eLearning

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The Waterloo Catholic District School Board will be offering the following as eLearning courses in the 2013-2014 School year. They are available to any WCDSB secondary student that is interested in taking an eLearning course.

ELearning courses are self-directed and require a great deal of independent motivation to complete.  As a participant, you should expect to spend at least six  hours each week of the semester working on your eLearning course. If you are wondering if eLearning would be a good fit for you, please speak with your guidance counsellor for more information. Students should attempt to take all courses face-to-face, however ELearning is a good alternative when face-to-face classes are not available.

Canadian History Since World War I CHC2DE

This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 10

eLearn – Civics CHV2OE

This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them. This course is for grade 11 or grade 12 students who are unable to take regular face to face civics in the classroom due to extenuating circumstances. Please see your guidance counsellors.
COURSE NOTE: eLearning Course – Please see your guidance counsellor to be formally enrolled in this course.
CREDIT: 0.5
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: CHV2OH – Civics is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Entrepreneurship: The Venture BDI3CE

This course focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their goals. Students will create a venture plan for a school-based or student-run business. Through hands-on experiences, students will have opportunities to develop the values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 11

Marketing Goods, Services, Events, College Preparation BMI3CE

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of product marketing, which includes the marketing of goods, services, and events. Students will examine how trends, issues, global economic changes, and information technology influence consumer buying habits. Students will engage in marketing research, develop marketing strategies, and produce a marketing plan for a product of their choice.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 11

eLearn – Computers Intro. – Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment BTA3OE

This course prepares students for the digital environment. Using a hands-on approach, students will further develop information and communication technology skills through the use of common business software applications. The concept and operation of e-business will be explored, and students will design and create an e-business website. The skills developed in this course will prepare students for success in the workplace and/or post secondary studies.
COURSE NOTE: eLearning Course – Please see your guidance counsellor to be formally enrolled in this course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 11
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTA3OI – Computer Apps. – Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

eLearn – Travel and Tourism: A Regional Geographic Perspective CGG3OE

This course focuses on issues related to travel and tourism within and between various regions of the world. Students will investigate unique environmental, sociocultural, economic, and political characteristics of selected world regions. They will explore travel patterns and trends as well as tensions related to tourism, and will predict future tourism destinations. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate the impact of the travel industry on natural environments and human communities.
COURSE NOTE: eLearning Course – Please see your guidance counsellor to be formally enrolled in this course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CGC1DI – Academic, Geography of Canada or CGC1PI – Applied, Geography of Canada
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: CGG3OI – Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Understanding Canadian Law CLU3ME

This course explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in Canada. Students will gain an understanding of laws relating to rights and freedoms in Canada; our legal system; and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. Students will develop legal reasoning skills and will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process when investigating a range of legal issues and formulating and communicating informed opinions about them.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2DI – Academic, Canadian History Since World War One or CHC2DN – ENRICHED-Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2DE – Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2PI – Applied, Canadian History Since World War One

eLearn – Media Studies EMS3OE

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
COURSE NOTE: eLearning Course – Please see your guidance counsellor to be formally enrolled in this course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – Academic English or ENG2DP – Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP) or ENG2PI – Applied English

eLearn English ENG3UE

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – Academic English or ENG2DP – Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP)

World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges HRT3ME

This course engages students in the examination of world religions, particularly Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Spiritualities and a locally appropriate religious tradition. This is a survey course that will help students understand the basic similarities and differences between the religious traditions so they can interact with others with acceptance and familiarity. We live in a multi-faith global community. With the knowledge of this course, students ought to be able to understand more clearly the world’s religious affairs.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 11

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology HSP3UE

This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: The Grade 10 academic course in English, or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies)

Health for Life PPZ3CE

This course enables students to examine the factors that influence their own health practices and behaviours as well as those factors that contribute to the development of healthy communities. It emphasizes the concept of wellness, which addresses all aspects of well-being – physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social – and promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and building and maintaining a positive sense of self. Students will develop the skills necessary to make healthy choices and create a personal wellness plan. They will also design initiatives that encourage others to lead healthy, active lives. The course prepares students for college programs in health sciences, fitness, wellness, and health promotion.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 11

College Biology SBI3CE

This course focuses on the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will learn concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, genetics, the anatomy of mammals, and the structure of plants and their role in the natural environment. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts, and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2DI – Academic, Science or SNC2PI – Applied, Science or SNC2DN – Enriched Science

eLearn – Environmental Science SVN3EE

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in work and life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the impact of human activities on the environment; human health and the environment; energy conservation; resource science and management; and safety and environmental responsibility in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on relevant, practical applications and current topics in environmental science, with attention to the refinement of students’ literacy and mathematical literacy skills as well as the development of their scientific and environmental literacy.
COURSE NOTE: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC1DI – Academic, Science or SNC1PI – Applied, Science
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: SVN3EI – Workplace Environmental Science is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Environmental Science SVN3ME

