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Courses 2022-23

In order to meet the COVID19 safety protocols for staff and students in our board, we have made some adjustments to our AMDEC program for the 2022-23 school year, as follows::

  • All AMDEC courses are semestered
  • Students can take a maximum of 4 courses per semester.
  • Semester 1 classes begin on September 6, 2022 and finish February 1, 2023.
  • Semester 2 classes begin on February 3, 2023 and finish June 29, 2023.

Click the following links for the Course lists for each semester.

2022-2023 Semester 1 & 2 AMDEC Courses Master List

Please consult your Guidance Counsellor when making your course selections. Course prerequisites and required texts/materials are identified in the course descriptions.

Required course materials:

The following are required for all AMDEC courses:

  • Adobe Reader
  • Google Docs or OpenOffice/LibreOffice or Microsoft Office
  • An appropriate device with speakers and a microphone
  • The ability to record and submit voice and video files

Course prerequisites and required course materials (not supplied by AMDEC), in addition to the list above, are identified in the course descriptions.

 

Grade 9 Course List (none offered at this time)

Grade 10 Course List

FSF2D | Applied Core French, Grade 10, Academic (Semester 1 & 2)

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about
personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing
independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in
guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will develop their
skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the selective use of strategies
that contribute to effective communication. They will also increase their understanding
and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills
necessary for lifelong language learning.

Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

Required Course Materials: None

Grade 11 Course List

BAF3M | Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (Semester 2)

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting. Students will develop financial analysis and decision-making skills that will assist them in future studies and/or career opportunities in business. Students will acquire an understanding of accounting for a service and a merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial analysis, and ethics and current issues in accounting.

Prerequisite: None

Required Course Materials:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Sage Business Cloud Accounting (Sage One)". Access instructions provided by your instructor after school start.
BDI3C | Entrepreneurship:The Venture, Grade 11, College Preparation (Semester 1 & 2)

This course focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their goals. Students will create a venture plan for a school-based or student-run business.Through hands-on experiences, students will have opportunities to develop the values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs.

Prerequisite: None

Required Course Materials: None

BMI3C | Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, College Preparation (Semester 2)

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of product marketing, which includes the marketing of goods, services, and events. Students will examine how trends, issues, global economic changes, and information technology influence consumer buying habits. Students will engage in marketing research, develop marketing strategies, and produce a marketing plan for a product of their choice.

Prerequisite: None

Required Course Materials: None

BMX3E | Marketing: Retail and Service, Grade 11,Workplace Preparation (Semester 1)

This course focuses on marketing activities in the retail and service sectors. Students will examine trends and global influences on marketing decisions, and will learn about the importance of customer service in developing a customer base and maintaining customer loyalty.Through hands-on learning, students will develop personal selling and information technology skills that will prepare them for a variety of marketing-related positions in the workplace.

Prerequisite: None

Required Course Materials: None

BTA3O | Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open (Semester 2)

This course prepares students for the digital environment. Using a hands-on approach, students
will further develop information and communication technology skills through the use of
common business software applications.The concept and operation of e-business will be
explored, and students will design and create an e-business website.The skills developed in this
course will prepare students for success in the workplace and/or postsecondary studies.

Prerequisite: None

Required Course Materials: None

CGG3O | Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective, Grade 11, Open (Semester 1 & 2)

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.

Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

Required Course Materials: None

CLU3E | Understanding Canadian Law in Everyday Life, Grade 11 Workplace Preparation (Semester 2)

This course enables students to develop a practical understanding of laws that affect
the everyday lives of people in Canada, including their own lives. Students will gain
an understanding of the need for laws, and of their rights, freedoms, and responsibilities
under Canadian law. Topics include laws relating to marriage, the workplace, cyberbullying,
and criminal offences. Students will begin to develop legal reasoning skills and will apply
the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process when investigating
legal issues that are relevant to life in Canada today.

Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied,
or the locally developed compulsory course (LDCC) in Canadian history

Required Course Materials: None

CLU3M | Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11 University/College Preparation (Semester 2)

This course explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the
lives of people in Canada. Students will gain an understanding of laws relating to rights
and freedoms in Canada; our legal system; and family, contract, employment, tort, and
criminal law. Students will develop legal reasoning skills and will apply the concepts of
legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process when investigating a range of legal
issues and formulating and communicating informed opinions about them.

Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Required Course Materials: None

FSF3U | Core French, Grade 11, University (Semester 1)

This course offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in French with greater independence. Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as their creative and critical thinking skills, through responding to and exploring a variety of oral and written texts. They will also broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 10, Academic

Required Course Materials: None

HFC3E | Food and Culture, Grade 11 Workplace Preparation (Semester 1 & 2)

This course focuses on the flavours, aromas, cooking techniques, foods, and cultural traditions of world cuisines. Students will demonstrate the ability to cook with ingredients and equipment from a range of cultures, describe food-related etiquette in a variety of countries and cultures, and explore ways in which Canadian food choices and traditions have been influenced by other cultures. Students will have opportunities to develop practical skills and apply research skills as they investigate
foods and food practices from around the world.

Prerequisite: None

Required Course Materials: None

HLS3O | Housing and Home Design, Grade 11, Open (Semester 1 & 2)

This course introduces students to a range of issues related to housing and home design. Students will learn about the needs that housing fulfils; housing options; home maintenance and safety; and environmental, economic, legal, and social considerations related to housing. They will use the elements and principles of design to analyse design and decorating decisions. Students will develop research skills as they investigate issues related to housing and home design.

Prerequisite: None

Required Course Materials: None

HPW3C | Working With Infants and Young Children, Grade 11 College Preparation (Semester 1 & 2)

This course prepares students for occupations involving children from birth to six years of age. Students will study theories about child behaviour and development, and will have opportunities for research and observation and for practical experiences with young children. Students will become familiar with occupational opportunities and requirements related to working with infants and young children. They will also have opportunities to develop research and critical-thinking skills as they investigate and evaluate current research about early childhood education.

Prerequisite: None

Required Course Materials: None

HSG3M | Gender Studies, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (Semester 2)

This course enables students to explore the social construction of gender. Students will learn about the dynamic nature of gender roles and norms; sexism and power relations; and the impact of representations of women and men in the media, popular culture, and the arts. Students will analyse a range of gender equity issues, including gender-based violence and workplace equity, in both Canadian and global contexts. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a
social action initiative relating to gender equity.

 Prerequisite: None

Required Course Materials: None

HSP3U | Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, University Preparation (Semester 1 & 2)

This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines.

Prerequisite: The Grade 10 academic course in English, or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies)

Required Course Materials: None

ICS3C | Introduction to Computer Programming, Grade 11 College Preparation (Semester 1)

This course introduces students to computer programming concepts and practices. Students will write and test computer programs, using various problem-solving strategies. They will learn the fundamentals of program design and apply a software development life-cycle model to a software development project. Students will also learn about computer environments and systems, and explore environmental issues related to computers, safe computing practices, emerging technologies, and postsecondary opportunities in computer-related fields.

Prerequisite: None

Required Course Materials: None

ICS3U | Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, University Preparation (Semester 1)

This course introduces students to computer science. Students will design software independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model. They will also write and use subprograms within computer programs. Students will develop creative solutions for various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows. They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer related fields.

Prerequisite: None

Required Course Materials: None

IDC3O | Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 11, Open (Semester 1)

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.

Prerequisite: None

Required Course Materials: None

NBE3C | English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11, College Preparation (Semester 1)

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of works in English by Aboriginal writers. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary and media works, and will develop an appreciation of the wealth and complexity of Aboriginal writing. Students will also write reports, correspondence, and persuasive essays, and analyse the relationship between media forms and audiences. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate voice and using business and technical language with precision and clarity.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Required Course Materials: None

NBE3U | English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11, University Preparation (Semester 2)

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills through  the study of works in English by Aboriginal writers. Through the analysis of literary
texts and media works, students will develop an appreciation of the wealth and complexity of
Aboriginal writing. Students will also conduct research and analyse the information gathered;
write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship between media forms and
audiences. An important focus will be the further development of students’ understanding of
English-language usage and conventions.

