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English - Academic ENG1D.
This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 9
English - Essential ENG1L.
This course prepares students for Grade 10 Locally-developed English (ENG2L). It provides foundational literacy and communication skills to students for success in their daily lives and in the workplace. The course is organized by strands that develop listening and talking skills, reading and viewing skills, and writing skills. In all strands, the focus is on developing foundational literacy skills and in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Locally Developed GRADE: 9
English - Applied ENG1P.
This course is designed to develop the key oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will read, interpret, and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on identifying and using appropriate strategies and processes to improve students’ comprehension of texts and to help them communicate clearly and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 applied English course, which leads to college or workplace preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Applied GRADE: 9
English ENG2D.
This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D. - English - Academic or ENG1P. - English - Applied
HPA English ENG2D2
This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.
COURSE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS IN THE HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETES PROGRAM. IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS COURSE AND ARE NOT IN HPA, YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED FROM THE COURSE.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D. - English - Academic or ENG1P. - English - Applied
English - Essential ENG2L.
In this course, students focus on extending their literacy and communication skills to prepare for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, in the English Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course (ENG3E), or in the English Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course (NBE3E). The course is organized by strands that extend listening and talking skills, reading and viewing skills, and writing skills. In all strands, the focus is on refining foundational literacy skills and in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students reflect regularly on their growth in these areas.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Locally Developed GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D. - English - Academic or ENG1P. - English - Applied or ENG1L. - English - Essential
English - Applied ENG2P.
This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will study and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on the consolidation of strategies and processes that help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Applied GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D. - English - Academic or ENG1P. - English - Applied
English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices NBE3C.
This course focuses on themes, forms, and styles of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will study changes in use of text forms by Aboriginal authors over time when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding focusing on the development of literacy, communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in practical and academic life. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2P. - English - Applied or ENG2D. - English or ENG2D2 - HPA English
English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices NBE3E.
This course focuses on content, forms, and style of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will investigate the connections between text forms and audiences on themes such as identity, culture, community, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media focusing on using language for practical and workplace purposes. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 workplace preparation course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Workplace GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2P. - English - Applied or ENG2L. - English - Essential or ENG1L. - English - Essential or ENG2D. - English or ENG2D2 - HPA English
English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices NBE3U.
The NBE course explores a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts to introduce students to key themes, forms, and styles of First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures in Canada. Texts in the course include short stories, novels, podcasts, films, and graphic texts that guide students toward an understanding of Reconciliation. Additionally, students are introduced to key literary theories and skills which will enhance their studies in the grade 12 courses.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2D. - English or ENG2D2 - HPA English
HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices NBE3U2
This course focuses on themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a range of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will analyze changes in use of text forms by Aboriginal authors over time periods and within cultures when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding focusing on the development of literacy, communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university preparation course.
COURSE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS IN THE HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETES PROGRAM. IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS COURSE AND ARE NOT IN HPA, YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED FROM THE COURSE.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2D. - English or ENG2D2 - HPA English
English - College Preparation ENG4C.
This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life Students will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3C. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U2 - HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
English - Workplace Preparation ENG4E.
This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will analyse informational, graphic, and literary texts and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for workplace-related and practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language accurately and organizing ideas and information coherently. The course is intended to prepare students for the workplace and active citizenship
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Workplace GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3C. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3E. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U2 - HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
English - University Preparation ENG4U.
This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confi dently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace regions of Canada, and will respond personally, critically, and creatively to them
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3U. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U2 - HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
HPA English ENG4U2
This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace regions of Canada, and will respond personally, critically, and creatively to them.
COURSE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS IN THE HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETES PROGRAM. IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS COURSE AND ARE NOT IN HPA, YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED FROM THE COURSE.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3U. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U2 - HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
English - Advanced Placement ENG4UR
This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3U. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U2 - HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
English
English - Essential ENG1L.
This course prepares students for Grade 10 Locally-developed English (ENG2L). It provides foundational literacy and communication skills to students for success in their daily lives and in the workplace. The course is organized by strands that develop listening and talking skills, reading and viewing skills, and writing skills. In all strands, the focus is on developing foundational literacy skills and in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Locally Developed GRADE: 9
English ENG2D.
