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Grade 11 Courses

Arts: Visual, Media & Dramatic

DRAMA 11, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION (ADA3M)

This course requires students to create and perform in dramatic presentations. Students will analyse, interpret, and perform dramatic works from various cultures and time periods. Students will research various acting styles and conventions that could be used in their presentations, and analyse the functions of playwrights, directors, actors, designers, technicians, and audiences. (Prerequisite: Drama, Grade 9 or 10, Open)

MEDIA ARTS 11, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION (ASM3M)

This course focuses on the development of media arts skills through the production of art works involving traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques such as new media, computer animation, and web environments. Students will explore the evolution of media arts as an extension of traditional art forms, use the creative process to produce effective media art works, and critically analyse the unique characteristics of this art form. Students will examine the role of media artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity, culture, and community values. (Prerequisite: Media Arts, Grade 10, Open, or any Grade 9 or 10 arts course)

VISUAL ARTS 11, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION (AVI3M)

This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work that will include drawing, painting, sculpting, photography and interior design, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emerging technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. (Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open)

Business

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS 11, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE (BAF3M)

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 current issues and ethics in accounting. (Prerequisite: None)

MARKETING: GOODS, SERVICES, EVENTS 11, COLLEGE PREPARATION (BMI3C)

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)

Canadian & World Studies: Geography

FORCES OF NATURE: PHYSICAL PROCESSES AND DISASTERS 11, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION (CGF3M)

This course examines Earth’s physical patterns and processes and how they create natural disasters and can contribute to human disasters. Students will explore how physical processes related to Earth’s water, land, and air, as well as interactions between these systems, can affect the planet and its people. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate Earth’s natural processes, to make predictions related to natural disasters, and to create plans to prepare for and/ or respond to them. (Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography 9, Academic or Applied)

Canadian & World Studies: History

AMERICAN HISTORY 11, UNIVERSITY PREPARATION (CHA3U)

This course traces the social, economic, and political development of the United States from colonial times to the present. Students will explore the historical context of key developments that shaped the United States, its identity and culture, and its role in the global community. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating forces in American history. (Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I 10, Academic or Applied)

WORLD HISTORY TO THE END OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY 11, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION (CHW3M)

This course explores the history of various societies around the world, from earliest times to around 1500 CE. Students will examine life in and the legacy of various ancient and pre-modern societies throughout the world, including those in, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating social, political, and economic structures and historical forces at work in various societies and in different historical eras. (Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I 10, Academic or Applied)

Canadian & World Studies: Law

UNDERSTANDING CANADIAN LAW 11, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION (CLU3M)

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 rights and freedoms in Canada, our legal system, and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. Students will use case studies and apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal inquiry process to develop legal reasoning skills and to formulate and communicate informed interpretations of legal issues, and they will develop the ability to advocate for new laws. (Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I Grade 10, Academic or Applied)

Canadian & World Studies: Politics and Economics

THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE ECONOMY 11, UNIVERSITY/ COLLEGE PREPARATION (CIE3M)

This course explores challenges facing the Canadian economy as well as the implications of various responses to these challenges. Students will explore the economic role of business, labour, and government, as well as their own role as individual consumers and contributors, and how all of these influence stability and variability in the Canadian economy. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, including economic models, to investigate the impact of economic decisions. (Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I 10, Academic or Applied)

Computer Science

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE 11, UNIVERSITY PREPARATION (ICS3U)

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, Recommended Introduction to Computer Science 10, Open)

English

ENGLISH 11, UNIVERSITY PREPARATION (ENG3U)

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. (Prerequisite: English 10, Academic)

English: Optional

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, ESL LEVEL 3, OPEN (ESLCO)

This course further extends students’skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English for a variety of everyday and academic purposes. Students will make short classroom oral presentations; read a variety of adapted and original texts in English; and write using a variety of text forms. As well, students will expand their academic vocabulary and their study skills to facilitate their transition to the mainstream school program. This course also introduces students to the rights and responsibilities inherent in Canadian citizenship, and to a variety of current Canadian issues. (Prerequisite: ESL Level 2 or equivalent)

PRESENTATION AND SPEAKING SKILLS 11, OPEN (EPS3O)

