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*Gr. 12 ELECTIVE/ALTERNATE COURSES
Cooperative Education (1/2 DAY, 2 periods) COOP8
Is there something that you love to do? Fix cars? Work with children? Do you need work experience? Does your resume need a boost? Do you want to try your hand at a career before leaving secondary school? Are you thinking about a post-secondary apprenticeship in a skilled trade? If you answer "Yes" to any of these questions, then Cooperative Education is for you!

Co-op is a planned learning experience in which you will be scheduled into a 1/2 day (2 credits; morning or afternoon) work placement in an occupation of your choice. Co-op blends what you have learned in the classroom with a practical, hands-on work experience. You will gain valuable experience in the workplace and employability skills while earning two credits towards your OSSD.
COURSE NOTE: Students who would like to take co-op BOTH semesters need to also select COOP9.

Students who are considering a FULL-DAY co-op opportunity, please speak with Mr. Bruschke and/or Mr. Domarchuk in order to first ensure that this is a viable option. Then, students need to also add the course code "COOP9".
CREDIT: 2TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Biology SBI3C1
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: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - Science (Academic) or SNC2DF - Science (French Immersion) or SNC2P1 - Science (Applied)
Dramatic Arts ADA4M1
This course requires students to experiment individually and collaboratively with forms and conventions of both drama and theatre from various cultures and time periods. Students will interpret dramatic literature and other texts and media sources while learning about various theories of directing and acting. Students will examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures, and will analyze how the knowledge and skills developed in drama are related to their personal skills, social awareness, and goals beyond secondary school.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ADA3M1 - Dramatic Arts
Band (Instrumental Music) AMI4M1
End on a high Note!

There is no need to get all keyed up as you end your high school career. Take that senior music class for a balance between work and “playing” music while developing a multitude of skills that we beneficial to you in all aspects of life. (i.e. critical thinking, team building, problem-solving, receiving constructive feedback, dedication, perseverance, commitment, accountability…). Learn to conduct and assume creative leadership during sectional rehearsals and group performances. Continue to develop as a soloist, refine techniques and perform solo and group repertoire for a variety of audiences. Capitalize on the vocal booth and recording industry software to create, share and distribute original recordings in real-world contexts.
COURSE NOTE: Other available instruments added for your selection of a second or third instrument: Flute, Clarinet, Alto & Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Bass and Percussion; New instruments only available to senior students Piccolo, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax, French Horn, Tuba, Auxiliary Percussion
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMI3M1 - Band (Instrumental Music)
Strings (Instrumental Music) AMS4M1
Take the baton!

There is no need to get all “strung out” as you end your high school career. Take that senior strings class for a balance between work and “playing” music while developing a multitude of skills that we beneficial to you in all aspects of life. (i.e. critical thinking, team building, problem-solving, receiving constructive feedback, dedication, perseverance, commitment, accountability…). Learn to conduct and assume creative leadership during sectional rehearsals and group performances for a variety of audiences. Capitalize on the vocal booth and recording industry software to create, share and distribute your royalty free recordings in real-world contexts.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMS3M1 - Strings (Instrumental Music)
Vocal (Vocal/Choral Music) - offered every other year (NOT offered in 2018-2019) AMV4M1
Vibrato & Other Vocal Enhancement Techniques

End your high school career on a high note by taking that senior vocal class for a balance between work and “playing” music while developing a multitude of skills that we beneficial to you in all aspects of life. (i.e. leadership, critical thinking, team building, problem-solving, receiving constructive feedback, dedication, perseverance, commitment, accountability…). Assume creative leadership during sectional rehearsals and group performances. Continue to refine techniques and perform solo and group repertoire for a variety of audiences. Capitalize on the vocal booth and recording industry software to create, share and distribute original recordings in real-world contexts.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMV3M1 - Vocal (Vocal/Choral Music) - offered every other year (NOT offered in 2018-2019)
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: This course is not available for 2018-2019. Please remove it from your Course Plan selections for this year.
Visual Arts AVI4M1
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” Jonathan Swift

