Personal Money Managment  - Workplace Preparation

This course encourages students to examine the economic choices they make as consumers and how they participate in a mixed economy. Students will gain practical experience of how to apply their knowledge to make informed economic decisions and improve their economic well-being, from personal money management, basics of investments, and building personal net worth. Students will become familiar with terms and concepts such as rates of inflation, interest, and unemployment.

Dynamics of Human Relationships  - Open Level

This course focuses on helping students understand the individual and group factors that contribute to healthy relationships. Students will examine the connections between their own self-concept and their interpersonal relationships. They will learn and practice strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships with friends, family, and community members, as well as with partners in intimate relationships.

Managing Life Resources - Open Level

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 to personal life management. The course emphasizes the achievement of expectations through practical experiences.

Parenting - Open Level

This course focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to promote the positive and healthy care of children with an emphasis on the early years of development. Students will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate and discipline effectively, and guide early behaviour.

Parenting & Human Development - Workplace Preparation

This course prepares students for occupations involving older children, and for the responsibility of parenting, with emphasis on school-age and adolescent children.  Students will learn, through practical experience in the community, how early child development affects later development, success in school, and personal and social well-being throughout life, and how children and parents change over time.  This course also develops students’ skills in researching and investigating various aspects of parenting and human development.

World Religions: Belifs and Daily Life - Open Level

This course introduces students to the range and diversity of world religions, and examines how systems of belief affect individual lives and social relationships. Students will learn about a variety of religious beliefs, teachings, traditions, and practices. The course also helps students to develop skills used in researching and investigating topics related to world religions.

Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology - College Preperation

This course introduces students to theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students learn about approaches and research methods used by social scientists. Students will be given opportunities to apply theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current issues within the three disciplines.

Philosophy: The Big Questions - Open Level

This course addresses three (or more) of the following questions: What is a person? What is a meaningful life? What are good and evil? What is a just society? What is human knowledge? How do we know what is beautiful in art, music, and literature? Students will learn critical thinking skills in evaluating philosophical arguments related to these questions, as well as skills used in researching and investigating various topics in philosophy.

PPZ30 - Health for Life  - Open Level

This course focuses on the development of a 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 competences 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.

 

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