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the role of science in addressing contemporary environmental challenges; the impact of the environment on human health; sustainable agriculture and forestry; the reduction and management of waste; and the conservation of energy. Students will increase their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2PI – Applied, Science or SNC2DI – Academic, Science or SNC2DN – Enriched Science

International Business Fundamentals BBB4ME

This course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that influence success in international markets. Students will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing, distribution, and managing international business effectively. This course prepares students for postsecondary programs in business, including international business, marketing, and management.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3MI – Financial Accounting Fundamentals, University/College or CGR4MI – The Environment and Resource Management or CGW4UI – Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis or CHI4UI – Canada: History, Identity, and Culture or NDW4MI – Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context

Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals BOH4ME

This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyse the role of a leader in business, with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility are also emphasized.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 12

eLearn – English ENG4UE

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.
COURSE NOTE: eLearning Course – Please see your guidance counsellor to be formally enrolled in this course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – University English or ENG3UP – University English -Pre-Advanced Placement
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG4UI – University English is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Studies in Literature ETS4UE

This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism. The course may focus on themes, genres, time periods, or countries. Students will analyse a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. They will also assess critical interpretations, write analytical essays, and complete an independent study project.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – University English

eLearn – The Writer’s Craft EWC4UE

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyse models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project, and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.
COURSE NOTE: eLearning Course – Please see your guidance counsellor to be formally enrolled in this course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – University English
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: EWC4UI – The Writer’s Craft is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

eLearn – Career Studies GLC2OE

This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends,work opportunities, and ways to search for work.The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan. This course is for grade 11 or grade 12 students who are unable to take regular face to face civics in the classroom due to extenuating circumstances. Please see your guidance counsellors.
CREDIT: 0.5
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 12

Religious Education – Church & Culture HRE4ME

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of how the Church engages contemporary culture with faith and reason, in pursuit of love, justice, and the common good. Students will have opportunity to learn how living the Baptismal vocation to a virtuous life, filled with the joy of the Gospel and nurtured by the sacraments, can transform them and society from within, allowing God to reign in human hearts. Students will also refine research and inquiry skills.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 12

Religious Education – Church & Culture HRE4OE

This course has the aim of assisting students in understanding themselves as moral persons living the way of Christ through an examination of the revelation of sacred Scripture, and the experience and teaching of the Catholic Church. It engages students in critical reflection on significant contemporary moral and ethical issues in light of Scripture, Church teaching, and their own experiences (i.e., Theological Reflection). Social and ecological justice issues are explored along with a study of topics that focus on Christian mercy and forgiveness. The graces and challenges of everyday human living, understanding who we are, what we are called to be, and living in relationships, including marriage, and family life are explored from a Catholic perspective. Students are challenged to adopt the Christian stance in the political world.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 12

Challenge and Change in Society HSB4UE

This course focuses on the use of social science theories, perspectives, and methodologies to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society. Students will critically analyse how and why cultural, social, and behavioural patterns change over time. They will explore the ideas of social theorists and use those ideas to analyse causes of and responses to challenges such as technological change, deviance, and global inequalities. Students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.

eLearn – Philosophy: Questions and Theories HZT4UE

This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply their knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy (the course will cover at least three of the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, aesthetics). Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. They will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy.
COURSE NOTE: eLearning Course – Please see your guidance counsellor to be formally enrolled in this course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context NDW4ME

This course examines historical and contemporary issues of concern to Indigenous peoples from a global perspective. Students will explore the richness, depth, and diversity of Indigenous cultures, traditions and knowledge. They will consider how diverse Indigenous communities persevere despite recent global environmental and economic trends. Topics such as identity, social justice, human rights and abuses, spirituality, resistance and protest for change will be investigated.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities.

Introductory Kinesiology PSK4UE

This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors and principles involved in human development. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education.

Earth and Space Science SES4UE

This course develops students’ understanding of Earth and its place in the universe. Students will investigate the properties of and forces in the universe and solar system and analyse techniques scientists use to generate knowledge about them. Students will closely examine the materials of Earth, its internal and surficial processes, and its geological history, and will learn how Earth’s systems interact and how they have changed over time. Throughout the course, students will learn how these forces, processes, and materials affect their daily lives. The course draws on biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics in its consideration of geological and astronomical processes that can be observed directly or inferred from other evidence.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2DI – Academic, Science or SNC2DN – Enriched Science

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