Grade 12 Art students will continue to develop their art vision and abilities through the exploration of different art techniques, skills, cultures, histories and the growth of an art portfolio. Emphasis is put on developing new media: digital photography, sculpture, recycled material, etc. Students will look at contemporary art forms and theories and engage these through their own personal visual statements. Units of study include: design basics, the human figure, illustration, conceptual and social issue art, and the anti-portrait.
COURSE NOTE: To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AVI3M1 - Visual Arts
Financial Accounting Principles BAT4M1
This course introduces students to advanced accounting principles that will prepare them for post secondary studies in business. Students will learn about financial statements for various forms of business ownership and how those statements are interpreted in making business decisions.This course expands students’ knowledge of sources of financing, further develops accounting methods for assets, and introduces accounting for partnerships and corporations.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3M1 - Financial Accounting Fundamentals
International Business Fundamentals BBB4M1
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. There is a focus on effective communication skills and business presentations. This course prepares students for postsecondary programs in business, including international business, marketing, and management.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals BOH4M1
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: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
The Environment and Resource Management (Planet Love & Avoiding Catastrophe!) CGR4M1
This course examines the impact humans have on our planet. We will examine man-made disasters (i.e. oil spills, climate change, extinctions, E-Waste, nuclear explosions). Students will examine the ecological process, the principles of sustainability, and strategies as to avoid future catastrophes.
FIELD TRIP: Learn how to take ACTION in helping our planet (i.e. invasive species eradication, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Earth Day).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any college, university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
World History since the Fifteenth Century CHY4C1
This course explores the history of the world since the sixteenth century, emphasizing the interaction between the emerging West and other regions of the world. Students will learn about a variety of economic, social, and political systems and the changes they have undergone over time. Students will apply their developing skills of historical inquiry to understand and to communicate ideas about the forces that have formed our modern world.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any University, University/College, or College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
World History since the Fifteenth Century - offered every other year (NOT offered in 2018-2019) CHY4U1
How did the West, a backwater and relatively undeveloped civilization in 1300, emerge as the major mover and shaker on planet Earth by the 21st century? From the Renaissance to the Modern Era (i.e. from Ezio Auditore to COD: Modern Warfare), and to an increasingly technological and interconnected future, CHY4U explores the social, economic, and political development of Western Civilization within a global context. Students who take this course will investigate the key issues, trends, and concerns of our modern world, and will finish with a good understanding of the historical roots of present-day world issues – from Mideast conflicts, to climate change, to multi-national corporations.
COURSE NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete ENG3C1 or ENG3U1 before applying to this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Canadian and International Law CLN4U1
This course examines elements of Canadian and international law in social, political, and global contexts. Students will study the historical and philosophical sources of law and the principles and practices of international law; students will learn to relate these concepts to issues in Canadian society and the wider world. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to analyse legal issues, to conduct independent research, and to present the results of their inquiries in a variety of ways.
COURSE NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete ENG3C1 or ENG3U1 before applying to this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any University, University/College, or College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
Cooperative Education (FULL DAY or 1 co-op each Semester) COOP9
Select COOP9 only if:
-you have already selected COOP8 and you want a full day co-op for one semester next year, OR
-you have already selected COOP 8 ad you want a half day co-op for both semesters next year.

COOP8 is the regular co-op course. COOP9 is only to be used if you want COOP8 and more!

Guidance Counsellors and/or Co-op Teachers will meet with you to identify which option you are interested in and will adjust your timetable accordingly.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: COOP8 - Cooperative Education (1/2 DAY, 2 periods)
The Writer's Craft EWC4C1
This course is for students who long to write more but either can't seem to find the time, don't think they have enough talent, or who just want to explore something new. Come join a workshop of fun like-minded people who you can bounce ideas around with and with whom you can write a variety of works, both creative and analytical. Become a better writer in this college-level course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3C1 - English or ENG3U1 - English
The Writer's Craft EWC4U1
The course for the creative writer in you! EWC4U1 develops and hones the skills of the creative writer – short stories, narratives, poetry, it’s all here. EWC combines teacher-directed instruction based upon theory and example, and student self-direction, with open-ended assignments that retain a high level of artistic freedom. The course is a great opportunity to be creative, and is delivered in a “writer’s workshop” format, with frequent collaboration and peer discussion in both formal and informal settings. You'll have fun AND develop writing and editing skills that are directly applicable to any number of university English or Humanities courses. The Writer’s Craft makes your pen mightier.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3U1 - English
Extended French FEF4U1
This course emphasizes the refinement of French-language skills through the study of francophone authors such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Guy de Maupassant and Marcel Pagnol. Students will continue to develop analytical and critical-thinking skills by analyzing short stories, interpreting literary works, and producing written assignments in a variety of genres, including a formal essay. They will conduct research on a major topic for a written and oral presentation. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course.

Ministry Note: In any given grade, students may count credits in only one type of program - Core, Extended, or Immersion French - towards their secondary school diploma.

STUDENTS CANNOT RECEIVE SEPARATE CREDITS FOR FEF4U1, FSF4U1. JUST ONE GR. 12 FRENCH CREDIT!
COURSE NOTE: It is highly recommended that a student has achieved a minimum grade of 70% in FEF3U1 in order to take this course.

Students need to have also successfully completed ENG3U1 before taking this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FEF3U1 - Extended French
Core French FSF4U1
This course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently. Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, apply language learning strategies in a wide variety of real-life situations, and develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and interacting with a variety of oral and written texts. They will also enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

Ministry Note: In any given grade, students may count credits in only one type of program - Core, Extended, or Immersion French - towards their secondary school diploma.

STUDENTS CANNOT RECEIVE SEPARATE CREDITS FOR FEF4U1, FSF4U1. JUST ONE GR. 12 FRENCH CREDIT!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FSF3U1 - Core French or FEF3U1 - Extended French
Nutrition and Health HFA4C1
This course focuses on the relationship between nutrition and health at different stages of life and on global issues related to food production. Students will investigate the role of nutrition in health and disease and assess strategies for promoting food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and refine their ability to use social science research and inquiry methods to investigate topics related to nutrition and health.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in Ssocial Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
Families in Canada HHS4C1
This course enables students to develop an understanding of social science theories as they apply to individual development, the development of intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will explore a range of issues relating to the development of individuals and families in contemporary Canadian society as well as in other cultures and historical periods. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child roles and relationships in Canada.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.
Families in Canada HHS4U1
This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada’s diverse society. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
Challenge and Change in Society HSB4U1
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 analyze how and why cultural, social, and behavioural patterns change over time. They will explore the ideas of social theorists and use those ideas to analyze 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: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any college, university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
World Cultures HSC4M1
This course examines the nature of culture; how cultural identities are acquired, maintained, and transformed; and theories used to analyse cultures. Students will explore world cultures, with an emphasis on the analysis of religious and spiritual beliefs, art forms, and philosophy. They will study the contributions and influence of a range of cultural groups and will critically analyse issues facing ethnocultural groups within Canada and around the world. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to cultural diversity.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
Computer Science ICS4U1
This course enables students to develop further knowledge and skills in computer science. Students will use modular design principles to create complex and fully documented programs, according to industry standards. Student teams will manage a large software development project, from planning through to project review. Students will also analyse algorithms for effectiveness. They will investigate ethical issues in computing and further explore environmental issues, emerging technologies, areas of research in computer science, and careers in the field.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ICS3U1 - Introduction to Computer Science
Sports and Entertainment Marketing (Open Level) IDC4OB
This course is designed for students interested in marketing activities, economics, and media which surround sports and entertaingment products. Emphasis is placed on the following principles as they apply to the industry: marketing/economic fundamentals, modern forms of licensing, promotional media design, implementation of sports/entertainment marketing plans, merchandising and careers in various forms of entertainment.

Students will use analytical, communication, and leadership oriented skills to investigate one of the fastest growing and most profitable industries in North America.