This course emphasizes the knowledge and skills required to plan and make effective presentations and to speak effectively in both formal and informal contexts, using such forms as reports, speeches, debates, panel discussions, storytelling, recitations, interviews, and multimedia presentations. Students will research and analyse the content and characteristics of convincing speeches and the techniques of effective speakers; design and rehearse presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences; select and use visual and technological aids to enhance their message; and assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ presentations. (Prerequisite: English, Grade10, Academic or Applied)

Humanities & Social Science

INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, & SOCIOLOGY 11, UNIVERSITY PREPARATION (HSP3U)

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, 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)

WORLD RELIGIONS AND BELIEF TRADITIONS: PERSPECTIVES, ISSUES AND CHALLENGES 11, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION (HRT3M)

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, consider 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. (Prerequisite: None)

Mathematics

FOUNDATIONS FOR COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 11, COLLEGE PREPARATION (MBF3C)

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as a problem solving tool in the real world. Students will extend their understanding of quadratic relations, as well as of measurement and geometry; investigate situations involving exponential growth; solve problems involving compound interest; solve financial problems connected with vehicle ownership; and develop their ability to reason by collecting, analyzing, evaluating data involving one and two variables. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking. (Prerequisite: Foundation of Mathematics 10, Applied or Principles of Mathematics 10, Academic)

FUNCTIONS 11, UNIVERSITY PREPARATION (MCR3U)

This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; and develop facility in simplifying polynomial and rational expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. (Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics 10, Academic)

FUNCTIONS AND APPLICATIONS 11, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION (MCF3M)

This course introduces basic features of the function by extending students’ experiences with quadratic relations. It focuses on quadratic, trigonometric, and exponential functions and their use in modelling real-world situations. Students will represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; simplify expressions; solve equations; and solve problems relating to financial and trigonometric applications. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. (Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics 10, Academic or Foundations of Mathematics 10, Applied)

Modern Languages

CORE FRENCH 11, UNIVERSITY PREPARATION (FSF3U)

This course offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in French with greater independence. Students will develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and exploring a variety of oral and written texts. They will continue to broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning. (Prerequisite: Core French 10, Academic)

SPANISH LEVEL 3, UNIVERSITY PREPARATION (LWSCU)

This course offers students opportunities to further develop competence and confidence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Students will participate in interactive activities (e.g., discussions about literature, travel, shopping) in which they will further develop their knowledge of linguistic elements. They will continue to explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where the language is spoken, including fashion, historical figures, art, and architecture. Students will enhance their critical and creative thinking skills through reading diverse materials, including original literature, and will explore a variety of personal and professional contexts in which knowledge of Spanish is required. (Prerequisite: Spanish Level 2, Academic)

Physical & Health Education

The underlying goals of the Physical and Health Education program at Metro Prep are:

  • to improve overall fitness and motor development;
  • to increase motivation to be physically active; and
  • to provide an enjoyable, successful experience in exercise and sport.

HEALTHY ACTIVE LIVING EDUCATION 11, OPEN (PPL3O)

This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students' interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills and will be given opportunities to practice goal-setting, decision-making, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety. (Prerequisite: None)

PERSONAL AND FITNESS ACTIVITIES 11, OPEN (PAF30)

The focus of this course is to develop a healthy active lifestyle through strength training and cardiovascular fitness activities. The students will learn how to develop a safe, personal strength training program based on the latest scientific theories of strength training. The course will be based on the “Vitality” approach to health, which emphasizes, good nutrition, being active and a positiveself-image. Studentstakingthiscoursewillbeveryactive in personal fitness activities including weight training, aerobics, and cardiovascular training. (Co-ed) (Prerequisite: None)

Sciences

BIOLOGY 11, UNIVERSITY PREPARATION (SBI3U)

This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation. (Prerequisite: Science10, Academic)

CHEMISTRY 11, UNIVERSITY PREPARATION (SCH3U)

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 10, Academic)

PHYSICS 11, UNIVERSITY PREPARATION (SPH3U)

This course develops students' understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment. (Prerequisite: Science 10, Academic)

Technological Education

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: BROADCAST AND PRINT PRODUCTION 11, OPEN (TGJ3O)

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of graphic communication, printing and publishing, audio and video production, and broadcast journalism. Students will work both independently and as part of a production team to design and produce media products in a project-driven environment. Practical projects may include the making of signs, yearbooks, video and/or audio productions, newscasts, and documentaries. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields. (Prerequisite: None)