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E-LEARNING COURSES AT THE YCDSB

The YCDSB recognizes that our students have a diverse set of needs, skills, goals and preferred learning styles. Regardless of their differences, we are at our best when we help all students discover and develop their God-given gifts and their sense of vocation and purpose. Guided by the principles of excellence, access and equity, we look for innovative ways to ensure a successful outcome for every student.

Students can enroll in an e-course as one of their four day-school courses in either Semester I or Semester II.

e-Learning Model

Our model of delivering e-courses is referred to as “asynchronous”. That means that students and their teacher don't have to be on-line at the same time. Asynchronous e-Learning makes it possible for students to log on to a virtual learning environment at any time of the day or week and download documents or send messages to teachers or peers. This approach is the most flexible of all e-course formats.

The e-Learning Experience

In many respects, e-courses differ from traditional face-to-face classes in the delivery format only. As is the case with our regular day-school classes, e-courses are written from a distinctly Catholic perspective. Secondly, every teacher of an e-course is a full-time, qualified teacher with the YCDSB. Thirdly, teachers use a wide range of collaborative, communication and administrative tools to support student learning.


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TRAVEL AND TOURISM: A GEOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE - ELEARNING CGG3O8
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
The course helps students respect and affirm Catholic social teachings on diversity and interdependence of people and their natural environment. Through this course of study, Catholic learners will think reflectively and creatively, in light of gospel values and Catholic social teaching, to evaluate situations and solve problems related to the travel industry and its impact on natural environments and human communities.
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: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CGC1D1 - ISSUES IN CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY or CGC1P1 - ISSUES IN CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY
MEDIA STUDIES - ELEARNING EMS3O8
This course emphasizes the 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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Media education allows students to recognize and to celebrate values that reflect Catholic social teaching, and to challenge those that are not. From this perspective, media education challenges students to be engaged in critical analysis of culture and mass media. It is in this analysis that both the obstacles to the Gospel message, as well as signs of its promise, are found.
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: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2D1 - ENGLISH or ENG2P1 - ENGLISH
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
CONTEMPORARY FIRST NATIONS, METIS, AND INTUIT ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES - ELEARNING NDA3M8
This course focuses on existing and emerging issues of importance to Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Students will investigate issues related to identity, relationships among Aboriginal peoples and between Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians, sovereignty principles as presented by Aboriginal peoples, and the contemporary challenges posed by these issues. Students will also examine such topics as language preservation, the responsibilities of Aboriginal women and men, and the need for dialogue between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
In this course students will be given opportunities to examine issues of human rights, conflicts, social and economic change, and the importance of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people in Canada as understood from the framework of within the social justice teachings of the Church. Students will examine the political and religious developments in contemporary Canadian and First Nations, Metis and Inuit societies.
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: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2D1 - CANADIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR I or CHC2P1 - CANADIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR I
WORLD ISSUES: A GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS - ELEARNING CGW4U8
In this course, students will address the challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. They will explore issues involving a wide range of topics, including economic disparities, threats to the environment, globalization, human rights, and quality of life, and will analyse government policies, international agreements, and individual responsibilities relating to them. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including the use of spatial
technologies, to investigate these complex issues and their impacts on natural and human communities around the world.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Informed by Catholic Social Teachings, students explore responses to our many global challenges in order to create a more sustainable and equitable world. Students are encouraged to develop moral, ethical, and realistic decision-making skills in order to grow as conscientious Christian citizens. They also have the opportunity to develop Christian values, Catholic understandings, and possible solutions to help them create a Catholic vision of the future that inspires hope, confidence, and the development of a just and compassionate global 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: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
CANADA: HISTORY, IDENTITY, AND CULTURE - ELEARNING CHI4U8
This course traces the history of Canada, with a focus on the evolution of our national identity and culture as well as the identity and culture of various groups that make up Canada. Students will explore various developments and events, both national and international, from precontact to the present, and will examine various communities in Canada and how they have contributed to identity and heritage in Canada. Students will investigate the development of culture and identity, including national identity, in Canada and how and why they have changed throughout the country’s history. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate the people, events, and forces that have shaped Canada.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
While tracing the history of Canada, with a focus on the evolution of our national identity and culture, students will be given opportunities to examine issues of human rights, conflicts, social and economic change, and national and international relationships within the social teachings of the Church. As responsible citizens, students will be able to interpret and evaluate events from a Catholic perspective.
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: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
STUDIES IN LITERATURE - ELEARNING ETS4U8
This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism and interpretation. 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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will study a variety of forms of literature from a variety of perspectives including Catholic social teaching. Students will respond personally, critically and creatively to a variety of literary texts with sensitivity to others. The course also reflects the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and 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: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3U1 - ENGLISH
THE WRITER'S CRAFT - ELEARNING EWC4U8
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will create a variety of original pieces of writing from a variety of genres, including Catholic social teachings. Students will develop literary skills with sensitivity to others. This course challenges students to analyze a variety of models of writing which will lead them to develop an appreciation of one’s own literary voice, as well as the unique literary voices of one’s peers. The course integrates the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and 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: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3U1 - ENGLISH
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
MATHEMATICS FOR COLLEGE TECHNOLOGY - ELEARNING MCT4C8
This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. The mathematical processes are to be integrated into student learning in all areas of this course.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Through the investigation and exploration of various mathematical models, students are challenged to discover a deeper understanding and appreciation of the mathematical nature of the world in which we live. These underlying mathematical principles provide the student another academic or intellectual lens for addressing possible problems and investigating potential solutions to situations around them. Students should have the opportunity to communicate these discoveries to others within a classroom environment that emphasizes collaboration rather than competition.
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: MCR3U1 - FUNCTIONS or MCF3M1 - FUNCTIONS AND APPLICATIONS
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 - 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