NOTE: Students may only select, and receive credit for, one of these three courses: IDC4UM (Brock Mentorship), IDC4OB (Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Open Level), IDC4UB (Sports and Entertainment Marketing, University Level).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BTT1O1 - Computer Applications - Information & Communication Technology in Business or BBI2O1 - Introduction to Business or BAF3M1 - Financial Accounting Fundamentals or BDI3C1 - Entrepreneurship: The Venture - offered every other year (NOT offered in 2018-2019) or BMI3C1 - Marketing: Goods, Services, Events - offered every other year (IS offered in 2018-2019)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: IDC4UB - Sports and Entertainment Marketing (University Level) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
IDC4UM - Interdisciplinary Studies (Mentorship Program) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Sports and Entertainment Marketing (University Level) IDC4UB
This course is designed for students interested in marketing activities, economics, and media which surround sports and entertaingment products. Emphasis is placed on the following principles as they apply to the industry: marketing/economic fundamentals, modern forms of licensing, promotional media design, implementation of sports/entertainment marketing plans, merchandising and careers in various forms of entertainment.

Students will use analytical, communication, and leadership oriented skills to investigate one of the fastest growing and most profitable industries in North America.

NOTE: Students may only select, and receive credit for, one of these three courses: IDC4UM (Brock Mentorship), IDC4OB (Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Open Level), IDC4UB (Sports and Entertainment Marketing, University Level).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3M1 - Financial Accounting Fundamentals or BDI3C1 - Entrepreneurship: The Venture - offered every other year (NOT offered in 2018-2019) or BMI3C1 - Marketing: Goods, Services, Events - offered every other year (IS offered in 2018-2019) or BAT4M1 - Financial Accounting Principles or BBB4M1 - International Business Fundamentals or BOH4M1 - Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: IDC4OB - Sports and Entertainment Marketing (Open Level) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
IDC4UM - Interdisciplinary Studies (Mentorship Program) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Interdisciplinary Studies (Mentorship Program) IDC4UM
Admission to this program is through an application and interview process with the SWC Co-operative Education and Science departments and the affiliate university. Students MUST meet with Mr. Domarchuk &/or Mr. Bruschke and ensure that their application is being processed through the school as well as with the university.

Applications are usually made available in February; decisions are usually made in May. Listen to announcements and check with the co-op department for more details.

This course, along with the co-op periods, will not be added to your timetable until you have been accepted!

The two-credit co-op will be scheduled into an afternoon time slot in order to support the achievement of the IDC4U1 credit. The IDC4U1 credit is scheduled outside of the regular school day.

This course will help students develop and consolidate the skills required for and knowledge of different subjects and disciplines to solve problems, make decisions, create personal meaning, and present findings beyond the scope of a single subject or discipline. Students will apply the principles and processes of inquiry and research to demonstrate an effective use of a range of print, electronic, and mass media resources; to analyze historical innovations and exemplary research; and to investigate real-life situations and career opportunities in interdisciplinary endeavours. They will also assess their own cognitive and affective strategies, apply general skills in both familiar and new contexts, create innovative products, and communicate new knowledge.

This course is taught in affiliation with the Brock University Mentorship and Physics Enrichment programs, and the University of Guelph Horticultural Department at Vineland Station.

NOTE: Students may only select, and receive credit for, one of these three courses: IDC4UM (Brock Mentorship), IDC4OB (Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Open Level), IDC4UB (Sports and Entertainment Marketing, University Level).
COURSE NOTE: This combination of COOP8 and IDC4U1 represents an opportunity for students to achieve 3 credits.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course.
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: IDC4UB - Sports and Entertainment Marketing (University Level) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
IDC4OB - Sports and Entertainment Marketing (Open Level) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Health and Leadership Through Sport IDP4U1
This course is looking for:
-Students who want to improve their leadership and presentation skills, and
-Students who enjoy planning and organizing events and experiences for others, and
-Students who can think outside of the “gym” box: Think curling, rock climbing, horseback riding, high ropes. Think “cooperative”, not competitive.
-Students who enjoy learning which happens outside of the classroom

In this course, students will acquire the knowledge and skills required to plan, organize, and implement recreational events. They will also learn how to promote the value of physical fitness, personal well-being, and personal safety to others through mentoring. This course will also develop information-based knowledge and skills that prepare students for leadership roles outside of school. Students will focus on the use of technological resources and applications to plan, implement, communicate, and assess appropriate activities and programs in the local community and beyond.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: This course is intended for Gr. 12 students who are on the path towards developing their leadership skills. Students must have successfully completed ENG3U1 or obtain permission from Mr. Mergl.
Latin, Level 3 of 3 (Gr. 12 "U" credit) LVLDU1
Euge! Quid philogus doctus es!

