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SCIENCE SNC1P1
This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science to everyday situations. They are also given opportunities to develop practical skills related to scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to the impact of human activity on ecosystems; the structure and properties of elements and compounds; space exploration and the components of the universe; and static and current electricity.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Through the study and reflection of science students can grow in an awareness of the amazing awe and wonder of the greatness of God’s Creation and will recognize their responsibility to make sound moral decisions of the right use of resources in order to care for and protect our planet earth. Through career exploration the students will think critically about the meaning and purpose of work, find meaning, dignity and fulfillment in it as well as the need to contribute to the common good through their work.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 9
SCIENCE SNC1D1
This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of the universe and its properties and components; and the principles of electricity.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who create, adapt, and evaluate new ideas in light of the common good.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
SCIENCE SNC1L1
This course enables students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics; to develop practical skills in science investigation; and to apply their knowledge and skills to everyday situations. A variety of hands-on activities assist students to acquire concepts and to explore scientific problems in a context of faith. Students will use different reporting strategies to facilitate the development of communications skills. Students choosing this course should do so on the recommendation of their elementary school principal.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who create, adapt, and evaluate new ideas in light of the common good.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Locally DevelopedGRADE: 9
SCIENCE SNC2P1
This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science to everyday situations. They are also given opportunities to develop practical skills related to scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to the impact of human activity on ecosystems; the structure and properties of elements and compounds; space exploration and the components of the universe; and static and current electricity.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Through the study and reflection of science students can grow in an awareness of the amazing awe and wonder of the greatness of God’s Creation and will recognize their responsibility to make sound moral decisions of the right use of resources in order to care for and protect our planet earth. Through career exploration the students will think critically about the meaning and purpose of work, find meaning, dignity and fulfillment in it as well as the need to contribute to the common good through their work.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: SNC1D1 - SCIENCE or SNC1P1 - SCIENCE
SCIENCE SNC2D1
This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
The study of science helps students to learn to be reflective, critical, and creative thinkers, as well as discerning believers, who understand the theories of science and can apply them to the world around them. They can then make appropriate decisions in light of Gospel values and Church teachings. Through the study of the techniques in science, particularly experimentation, students learn to be collaborative contributors to an interdependent team, respecting the rights, responsibilities and contributions of others. Overall through this course, students become aware of the sacred dimension of the physical world in all its aspects and of their role as stewards of God’s creation. Students should recognize that the physical environment is a vehicle of God’s presence in the world and a channel for Grace in the world. In order to support this statement the themes of stewardship and sound moral decision making have been woven into the fabric of each unit in this course. Through reflection and their research, students apply the knowledge gained in the course for the development of a just society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: SNC1D1 - SCIENCE or SNC1P1 - SCIENCE or SNC1DS - SCIENCE (ESL)
SCIENCE SNC2L1
This course emphasizes reinforcing and strengthening science-related knowledge and skills, including scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and the environmental impact of science and technology, to prepare students for success in everyday life, in the workplace and in the Science Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course. Students explore a range of topics including science in the media, interactions of common materials, interdependence of organisms in communities, and using electrical energy. Students have the opportunity to extend mathematical and scientific process skills and to continue developing their skills in reading, writing, and oral language through relevant and practical science activities. Recommended Preparation: A Grade 9 Science credit CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who create, adapt, and evaluate new ideas in light of the common good.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Locally DevelopedGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: SNC1D1 - SCIENCE or SNC1P1 - SCIENCE
BIOLOGY SBI3U1
This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who examine, evaluate and apply knowledge of interdependent systems for the development of a just and compassionate society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - SCIENCE or SNC2DY - SCIENCE - ADVANCED PLACEMENT or SNC2DS - SCIENCE (ESL)
CHEMISTRY - UNIVERSITY PREPARATION SCH3U1
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become self directed, responsible, life-long learners who think reflectively and creatively to evaluate situations and solve problems.
COURSE NOTE: Strongly Recommended MPM2D1
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - SCIENCE or SNC2DY - SCIENCE - ADVANCED PLACEMENT or SNC2DS - SCIENCE (ESL)
PHYSICS SPH3U1
This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who examine, evaluate and apply knowledge of interdependent systems for the development of a just and compassionate society.
COURSE NOTE: Strongly Recommended: MPM 2D1
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - SCIENCE or SNC2DS - SCIENCE (ESL) or SNC2DY - SCIENCE - ADVANCED PLACEMENT
BIOLOGY SBI3C1
This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who examine, evaluate and apply knowledge of interdependent systems for the development of a just and compassionate society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - SCIENCE or SNC2P1 - SCIENCE
BIOLOGY - ELEARNING SBI3C8
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 applications of concepts, and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who examine, evaluate and apply knowledge of interdependent systems for the development of a just and compassionate society.
