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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.

eCourse – Canadian History Since World War I CHC2DE

This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 10

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

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

eCourse-Financial Accounting Fundamentals BAF3ME

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11

eCourse-Entrepreneurship: The Venture BDI3CE

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11

eCourse-Marketing: Goods, Services, Events BMI3CE

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11

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

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 – Canadian Geography – Academic or CGC1PI – Canadian Geography – Applied

eCourse-Understanding Canadian Law CLU3ME

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2DI – Canadian History since World War I or CHC2DE – eCourse – Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2PI – Canadian History since World War I

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

eCourse-English ENG3UE

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – English

eCourse – World Religions and Belief Traditions HRT3ME

This course engages students in the examination of world religions, particularly Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Spiritualities and a locally appropriate religious tradition. This is a survey course that will help students understand the basic similarities and differences between the religious traditions so they can interact with others with acceptance and familiarity. We live in a multi-faith global community. With the knowledge of this course, students ought to be able to understand more clearly the world’s religious affairs.
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

eCourse-Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology HSP3UE

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: The Grade 10 academic course in English, or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies)

eCourse – Health for Life PPZ3CE

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

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

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 – 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

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

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 or NDW4MI – Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context

eCourse-Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals BOH4ME

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: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12

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 – 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

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

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – English or ENG3UE – eCourse-English

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

Religious Education – Church & Culture HRE4ME

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of how the Church engages contemporary culture with faith and reason, in pursuit of love, justice, and the common good. Students will have opportunity to learn how living the Baptismal vocation to a virtuous life, filled with the joy of the Gospel and nurtured by the sacraments, can transform them and society from within, allowing God to reign in human hearts. Students will also refine research and inquiry skills.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12

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 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 their own experiences (i.e., Theological Reflection). 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 everyday human living, understanding who we are, what we are called to be, and living in relationships, including marriage, and family life are explored from a Catholic perspective. Students are challenged to adopt the Christian stance in the political world.
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

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.
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.
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-Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context NDW4ME

This course examines historical and contemporary issues of concern to Indigenous peoples from a global perspective. Students will explore the richness, depth, and diversity of Indigenous cultures, traditions and knowledge. They will consider how diverse Indigenous communities persevere despite recent global environmental and economic trends. Topics such as identity, social justice, human rights and abuses, spirituality, resistance and protest for change will be investigated.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 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.

eCourse – Introductory Kinesiology PSK4UE

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education.

eCourse-Earth and Space Science SES4UE

This course develops students’ understanding of Earth and its place in the universe. Students will investigate the properties of and forces in the universe and solar system and analyse techniques scientists use to generate knowledge about them. Students will closely examine the materials of Earth, its internal and surficial processes, and its geological history, and will learn how Earth’s systems interact and how they have changed over time. Throughout the course, students will learn how these forces, processes, and materials affect their daily lives. The course draws on biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics in its consideration of geological and astronomical processes that can be observed directly or inferred from other evidence.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2DI – Science

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