Latin Level 3 culminates student explorations of the classical world and Latin language. English is the language of instruction, but students will continue to develop proficiency in Latin language skills by reading and translating adapted and original Latin texts. Intercultural and anthropological studies will include a look at the Roman worldview via philosophy, law, early and modern psychology, medicine and ethics. Research skills, differentiated activities and challenges, and student directed learning will continue to enhance our explorations.

This course is recognized by the Ministry as a Grade 12 University course (4U).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: LVLCU1 - Latin, Level 2 of 3 (Gr. 11 credit)
Foundations for College Mathematics MAP4C1
This course enables students to extend, and to broaden, their mathematical knowledge from MBF3C1.

This course is ideal for students whose post-secondary college program may be related to the field of arts, social science, humanities, and other non-technical fields of study.

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of real-world applications of mathematics. Students will analyze data using statistical methods; will solve problems involving applications of geometry and trigonometry; will solve financial problems connected with annuities, budgets, and renting or owning accommodation; will simplify expressions; and will solve equations. Students will reason mathematically and will communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: MBF3C1 - Foundations for College Mathematics or MCR3U1 - Functions or MCF3M1 - Functions and Applications
Mathematics for College Technology MCT4C1
This course enables students to extend, and to broaden, their knowledge of functions as first seen in MCF3M1 or MCR3U1.

This course is an excellent preparation for MHF4U1.

This course is ideal for students whose post-secondary college program may be related to the field of science, technology, or math (STEM).

Students will investigate and apply properties of polynomial, exponential, and trigonometric functions; continue to represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; develop facility in simplifying expressions and solving equations; and solve problems that address applications of algebra, trigonometry, vectors, and geometry. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for a variety of college technology programs.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: MCR3U1 - Functions or MCF3M1 - Functions and Applications
Calculus and Vectors MCV4U1
This course builds on students’ previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three-dimensional space; will broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions; and will apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, economics, and some areas of business, including those students who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or physics course.
COURSE NOTE: The MHF4U1 pre-requisite course can be taken in advance of, or simultaneously with, MCV4U1.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: MHF4U1 - Advanced Functions
Mathematics of Data Management MDM4U1
Data is everywhere. The understanding of probability and statistics is a key skill in today's high information society. In business studies, the social sciences and even the humanities, the analysis of data has become increasingly important. In this course students will apply methods for organizing and analysing large amounts of information; will solve problems involving probability and statistics; and will carry out a culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use mathematical processes necessary for success in senior Mathematics.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: MCR3U1 - Functions or MCF3M1 - Functions and Applications
Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life MEL4E1
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in the workplace and daily life. Students will investigate questions involving the use of statistics; apply the concept of probability to solve problems involving familiar situations; investigate accommodation costs, create household budgets, and prepare a personal income tax return; use proportional reasoning; estimate and measure; and apply geometric concepts to create designs. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: MEL3E1 - Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life
Advanced Functions MHF4U1
This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; will develop techniques for combining functions; will broaden their understanding of rates of change; and will develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: MCR3U1 - Functions
(Female) Personal and Fitness Training PAF4OF
This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on physical fitness. Students will develop individual fitness plans to improve or to maintain a high level of fitness. Regular work-outs will include an emphasis on weight training and cardiovascular training. This course will also focus on designing training programs for specific sport development - preseason, season and post-season training. In addition, students will be given opportunities to refine their decision-making, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view of enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others.
COURSE NOTE: Course Fee: $30.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
(Male) Personal and Fitness Training PAF4OM
This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will study the components of physical fitness through aerobic and weight training activities. Students will create their personal training plans to suit their specific needs. This could range from developing strength-only, endurance-only, or a combination of strength and endurance exercises. This course will also cover the ways in which proper nutrition can lead to increased muscle and weight development.
COURSE NOTE: Course Fee: $30.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
(Co-ed) Healthy Active Living Education PPL4O1
This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sports and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal physical fitness plans. In addition, they will be given opportunities to refine their decision-making, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others.
COURSE NOTE: Course Fee: $10.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
Introductory Kinesiology (formerly Exercise Science PSE4U1) PSK4U1
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 sports, and the factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education, kinesiology, recreation, sports administration, medicine and nursing.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in Science, or any Grade 11 or 12 open course in Health and Physical Education.
Biology SBI4U1
This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems at a molecular level. Students will study theory and will 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.
COURSE NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students have successfully completed SCH3U1 before taking this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SBI3U1 - Biology
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, will develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and will 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - Science (Academic) or SNC2DF - Science (French Immersion) or SNC2P1 - Science (Applied)
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 students 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.
COURSE NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students have successfully completed MCR3U1 before taking this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SCH3U1 - Chemistry
Physics - College Level - offered every other year (IS offered for 2018-2019) SPH4C1
Physics is the study of how and why things work or happen the way they do. 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. Students 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - Science (Academic) or SNC2DF - Science (French Immersion) or SNC2P1 - Science (Applied)
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. Students will further develop their scientific investigation skills by learning how to analyse, both qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physical concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
COURSE NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students have successfully completed MCR3U1 before taking this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SPH3U1 - Physics
Technological Design TDJ4M1
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of design advocacy and marketing while building on their design skills and their knowledge of professional design practices. Students will apply a systematic design process to research, to design, to build, and to assess solutions that meet specific human needs, using illustrations, presentation drawings, and other communication methods to present their designs. Students will enhance their problem-solving and communication skills. Students will explore career opportunities and the postsecondary education and training requirements for them.
COURSE NOTE: To connect to the Tech Design website with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TDJ3M1 - Technological Design
Communications Technology - BROADCASTING TGJ4MB
Sign up for this class and be a part of the creative team that broadcasts SWCTV News! This course is ideal for anyone looking to pursue post-secondary education in television, film, photography, journalism or media production. This course examines communications technology from a broadcasting and journalism perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce live broadcasts that will be used in the school throughout the semester. Students will also gain field experience, as they engage with both their school community and the greater St.Catharines community to report on current events and local issues. Students will use iMovie and Final Cut for video editing, and will also learn to operate professional HD studio cameras and to use lighting to create professional video products. Using sophisticated equipment, students will learn what it takes to work in television broadcasting and media production.

