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Grade 11 Courses
Grade 11 students may also choose electives from the Grade 12 lists if no prerequisites are required or if they have fulfilled the prerequisites.

Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic - Compulsory (CHC2D)
Description :
This course explores the local, national, and global forces that have shaped Canada's national identity from World War I to the present. Students will investigate the challenges presented by economic, social, and technological changes and explore the contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian culture and society during this period. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate various interpretations of the issues and events of the period and to present their own points of view.
Prerequisite : None

English, Grade 11, University Preparation- Compulsory (ENG3U)
Description : This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on understanding the development of the English language.
Prerequisite : English, Grade 10, Academic

Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation - Compulsory (MCR3U)
Description : 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; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
Prerequisite : Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic

Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (MCF3M) - Elected Compulsory
Description : 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 applications. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
Prerequisite : Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic, or Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied

Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College Preparation (MBF3C) - Elected Compulsory
Description : 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; investigate situations involving exponential growth; solve problems involving compound interest; solve financial problems connected with vehicle ownership; develop their ability to reason by collecting, analysing, and evaluating data involving one variable; connect probability and statistics; and solve problems in geometry and trigonometry. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.
Prerequisite : Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied

American History, Grade 11, University Preparation - Elective (CHA3U)
Description : This course examines the development of American social, political, and economic structures from colonial times to the present. Students will analyse the chronology of events and evaluate the roles played by specific individuals and groups throughout American history. Students will conduct research and analysis, and communicate, in a variety of ways, their knowledge and understanding of the country that is Canada's closest neighbour and most important cultural influence and economic partner.
Prerequisite : Canadian History Since World War 1, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation - Elective (SBI3U)
Description : This course furthers students' understanding of the processes involved in biological systems. Students will study cellular functions, genetic continuity, internal systems and regulation, the diversity of living things, and the anatomy, growth, and functions of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.
Prerequisite : Science, Grade 10, Academic

Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation - Elective (SCH3U)
Description : This course focuses on the concepts and theories that form the basis of modern chemistry. Students will study the behaviours of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions; investigate changes and relationships in chemical systems; and explore how chemistry is used in developing new products and processes that affect our lives and our environment. Emphasis will also be placed on the importance of chemistry in other branches of science.
Prerequisite : Science, Grade 10, Academic

Dramatic Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation - Elective (ADA3M)
Description :
This course requires students to create and to perform dramatic presentations. Students will analyse, interpret, and perform works of drama from various cultures, including Western plays from around 1900. Students will also do research on different acting styles and conventions for their presentations, create original works, and analyse the functions of playwright, director, actor, producer, designer, technician, and audience.
Prerequisite : Dramatic Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

Fashion Design, Grade 11, University/College Preparation - Elective (AWI3M)
Description : This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will explore a range of subject matter through studio activities, and will consolidate their practical skills. Students will also analyze art works and study aspects of Western art history, as well as art forms from Canada and other parts of the world. Students will learn about the world of Fashion Design, the development of industrial sewing skills, the study of the fashion curve and personal wardrobe planning.
Prerequisite : Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10 Open

Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation - Elective (BAF3M)
Description : 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

French (Core), Grade 11, University Preparation - Elective (FSF3U)
Description :
This course draws on a variety of themes to promote extensive development of reading and writing skills and to reinforce oral communication skills. Students will gain a greater understanding of French-speaking cultures in Canada and around the world through their reading of a variety of materials, including a short novel or a play. Students will produce various written assignments, including a formal essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course.
Prerequisite : Core French, Grade 10, Academic

Genocide: Historical and Contemporary Implications, Grade 11, College/University Preparation - (CHG38)
Description : This course investigates examples of genocide in the twentieth and twentyfirst centuries, including the Holocaust,Armenia, and Rwanda. Students will investigate the terms genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes and explore them through the lens of historical analysis. Students will examine identity formation and how "in groups" and "out groups" are created, including an analysis of how bias, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination impact on various groups. Throughout the course, students will gain an understanding of the role of perpetrator, victim, bystander, rescuer, opportunist, and resister. As the course unfolds students will be challenged to draw appropriate connections between the history of genocide and Canadian history.
Prerequisite : Canadian History Since World War 1, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 11, Open - Elective (PPL3O)
Description : 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 practise 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

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation - Elective (HSP3M)
Description : This course introduces the theories, questions, and issues that are the major concerns of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the way social scientists approach the topics they study and the research methods they employ. Students will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues that have captured the interest of classical and contemporary social scientists in the three disciplines.
Prerequisite : None

Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, College Preparation - Elective (BMI3C)
Description : 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

