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South American Studies IDC3OS
This course takes the form and aims of an interdisciplinary programme and examines intercultural questions and competencies through the lens of South America. Recognizing the world as an interdependent and interconnected network of communities, this course fosters student learning through individual and collaborative inquiry and research, students will analyse the connections among diverse subjects and disciplines; develop information literacy skills in analysing, selecting, evaluating, and communicating information; and become aware of a variety of resources and viewpoints on contemporary issues. Students can best respond to a changing world with innovation, leadership, and a confident sense of their place in the world.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Technical Theatre Production (Technology/Arts) IDC3OT
This interdisciplinary course will require students to work individually and collaboratively with forms of theatre as they relate to the management and production of live musical and theatrical events within the school. Students will build leadership and team skills needed to function effectively in the theatre environment and will also develop knowledge and technical skills relating to the operation and maintenance of a range of communications systems. As well, students will be participating in productions both as participants and as crew members in order to experience performance and production roles through a collaborative process that involves application of learning. Students will study industry standards, regulations, health and safety issues, explore careers and the importance of lifelong learning. The knowledge and skills they develop will provide a basis for careers in such areas as sound production, lighting design, set construction, stage management and various other fields in theatre.
COURSE NOTE: Students must commit to supporting school events from 3pm to 5pm during the semester as well as some evening and weekend practices as needed to provide support for various productions. Students are interviewed before acceptance into this course.
This is an interdisciplinary studies course and may not be used to fulfill the compulsory arts or group 3 credit requirements.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Applied Journalism/Yearbook IDC3OY
This course enables students to gain a deeper understanding of the theories and concepts linked to the publishing industry as they work to produce the St. Mary’s High School yearbook. Students will develop practical skills in the following areas: theoretical practices and terminology, photography and image manipulation, graphic design and layout, research, the writing of copy, computer skills and applications using industry-standard software and hardware, as well as marketing methods. Through team-based activities, students will develop essential inter-personal skills including time management, organization and accountability. These learned skills are directly applicable to a career in graphic design or journalism. Excellent attendance and a commitment to a minimum of one hour per week outside of class time is essential for success.
COURSE NOTE: Students are interviewed before acceptance into this course.
NOTE: This is an interdisciplinary studies course and may not be used to fulfill the compulsory arts credit requirement.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Applied Journalism/Yearbook IDC4UY
This course enables students to gain a deeper understanding of the theories and concepts linked to the publishing industry as they work to produce the St. Mary’s High School yearbook. Students will develop practical skills in the following areas: theoretical practices and terminology, photography and image manipulation, graphic design and layout, research, the writing of copy, computer skills and applications using industry-standard software and hardware, as well as marketing methods. Through team-based activities, students will develop essential inter-personal skills including time management, organization and accountability. These learned skills are directly applicable to a career in graphic design or journalism. Excellent attendance and a commitment to a minimum of one hour per week outside of class time is essential for success.
COURSE NOTE: Students are interviewed before acceptance into this course.
NOTE: This is an interdisciplinary studies course and may not be used to fulfill the compulsory arts credit requirement.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any gr. 9 or 10 visual or media art or IDC3OY. ENG3U recommended.