Projects produced by SWCTV have been recognized provincially and nationally, including a gold medal in TV Video production at the 2012 Skills Canada Competition. This course qualifies as one senior Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) credit.
COURSE NOTE: Please note that this is a Period 1 course and it has an early start time. Please speak with Ms. Pomeroy for more details.

To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
IF you do not have the pre-req for this course BUT you have substantial "outside" experience that would make you a GREAT student for this course, please speak with Ms. Pomeroy - she can be found in the STUDIO!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TGJ3M1 - Communications Technology or TGP3M1 - Communications Technology: Photography and Digital Imaging or TGV3M1 - Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production
Communications Technology: Photography and Digital Imaging TGP4M1
A well-crafted photographic image is a powerful communication tool in media, advertising, broadcasting and journalism. This course examines communications technology from a photographic and digital imaging perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce well-composed and edited images. Students will also gain field experience, as they engage with both their school community and the greater St. Catharines community to capture current events and local issues through the still image. Students will use Photoshop advanced editing techniques and will also learn to operate digital SLR cameras. Studio and field photography will be examined and students will learn to use lighting to create professional photographic images. Students will learn what it takes to produce effective meaningful digital photographic images — a skill that can be applied to many career goals including advertising, journalism, business and media. This course qualifies as one senior Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) credit.
COURSE NOTE: To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TGP3M1 - Communications Technology: Photography and Digital Imaging or TGJ3M1 - Communications Technology
Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production TGV4M1
This is an emphasis course of TGJ4MB. This course enables students to develop further media knowledge and skills while designing and producing projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. Students may work in the areas of TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology. They will investigate career opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing technological environment. This course places a strong emphasis on broadcast and live video production, electronic news gathering, and pre-recorded, digitally edited television and video projects.
COURSE NOTE: To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TGJ3M1 - Communications Technology or TGV3M1 - Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production