of development and the indicators used to measure development;
- Evaluate how development in the region is influenced by political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technological factors;
- Assess the ways in which globalisation affects development in the region;
- Explain the ways in which the evolution of the integration movement in the Caribbean has influenced development in the region;
- Evaluate the importance of sports to the development of the region;
- Assess the significance of Caribbean thought to the development of the region;
- Critically analyse factors which impact mass media’s contribution to the development of the region;
- Formulate reasoned responses to issues of social justice within their communities.
MODULE 3: INVESTIGATING ISSUES IN THE CARIBBEAN On completion of this Module, students should: 1. demonstrate research and analytical skills; 2. work independently or in teams to formulate, conduct and report on inquiries into issues they have identified as significant to the region and its diaspora; 3. appreciate the importance of ethical issues in conducting research; 4. apply appropriate techniques of analysis to issues in the Caribbean.
- Explain the nature and purpose of research;
- Identify a research problem;
- Formulate relevant research questions and/or hypotheses
- Evaluate existing information about the problem;
- Apply various methods of enquiry;
- Apply appropriate methods of sampling;
- Apply appropriate forms for presenting data and techniques for analysing data;
- Adhere to basic principles for maintaining ethical standards in conducting research.