Prerequisite: : English, Grade 10, Academic

Required Course Materials: None

SCH3U | Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, University Preparation (Semester 1)

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.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic

Required Course Materials: None

Grade 12 Course List

BOH4M | Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (Semester 1 & 2)

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.

 Prerequisite: None

Required Course Materials: None

CLN4U | Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, University Preparation (Semester 1)

This course explores a range of contemporary legal issues and how they are addressed in both Canadian and international law. Students will develop an understanding of the principles of Canadian and international law and of issues related to human rights and freedoms, conflict resolution, and criminal, environmental, and workplace law, both in Canada and internationally. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process, and will develop legal reasoning skills, when investigating these and other issues in both Canadian and international contexts.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.

Required Course Materials: None

ENG4C | English, Grade 12, College Preparation (Semester 1 & 2)

This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, College Preparation

Required Course Materials: A novel for independent study (selected from an approved list provided by the teacher).

ENG4U | English, Grade 12, University Preparation (Semester 1 & 2)

This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation

Required Course Materials: Two novels for Independent Study (to be chosen from a list provided by the teacher). 

EWC4U | The Writer's Craft, Grade 12, University Preparation (Semester 1)

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.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation

Required Course Materials: None

FSF4U | Core French, Grade 12 University Preparation (Semester 2)

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.

 

Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 11, University Preparation

Required Course Materials: None

HHS4U | Families in Canada, Grade 12, University Preparation (Semester 1)

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.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

Required Course Materials: None

HIP4O | Personal Life Management, Grade 12, Open (Semester 1)

This course focuses on preparing students for living independently and working successfully with others. Students will learn to manage their personal resources to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, and housing. They will also learn about their personal, legal, and financial responsibilities and develop and apply interpersonal skills in order to make wise and responsible personal and occupational choices. Students will apply research and inquiry skills while investigating topics related to personal
life management. The course emphasizes the achievement of expectations through practical experiences.

Prerequisite: None

Required Course Materials: None

HNB4M | The World of Fashion, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (Semester 1)

This course gives students the opportunity to explore the world of fashion. Students will learn how to create a fashion product using various tools, techniques, and technologies while developing their practical skills. Students will learn about various factors that affect the global fashion industry, the needs of specialized markets, and the impact of fibre and fabric production and care. In addition, they will learn about social and historical influences on fashion. Students will apply research skills when investigating aspects of the fashion world.

Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

Required Course Materials: None

HSB4U | Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12, University Preparation (Semester 2)

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 analyse how and why cultural, social, and behavioural patterns change over time. They will explore the ideas of social theorists and use those ideas to analyse 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.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

Required Course Materials: None

ICS4U | Computer Science, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (Semester 2)

This course enables students to further develop 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.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, University Preparation

Required Course Materials: None

MCT4C | Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation (Semester 1 & 2)

This course enables students to extend their knowledge of functions. 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.

Prerequisite: Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation, or Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation

Required Course Materials: None

MDM4U | Mathematics of Data Management, Grade 12, University Preparation (Semester 2)

This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing and analysing large amounts of information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry out a culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to enter university programs in business, the social sciences, and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.

Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

Required Course Materials: None

MHF4U | Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation (Semester 1)

This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and 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.

Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation

Required Course Materials:  None

PSK4U | Introductory Kinesiology, Grade 12, University Preparation (Semester 2)

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 sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration

Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education

Required Course Materials: None

SNC4M | Science, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (Semester 2)

This course enables students, including those pursuing postsecondary 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.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic, or any Grade 11 university, university/college, or college preparation course in science

Required Course Materials: None

SCH4U | Chemistry, Grade 12 University Preparation (Semester 1)

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.

 

Prerequisite:  Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation

Required Course Materials: None