This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D. - English - Academic or ENG1P. - English - Applied
HPA English ENG2D2
This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.
COURSE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS IN THE HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETES PROGRAM. IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS COURSE AND ARE NOT IN HPA, YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED FROM THE COURSE.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D. - English - Academic or ENG1P. - English - Applied
English - Essential ENG2L.
In this course, students focus on extending their literacy and communication skills to prepare for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, in the English Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course (ENG3E), or in the English Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course (NBE3E). The course is organized by strands that extend listening and talking skills, reading and viewing skills, and writing skills. In all strands, the focus is on refining foundational literacy skills and in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students reflect regularly on their growth in these areas.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Locally Developed GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D. - English - Academic or ENG1P. - English - Applied or ENG1L. - English - Essential
English - Applied ENG2P.
This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will study and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on the consolidation of strategies and processes that help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Applied GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D. - English - Academic or ENG1P. - English - Applied
Media Studies EMS3O.
EMS3O explores the knowledge and skills that will help you understand twenty-first century media, including how media plays an important role in our society and reflects both realistic and flawed perceptions of our world. The course will also help you become a critical consumer of media - for example, analysing the messages advertisements send us - and become a responsible media creator yourself - for example, understanding how an audience might interpret the messages you send over social media. Ultimately, you'll have the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, make aesthetic and ethical judgments of media, and develop your skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2P. - English - Applied or ENG2L. - English - Essential or ENG2D2 - HPA English or ENG2D. - English or ENG2DW - (online interest) English
English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices NBE3C.
This course focuses on themes, forms, and styles of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will study changes in use of text forms by Aboriginal authors over time when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding focusing on the development of literacy, communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in practical and academic life. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2P. - English - Applied or ENG2D. - English or ENG2D2 - HPA English
English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices NBE3E.
This course focuses on content, forms, and style of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will investigate the connections between text forms and audiences on themes such as identity, culture, community, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media focusing on using language for practical and workplace purposes. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 workplace preparation course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Workplace GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2P. - English - Applied or ENG2L. - English - Essential or ENG1L. - English - Essential or ENG2D. - English or ENG2D2 - HPA English
English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices NBE3U.
The NBE course explores a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts to introduce students to key themes, forms, and styles of First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures in Canada. Texts in the course include short stories, novels, podcasts, films, and graphic texts that guide students toward an understanding of Reconciliation. Additionally, students are introduced to key literary theories and skills which will enhance their studies in the grade 12 courses.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2D. - English or ENG2D2 - HPA English
HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices NBE3U2
This course focuses on themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a range of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will analyze changes in use of text forms by Aboriginal authors over time periods and within cultures when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding focusing on the development of literacy, communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university preparation course.
COURSE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS IN THE HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETES PROGRAM. IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS COURSE AND ARE NOT IN HPA, YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED FROM THE COURSE.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2D. - English or ENG2D2 - HPA English
English - College Preparation ENG4C.
This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life Students will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3C. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U2 - HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
English - Workplace Preparation ENG4E.
This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will analyse informational, graphic, and literary texts and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for workplace-related and practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language accurately and organizing ideas and information coherently. The course is intended to prepare students for the workplace and active citizenship
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Workplace GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3C. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3E. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U2 - HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
English - University Preparation ENG4U.
This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confi dently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace regions of Canada, and will respond personally, critically, and creatively to them
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3U. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U2 - HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
HPA English ENG4U2
This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace regions of Canada, and will respond personally, critically, and creatively to them.
COURSE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS IN THE HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETES PROGRAM. IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS COURSE AND ARE NOT IN HPA, YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED FROM THE COURSE.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3U. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U2 - HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
English - Advanced Placement ENG4UR
This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3U. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U2 - HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
The Writer's Craft EWC4U.
