eLearning 2017-06-14T15:54:38+00:00

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board will once again be offering eLearning courses this School year. They are available to any WCDSB secondary student that is interested in taking an eLearning course.

ELearning courses are self-directed and require a great deal of independent motivation to complete. As a participant, you should expect to spend at least six hours each week of the semester. If you are wondering if eLearning would be a good fit for you, please speak with your guidance counsellor for more information. Students should attempt to take all courses face-to-face, however ELearning is a good alternative when face-to-face classes are not available.

Please find here a listing of potential eLearning courses that may be offered by the WCDSB and its secondary schools.
Though these courses are being offered if there is not sufficient enrollment the course will not run.

eLearning is not for all students. Though most students have the ability to successfully complete these courses, experience has shown that the students who are successful can: motivate themselves, initiate the tasks themselves, focus on the tasks, complete the tasks, organize themselves, create their own timelines to complete tasks, find the time, see the benefit, and ask for help when necessary.

The majority of the eLearning courses are offered at St. David as classroom courses too. Career Cruising asks students to submit their e-mails and if any of these courses are going to be offered as eLearning courses, students will be contacted by Guidance.

If you have any more questions please contact your Guidance counsellor.

Thank you.

eCourse – Information & Communication Technology in Business BTT1OE
This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.
COURSE NOTE: This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This course is recommended for Grade 11/12 students who need a Business course for their OSSD. This is a Semester 1 course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor to discuss taking this course.

eCourse – Information & Communication Technology in Business BTT2OE
This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.
COURSE NOTE: This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This course is recommended for Grade 11/12 students who need a Business course for their OSSD. This is a Semester 1 course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor to discuss taking this course.

eCourse – Civics CHV2OE
This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.
COURSE NOTE: This course is offered as a F2F course and is also designed for Grade 11s and 12s who have not successfully completed the course in Grade 10. You will be contacted by Guidance if you are a candidate for this course. This is both a Semester 1 and Semester 2 course offering.
CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please meet with your Guidance Counsellor to discuss taking this course.

eCourse – Career Studies GLC2OE
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends,work opportunities, and ways to search for work.The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.
COURSE NOTE: This course is designed for Grade 11s and 12s who have not successfully completed the course in Grade 10. This course is offered both in Semester 1 and Semester 2.
CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please meet with your Guidance Counsellor to discuss this course.

eCourse – Science – Environmental SVN3EE
This course provides WORKPLACE pathway students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in work and life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the impact of human activities on the environment; human health and the environment; energy conservation; resource science and management; and safety and environmental responsibility in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on relevant, practical applications and current topics in environmental science, with attention to the refinement of students’ literacy and mathematical literacy skills as well as the development of their scientific and environmental literacy.
COURSE NOTE: This course is not offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This is a Semester 1 course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Essential GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied, or a Grade 9 or 10 locally developed compulsory credit (LDCC) course in science

eCourse – Introduction to Computer Science ICS3UE
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.
COURSE NOTE: eCourse only. This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This is a Semester 2 course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 11
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor.

eCourse – World Religions and Belief Traditions HRT3ME
This course provides students with opportunities to explore various world religions and belief traditions. Students will develop knowledge of the terms and concepts relevant to this area of study, will examine the ways in which religions and belief traditions meet various human needs, and will learn about the relationship between belief and action. They will examine sacred writings and teachings, considers how concepts of time and place influence different religions and belief traditions, and develop research and inquiry skills related to the study of human expressions of belief.
COURSE NOTE: eCourse only. This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This is a Semester 1 course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 11
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor to sign up for this course.

eCourse – Environmental Science SVN3ME
This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the role of science in addressing contemporary environmental challenges; the impact of the environment on human health; sustainable agriculture and forestry; the reduction and management of waste; and the conservation of energy. Students will increase their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships
between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.
COURSE NOTE: eCourse only. This course is NOT offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This is a Semester 2 course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2PI – Science or SNC2DI – Science
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor to sign up for this course.

eCourse – Biology SBI3CE
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This course is recommended for Grade 11/12 students who need a Science course for their OSSD. This is a Semester 2 course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2DI – Science or SNC2PI – Science
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor to discuss taking this course.

eCourse – Information & Communication Tech: Digital Environment BTA3OE
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 post secondary studies.
COURSE NOTE: This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course as eLearning. This is a Semester 2 course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor to discuss eLearning.