COURSE NOTE: For some students, e-Learning is engaging and motivational. These students are successful because the e-Learning format suits their preferred learning style and offers many challenges and rewards. * Students may choose only one e-Learning course in a semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - SCIENCE or SNC2P1 - SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SVN3E1
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become citizens who respect the environment and use resources wisely.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied, or a Grade 9 or 10 locally developed compulsory credit (LDCC) course in science
BIOLOGY SBI4U1
This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who create, adapt, and evaluate new ideas in light of the common good.
COURSE NOTE: Strongly Recommended SCH3U1 - University
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SBI3U1 - BIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY SCH4U1
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become self directed, responsible, life-long learners who think reflectively and creatively to evaluate situations and solve problems.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SCH3U1 - CHEMISTRY - UNIVERSITY PREPARATION
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE SES4U1
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Through the study and reflection of science, students can grow in an awareness of the amazing awe and wonder of the greatness of God’s Creation. Students will become aware of the responsibility to make sound moral decisions of the right use of resources in order to care for and protect our planet earth. The study of science teaches students to be collaborative contributors to an interdependent team, respecting the rights, responsibilities, and contributions of others.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - SCIENCE
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE - ELEARNING SES4U8
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Through the study and reflection of science, students can grow in an awareness of the amazing awe and wonder of the greatness of God’s Creation. Students will become aware of the responsibility to make sound moral decisions of the right use of resources in order to care for and protect our planet earth. The study of science teaches students to be collaborative contributors to an interdependent team, respecting the rights, responsibilities, and contributions of others.
COURSE NOTE: For some students, e-Learning is engaging and motivational. These students are successful because the e-Learning format suits their preferred learning style and offers many challenges and rewards. * Students may choose only one e-Learning course in a semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - SCIENCE
PHYSICS SPH4U1
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data relating to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who examine, evaluate and apply knowledge of interdependent systems for the development of a just and compassionate society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SPH3U1 - PHYSICS
CHEMISTRY SCH4C1
This course enables students to develop an understanding of chemistry through the study of matter and qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical calculations, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will use a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the role of chemistry in daily life and the effects of technological applications and processes on society and the environment.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become responsible citizens who respect the environment and use resources wisely. Through the study and reflection of Chemistry, students can grow in an awareness of the amazing awe and wonder of the greatness of God’s Creation. By evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment, students will become aware of the responsibility to make sound moral decisions of the right use of resources
in order to care for and protect our planet earth.
COURSE NOTE: Strongly Recommended: MPM 2P1
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - SCIENCE or SNC2P1 - SCIENCE
CHEMISTRY - ELEARNING SCH4C8
This course enables students to develop an understanding of chemistry through the study of matter and qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical calculations, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will use a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the role of chemistry in daily life and the effects of technological applications and processes on society and the environment.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become responsible citizens who respect the environment and use resources wisely. Through the study and reflection of Chemistry, students can grow in an awareness of the amazing awe and wonder of the greatness of God’s Creation. By evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment, students will become aware of the responsibility to make sound moral decisions of the right use of resources in order to care for and protect our planet earth.
COURSE NOTE: For some students, e-Learning is engaging and motivational. These students are successful because the e-Learning format suits their preferred learning style and offers many challenges and rewards. * Students may choose only one e-Learning course in a semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - SCIENCE or SNC2P1 - SCIENCE
PHYSICS SPH4C1
This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore these concepts with respect to motion; mechanical, electrical, electromagnetic, energy transformation, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems; and the operation of commonly used tools and machines. They will develop their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from their investigations. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who examine, evaluate and apply knowledge of interdependent systems for the development of a just and compassionate society.
COURSE NOTE: Strongly recommended: MPM2P1
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - SCIENCE or SNC2P1 - SCIENCE
PHYSICS - ELEARNING SPH4C8
This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore these concepts with respect to motion; mechanical, electrical, electromagnetic, energy transformation, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems; and the operation of commonly used tools and machines. They will develop their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from their investigations. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who examine, evaluate and apply knowledge of interdependent systems for the development of a just and compassionate society.
COURSE NOTE: For some students, e-Learning is engaging and motivational. These students are successful because the e-Learning format suits their preferred learning style and offers many challenges and rewards. * Students may choose only one e-Learning course in a semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - SCIENCE or SNC2P1 - SCIENCE
MEDICAL SCIENCE SNC4M1
This course enables students, including those pursuing post-secondary programs outside the sciences, to increase their understanding of science and contemporary social and environmental issues in health-related fields. Students will explore a variety of medical technologies, pathogens and disease, nutritional science, public health issues, and biotechnology. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study and helps refine students’ scientific investigation skills.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become self directed, responsible, life-long learners who think reflectively and creatively to evaluate situations and solve problems.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SPH3U1 - PHYSICS or SNC2D1 - SCIENCE or SNC2DS - SCIENCE (ESL) or SCH3U1 - CHEMISTRY - UNIVERSITY PREPARATION or SBI3C1 - BIOLOGY or SBI3U1 - BIOLOGY