Writer’s Craft is a creative writing course in which we play with language every day (along with funny hats, accents, art, objects that made weird sounds, videos, and so much more!) This class will teach you techniques of effective and engaging writing that you can apply to all aspects of your high school and post-secondary life. You will explore various genres and styles of writing, read interesting examples by other writers, and explore different aspects of the writing profession. The writing process will teach you how to find creative ideas, how to plan, write and revise your work, and how to collaborate with peers. Experiment with imagery, narrative, stream of consciousness and analytical writing; throughout the course you will be able to write a memoir, micro-fiction, poem, magazine profile article, rant, and a monologue. End the course with a culminating product that synthesizes all of your skills, which may turn you into a famous writer some day!
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3U. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U2 - HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
Optional Courses
Media Studies EMS3O.
EMS3O explores the knowledge and skills that will help you understand twenty-first century media, including how media plays an important role in our society and reflects both realistic and flawed perceptions of our world. The course will also help you become a critical consumer of media - for example, analysing the messages advertisements send us - and become a responsible media creator yourself - for example, understanding how an audience might interpret the messages you send over social media. Ultimately, you'll have the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, make aesthetic and ethical judgments of media, and develop your skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2P. - English - Applied or ENG2L. - English - Essential or ENG2D2 - HPA English or ENG2D. - English or ENG2DW - (online interest) English
The Writer's Craft EWC4U.
Writer’s Craft is a creative writing course in which we play with language every day (along with funny hats, accents, art, objects that made weird sounds, videos, and so much more!) This class will teach you techniques of effective and engaging writing that you can apply to all aspects of your high school and post-secondary life. You will explore various genres and styles of writing, read interesting examples by other writers, and explore different aspects of the writing profession. The writing process will teach you how to find creative ideas, how to plan, write and revise your work, and how to collaborate with peers. Experiment with imagery, narrative, stream of consciousness and analytical writing; throughout the course you will be able to write a memoir, micro-fiction, poem, magazine profile article, rant, and a monologue. End the course with a culminating product that synthesizes all of your skills, which may turn you into a famous writer some day!
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3U. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U2 - HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
Optional Courses
Media Studies EMS3O.
EMS3O explores the knowledge and skills that will help you understand twenty-first century media, including how media plays an important role in our society and reflects both realistic and flawed perceptions of our world. The course will also help you become a critical consumer of media - for example, analysing the messages advertisements send us - and become a responsible media creator yourself - for example, understanding how an audience might interpret the messages you send over social media. Ultimately, you'll have the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, make aesthetic and ethical judgments of media, and develop your skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2P. - English - Applied or ENG2L. - English - Essential or ENG2D2 - HPA English or ENG2D. - English or ENG2DW - (online interest) English
The Writer's Craft EWC4U.
Writer’s Craft is a creative writing course in which we play with language every day (along with funny hats, accents, art, objects that made weird sounds, videos, and so much more!) This class will teach you techniques of effective and engaging writing that you can apply to all aspects of your high school and post-secondary life. You will explore various genres and styles of writing, read interesting examples by other writers, and explore different aspects of the writing profession. The writing process will teach you how to find creative ideas, how to plan, write and revise your work, and how to collaborate with peers. Experiment with imagery, narrative, stream of consciousness and analytical writing; throughout the course you will be able to write a memoir, micro-fiction, poem, magazine profile article, rant, and a monologue. End the course with a culminating product that synthesizes all of your skills, which may turn you into a famous writer some day!
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3U. - English: Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices or NBE3U2 - HPA English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices

Classical Studies and International Languages
Spanish - Level 1 LWSBD.
This course enables students to develop competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will continue to participate in interactive activities in which they can apply and develop their language skills to communicate with native speakers of the language. They will explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where the language is spoken, including social customs, food, sports and leisure activities, popular festivals, and music. Although students will expand their vocabulary and knowledge of linguistic elements, the language they will use at this level will still be simple.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
Spanish - Level 2 LWSCU.
This course offers students opportunities to further develop competence and confidence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will participate in interactive activities (e.g., discussions about literature, travel, shopping) in which they will further develop their knowledge of linguistic elements. They will continue to explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where the language is spoken, including fashion, historical figures, art, and architecture. Students will enhance their critical and creative thinking skills through reading diverse materials, including original literature, and will explore a variety of personal and professional contexts in which knowledge of the international language is required.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: LWSBD. - Spanish - Level 1
Spanish - Level 3 LWSDU.