Media Arts, Grade 11, Open - Elective (ASM3O)
Description :
This course emphasizes the development of the knowledge and skills required for the production of media art works (e.g., robosculpture, photocopy art, computer animation with synthesized sound). Students will develop an appreciation of the history of media arts through analysing specific works, and will create media art works using a variety of technologies (e.g., digital camera, photo-imaging software, computermodelling software, synthesizer, videotape, multi-track sound recording).
Prerequisite : Any Grade 9 or 10 course in the Arts

Media Studies, Grade 11, Open - Elective (EMS3O)
Description :
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.
Prerequisite : English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Personal and Fitness Activities, Grade 11, Open - Elective (PAF3O)
Description :
This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable fitness focused activities. This course will teach the student about weight training, cardiovascular training, strength and endurance as well as flexibility training and nutrition. Students will be encouraged to develop and follow their own gym fitness plan and will be given the tools to achieve their healthy fitness goals. The student will determine the emphasis of his/her program. Fitness levels will be monitored regularly. Evaluation will be based on the student's ability to reach goals established jointly with the teacher, effort, participation, and record keeping. Health components follow the PPL3O course so therefore, both courses cannot be taken for credit. Students will gain decision-making skills, improve communication skills and develop organizational skills.
Prerequisites: None

Photography, Grade 11, University/College Preparation - Elective (AWQ3M)
Description : This course focuses on studio activities in digital photography studies. Students will create art works that explore a wide range of subject matter, and will evaluate art works, providing grounds for their aesthetic judgments. They will also examine historical, stylistic, and cultural contexts of Western art (including Canadian art) and art from various world cultures to support their study of specific media. This course will involve the use of a digital camera, laptop computer, shooting and digital photo techniques using Photoshop CS or CS2. Required equipment: Digital camera (minimum 3 megapixel, 5 megapixel or higher ideal) and a laptop computer.
Prerequisite : Any Arts Course

Physical Geography: Patterns, Processes, and Interactions, Grade 11 University/College Preparation - Elective (CGF3M)
Description :
This course examines the main elements of the physical environment (climate, soils, landforms, oceans, vegetation), the processes that shape them, and the relationship between the environment and human beings. Students will apply a wide range of geographic tools and methods to explore the distribution and ongoing evolution of the elements of the physical environment on a variety of scales, from local to global.
Prerequisite : Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation - Elective (SPH3U)
Description :
This course develops students' understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will study the laws of dynamics and explore different kinds of forces, the quantification and forms of energy (mechanical, sound, light, thermal, and electrical), and the way energy is transformed and transmitted. They will develop scientific-inquiry skills as they verify accepted laws and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from their investigations. Students will also analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
Prerequisite : Science, Grade 10, Academic

The Individual and the Economy, Grade 11, University/College Preparation - Elective (CIE3M)
Description :
This course explores economic concepts relating to the Canadian economic system that will help students make informed decisions about how to use resources to satisfy wants and needs. Students will use economic concepts and models, as well as methods of economic inquiry, to analyse the choices they will make during their lives as consumers, contributors, and citizens in a mixed economy.
Prerequisite : Canadian History Since World War 1, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, University/College - Elective (CLU3M)
Description :
This course explores legal issues that directly affect students' lives. Students will acquire a practical knowledge of Canada's legal system and learn how to analyse legal issues. They will also be given opportunities to develop informed opinions on legal issues and to defend those opinions and communicate legal knowledge in a variety of ways and settings, including legal research projects, mock trials, and debates.
Prerequisite : Canadian History Since World War 1, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation - Elective (AVI3M)
Description :
This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will explore a range of subject matter through studio activities, and will consolidate their practical skills. Students will also analyse art works and study aspects of Western art history, as well as art forms from Canada and other parts of the world.
Prerequisite : Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

World History to the Sixteenth Century, Grade 11, University/College Preparation - Elective (CHW3M)
Description :
This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century. Students will analyse diverse societies from around the world, with particular regard to the political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that form the foundation of the modern world. They will examine the influence of selected individuals and groups, as well as of particular innovations, and will develop skills of historical inquiry, organization, analysis, and communication.
Prerequisite : Canadian History Since World War 1, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

World Religions: Beliefs, Issues, and Religious Traditions, Grade 11, University/College Preparation - Elective (HRT3M)
Description :
This course enables students to discover what others believe and how they live, and to appreciate their own unique heritage. Students will learn about the teachings and traditions of a variety of religions, the connections between religion and the development of civilizations, the place and function of religion in human experience, and the influence of a broad range of religions on contemporary society. This course also introduces students to skills used in researching and investigating world religions.
Prerequisite : None