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This chart maps out all the courses in the discipline and shows the links between courses and the possible prerequisites for them. It does not attempt to depict all possible movements from course to course.


InterdisciplinaryStudies


Students may take a maximum of three interdisciplinary studies courses - one each of Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 11, Open; Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 12, University Preparation; and Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 12, Open
 

Interdisciplinary studies courses offer students the opportunity to combine the course expectations from two or more courses with a particular curriculum focus that is of interest to the student. Interdisciplinary studies courses are offered in Grades 11 and 12. Themes, projects, or issues can be developed in specific areas or on specific topics in both of the following models:
 

Model A offers single-credit interdisciplinary studies courses (with the course codes IDC3O, IDC4U, and IDC4O). In these courses, all the expectations for the appropriate interdisciplinary studies course are combined with a relevant selection of expectations from two or more additional courses from either the same grade or the grade immediately preceding or following.
 

Model B offers interdisciplinary studies courses in two- to five-credit packages of courses (courses with the course codes IDP3O, IDP4U, and IDP4O). In these courses, all the expectations of the appropriate interdisciplinary studies course are combined with all the expectations of two or more additional full- or half-credit courses from either the same grade or the grade immediately preceding or following.
  

Interdisciplinary Studies IDC3O
This course will help students combine 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. 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. They will also examine their own learning styles, relate their inquiries and research to real-life situations, and investigate career opportunities in new disciplines.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Interdisciplinary Studies IDP3O
This course will help students combine 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. 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. They will also examine their own learning styles, relate their inquiries and research to real-life situations, and investigate career opportunities in new disciplines.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: The prerequisite for each of the courses in the package.
Interdisciplinary Studies IDC4O
This course emphasizes the development of practical skills and knowledge to solve problems, make decisions, create personal meaning, and present findings beyond the scope of a single subject or discipline. Through individual and collaborative inquiry and research into contemporary
issues, real-life situations, and careers, students will apply the principles and skills derived from the complementary subjects and disciplines studied, evaluate the reliability of information, and examine how information technology can be used safely, effectively, and legally. They will also learn how to select strategies to define problems, research alternative solutions, assess their thinking in reaching decisions, and adapt to change as they acquire new knowledge.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
Interdisciplinary Studies IDC4U
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 effectively use a range of print, electronic, and mass media resources; to analyse 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course.
Interdisciplinary Studies IDP4O
This course emphasizes the development of practical skills and knowledge to solve problems, make decisions, create personal meaning, and present findings beyond the scope of a single subject or discipline. Through individual and collaborative inquiry and research into contemporary
issues, real-life situations, and careers, students will apply the principles and skills derived from the complementary subjects and disciplines studied, evaluate the reliability of information, and examine how information technology can be used safely, effectively, and legally. They will also learn how to select strategies to define problems, research alternative solutions, assess their thinking in reaching decisions, and adapt to change as they acquire new knowledge.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: The prerequisite for each of the courses in the package.
Interdisciplinary Studies IDP4U
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 effectively use a range of print, electronic, and mass media resources; to analyse 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: The prerequisite for each of the courses in the package.