eCourse – Travel and Tourism: A Regional Geographic Perspective CGG3OE
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course IS NOT offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This is a Semester 2 course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CGC1DI – Issues in Canadian Geography or CGC1PI – Issues in Canadian Geography
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor to discuss eLearning.

eCourse – Media Studies EMS3OE
This course emphasizes 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.
COURSE NOTE: This course is not offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This is a Semester 2 course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – English or ENG2PI – English
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor to discuss eLearning.

eCourse – Health for Life PPZ3OE
This course helps students develop a personalized approach to healthy living. Students will examine the factors that affect their own health and the health of individuals as members of the community. They will learn about the components of the Vitality approach to healthy living – an initiative that promotes healthy eating, an active lifestyle, and a positive self-image. Throughout this course, students will develop the skills necessary to take charge of and improve their own health, as well as to encourage others to lead healthy lives.
COURSE NOTE: This course is NOT offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This is a Semester 1 and Semester 2 course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor to discuss eLearning.

eCourse – World Issues: A Geographic Analysis CGW4UE
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 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.
COURSE NOTE: This course IS NOT offered as a F2F course for 2015-2016 – but it will be offered in the future. Please book an appointment with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This is a Semester 1 course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

eCourse – Analysing Current Economic Issues CIA4UE
This course examines current Canadian and international economic issues, developments, policies, and practices from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the decisions that individuals and institutions, including governments, make in response to economic issues such as globalization, trade agreements, economic inequalities, regulation, and public spending. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, as well as economic models and theories, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about, economic trade-offs, growth, and sustainability and related economic issues.
COURSE NOTE: eCourse only. This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This is a Semester 2 course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

eCourse – English – University level ENG4UE
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This course is offered in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – English
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor to discuss eLearning.

eCourse – Studies in Literature ETS4UE
This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism. 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.
COURSE NOTE: This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This course is offered in Semester 2.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – English
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: This is an eLearning course, please see your Guidance Counsellor to sign up for this course. Thank you.

eCourse – Writer’s Craft EWC4UE
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
COURSE NOTE: This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This course is offered in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – English
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor.

eCourse – Challenge and Change in Society eCourse HSB4UE
This course examines the theories and methodologies used in anthropology, psychology, and sociology to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society. Students will analyse cultural, social, and biological patterns in human societies, looking at the ways in which those patterns change over time. Students will also explore the ideas of classical and contemporary social theorists, and will apply those ideas to the analysis of contemporary trends.
COURSE NOTE: This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This course is offered in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any college, university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

eCourse – Philosophy HZT4UE
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This course is offered in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

eCourse – Financial Accounting Principles BAT4ME
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This course is offered in Semester 1.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3MI – Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor.

eCourse – International Business Fundamentals BBB4ME
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. This course prepares students for postsecondary programs in business, including international business, marketing, and management.
COURSE NOTE: This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This course is offered in Semester 1.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3MI – Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or CGW4UI – Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis or HSB4UI – Challenge and Change in Society or HSB4UE – eCourse – Challenge and Change in Society eCourse
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor.

eCourse – English – College level ENG4CE
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This course is offered in Semester 1.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3CI – English
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor about this course.

eCourse – Religious Education – Church & Culture HRE4OE
This course has the aim of assisting students in understanding themselves as moral persons living the way of Christ through an examination of ethical theories, the revelation of Sacred Scripture, and the experience and teaching of the Catholic Church. It engages students in critical reflection on significant contemporary moral and ethical issues in light of Scripture, Church teaching, and important thinkers. Social and ecological justice issues are explored along with a study of topics that focus on Christian mercy and forgiveness. The graces and challenges of relationships, marriage, and family life are explored from a Catholic perspective. Students are challenged to articulate and adopt the Christian stance in the political world. This course also enables students to explore the moral principles of the Church and how these principles relate to them as individuals, and to contemporary culture as a whole. Students explore the role played by the Christian Scriptures, prayer, ritual, and the sacraments as they discern and live out their Christian vocation in their lives. This course also introduces students to skills used in researching and investigating contemporary moral issues and the guiding principles and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
COURSE NOTE: This course IS offered at St. David as a F2F course. Please book an app’t with your Guidance Counsellor if you are considering taking this course. This course is offered in Semester 2.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 12
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please meet with your Guidance Counsellor to discuss taking this course.