This course prepares students for postsecondary studies in the international language being studied. Students will continue to refine and enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the language, with the goal of using these communication skills in a variety of personal, academic, and professional contexts. Using a wide variety of sources, including original texts in the language, students will consolidate their language skills as they use increasingly complex linguistic elements and language conventions. Students will also have opportunities to enrich their knowledge of aspects of culture in regions where the language is spoken, including issues related to popular culture, linguistic communities in Canada, literature, history, geography, and the arts.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: LWSCU. - Spanish - Level 2


French as Second Language
French Immersion FIF1D.
This course enables students to enhance their knowledge of the French language and to further develop their language skills through the study of 20th century North American francophone literature and culture. Students will participate in oral communication, reading, and writing activities as they study an authentic novel and selected authentic poems, legends, songs, fi lms, and newspaper articles from French-speaking parts of North America.
COURSE NOTE: Only students who are in Grade 8 French Immersion may take Grade 9 Immersion.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 3,800 hours of instruction in French or equivalent.
Core French - Academic FSF1D.
This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication, reading, and writing skills. Students will build on and apply their knowledge of French while
exploring a variety of themes, such as relationships, social trends, and careers. Thematic readings, which include a selection of short stories, articles, and poems, will serve as stepping stones to oral and written
activities.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 600 hours of French instruction or equivalent.
Core French FSF1O.
This is an introductory course for students who have little or no knowledge of French or who have not accumulated the minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction. Students will begin to understand and speak French in guided and structured interactive settings. They will develop fundamental skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing while exploring themes that are relevant to their daily lives, such as talking about themselves, asking for directions, discussing the weather, and ordering food. Throughout the course, students will develop their awareness of diverse French-speaking communities in Canada and the world and acquire an understanding and appreciation of these communities. They will also develop a variety of skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9
Core French - Applied FSF1P.
This course emphasizes the concurrent development of oral communication, reading, and writing skills, using a broad-based theme such as the media. Students will enhance their ability to understand and speak French through conversations, discussions, and presentations. They will also read short stories, articles, poems, and songs, and write brief descriptions, letters, dialogues, and invitations.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Applied GRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 600 hours of French instruction, or equivalent
French Immersion FIF2D.
This course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French language and to further develop their language skills through the study of 20th century European francophone literature and culture. Students will participate in oral communication, reading, and writing activities based on a variety of French literary and media works. They will study at least one novel and a selection of poems, short stories, fi lms, plays, and newspaper and magazine articles.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FIF1D. - French Immersion
Core French - Academic FSF2D.
This course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French language, further develop their language skills, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of francophone culture around the world. Exploring a variety of themes, students will develop and apply critical thinking skills in discussion, in their analysis and interpretation of texts, and in their own writing.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FSF1D. - Core French - Academic or FIF2D. - French Immersion or FSF1P. - Core French - Applied or FIF1D. - French Immersion
French Immersion FIF3U.
This course develops knowledge and language skills through the study of francophone literature and culture from around the world. Students will study novels, plays, poems, short stories, fi lms, and non-fi ction works and produce written assignments in a variety of forms, including critiques and précis. They will also write a formal research essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: FIF2D. - French Immersion
Core French - Academic FSF3U.
This course draws on a variety of themes to promote extensive development of reading and writing skills and to reinforce oral communication skills. Students will gain a greater understanding of French-speaking cultures in Canada and around the world through their reading of a variety of materials, including a short novel or a play. Students will produce various written assignments, including a formal essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: FSF2D. - Core French - Academic or FIF2D. - French Immersion
French Immersion FIF4U.
This course provides for extensive study of French literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present. Students will study novels, plays, poems, fi lms, and non-fi ction works produced in various historical periods, and will write a formal research paper. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FIF3U. - French Immersion
Core French - Academic FSF4U.
This course draws on a variety of themes to promote extensive development of Frenchlanguage skills. Students will consolidate their oral skills as they discuss literature, culture, and current issues. They will read a variety of texts and will write a formal essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FSF3U. - Core French - Academic or FIF3U. - French Immersion


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