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Discipleship and Culture HRE1O
This course uses the Beatitudes as a framework to examine the attitudes and actions that characterize the Christian life. Students will derive knowledge and skills from a study of Scripture, Profession of Faith, Christian Moral Development, Prayer, Sacramental Life, and Family Life. Students are encouraged to grow in Gospel values while actively engaging in a variety of challenging educational activities.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Christ and Culture HRE2O
This course examines the relationship between the person and message of Christ and the dominant attitudes of contemporary culture. Beginning with the Gospel narratives as a foundation, students acquire a deeper and more sympathetic knowledge of Christ, his message and his Church. Connections between the living Church and contemporary culture are explored in terms of what it means to be a responsible adolescent developing within a community of disciples in the context of a secular, pluralistic world. In the Family Life Education strand, students explore a variety of topics related to the themes of personhood, interpersonal relationships and sexuality.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: HRE1O - Discipleship and Culture
World Religions: Faith and Culture HRE3M
This course enables students to learn about the beliefs, traditions and practices of some of the Great Religions of the world. Students will explore the religious experience in its varied manifestations throughout human history and expressed through different forms of sacred language, ritual and life-style. While focusing on the faith journey of the Catholic and other Christian communities throughout the ages, students will also learn about the Church's interaction with other religions, particularly, Judaism, Islam and the Spiritual heritage of Canada's Native People. Students will recognize the connections between religion and the development of civilizations and the impact of religion on human experience. Students will learn to appreciate further their own unique Catholic heritage while developing a respectful understanding of other religions. In the Family Life Education strand, students explore a variety of topics related to the themes of personhood, family relationships and sexuality.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
World Religions: Faith & Culture HRE3O
This course will fulfil the expectations of the Church in its desire that Catholic students develop an objective and respectful understanding of non-Christian religions from the perspective of the Catholic tradition. Students will explore the universal themes within the world’s major religious traditions. Within a contemporary cultural context, students will explore the encounter between Christianity and other religious traditions. For all students, this course will help break down prejudice about other religions, and for some they may lead to a deeper understanding and more authentic adherence to the teachings of the Church concerning spiritual and moral truth. At no time will Christianity be presented as “one among many” searches for meaning available to students. Christian Service component.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Church and Culture HRE4M
This course is directed toward the clear identification of Catholic moral principles and the concrete application of these principles in the lives of students. The course proceeds fro foundational beliefs rooted in Sacred Scripture concerning justice and peace to an exploration of the principles that shape Christian life. In the Family Life Education strand, students explore a variety of topics related to the themes of personhood, interpersonal relationships and sexuality.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
Church and Culture HRE4O
This course assists students in their development of the skills and knowledge necessary to live lives of full maturity. Within the Catholic faith tradition, it is believed that this growth towards human maturity is best served when students are able to define themselves authentically in relation to their God, to other people and to their world. In the Family Life Education strand, students explore a variety of topics related to the themes of personhood, interpersonal relationships and sexuality. Students will demonstrate a knowledge of the prophetic tradition in Scripture, become familiar with the social teachings of the Catholic church, explore contemporary notions of spirituality and proyerb, and recognize the importance, power, and potential of the human person in relation to morality and personal choices concerning future life paths.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
Philosophy: Questions and Theories HZT4UR
This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply their knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy (the course will cover at least three of the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, aesthetics). Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. They will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
Contemporary Indigenous Issues and Perspectives in a Global Context NDW4M
This course examines global issues from the perspectives of indigenous peoples. Students will explore the depth and diversity of indigenous cultures, traditions, and knowledge. Students will consider how diverse indigenous communities persevere despite current global environmental and economic trends, and will investigate topics such as identity, social justice, human rights and abuses, spirituality, resistance, and advocacy for change.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities.