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Please note that PCs are the recommended (and supported) computers for AMDEC's eLearning courses.

Course prerequisites and required texts/materials are identified in the course descriptions.
Required texts/materials are not supplied by AMDEC.

Grade 11 Courses - 2017-18

BAF3M

Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

BDI3C (Semester 2 Only)

Entrepreneurship: The Venture, Grade 11, College Preparation

BMI3C (Semester 1 Only)

Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, College Preparation

BTA3O

Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open

CGG3O

Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective, Grade 11, Open

CLU3M

Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

ENG3C

English, Grade 11, College Preparation

ENG3U

English, Grade 11, University Preparation

GWL3O (Non-Semestered or Semester 2)

Designing Your Future, Grade 11, Open

HLS3O

Housing and Home Design, Grade 11, Open

HNC3C

HPC3O

Raising Healthy Children , Grade 11, Open

HRT3M

World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

HSP3U

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, University Preparation

ICS3U

Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, University Preparation

MBF3C

Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College Preparation

MCF3M

Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

MCR3U

Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation

PPZ3C (Non-Semestered or Semester 1)

Health for Life, Grade 11, College Preparation

SBI3C

Biology, Grade 11, College Preparation

SBI3U

Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation

SCH3U (Semester 2 Only)

Chemistry , Grade 11, University Preparation

SPH3U

Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation

 

BAF3M
Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

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
Required Textbook: None
Required Software: Microsoft Excel or comparable spreadsheet software; Sage Accounting Student Edition (free download is available)

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BDI3C
Entrepreneurship: The Venture, Grade 11, College Preparation

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.

Prerequisite:
None
Required Textbook: None

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BMI3C
Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, College Preparation

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
Required Textbook: None

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BTA3O
Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open

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 postsecondary studies.

Prerequisite:
None
Required Textbook: None
Required Hardware/Software: A PC running Windows or a Mac running macOS
Wordprocessing, spreadsheet and database software - LibreOffice (freeware) or Microsoft Office
Desktop publishing - Scribus (freeware) or Microsoft Publisher
Video Editing - Microsoft Movie Maker 2016 (free) or iMovie

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CGG3O
Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective, Grade 11, Open

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.

Prerequisite:
Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
Required Textbook: None

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CLU3M
Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

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.

Prerequisite:
Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
Required Textbook: None

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ENG3C
English, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, 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. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.

Prerequisite:
English, Grade 10, Applied
Required Textbook: None
Required Supplies:

 

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ENG3U
English, Grade 11, University Preparation

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, Grade 10, Academic
Required Texts/Supplies:

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GWL3O
Designing Your Future, Grade 11, Open

This course prepares students to make successful transitions to postsecondary destinations as they investigate specific postsecondary options based on their skills, interests, and personal characteristics. Students will explore the realities and opportunities of the workplace and examine factors that affect success, while refining their job search and employability skills. Students will develop their portfolios with a focus on their targeted destination and develop an action plan for future success.

Prerequisite: None
Required Textbook: None

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HLS3O
Housing and Home Design, Grade 11, Open

This course introduces students to a range of issues related to housing and home design. Students will learn about the needs that housing fulfills; housing options; home maintenance and safety; and environmental, economic, legal, and social considerations related to housing. They will use the elements and principles of design to analyse design and decorating decisions. Students will develop research skills as they investigate issues related to housing and home design.

Prerequisite: None
Required Textbook: None

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HNC3C
Understanding Fashion, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course introduces students to the world of fashion. Students will gain an understanding of theories related to fashion trends and of how culture, media, fashion cycles, retailing, and social and environmental factors influence fashion trends and consumer behaviour. Students will use various tools, technologies, and techniques safely and correctly to create fashion items. In addition, students will apply knowledge of fibres, fabrics, and the elements and principles of design when creating and assessing fashion-related products. Students will develop research skills as they investigate topics related to fashion.

Prerequisite: None
Required Textbook: None
Required Hardware: Digital camera or analog camera and scanner

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HPC3O
Raising Healthy Children, Grade 11, Open

This course focuses on the skills and knowledge parents, guardians, and caregivers need, with particular emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth, and the early years of human development (birth to six years old). Through study and practical experience, students will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate with them, and effectively guide their early behaviour. Students will develop their research skills through investigations related to caregiving and child rearing.

Prerequisite:
None
Required Textbook: None

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HRT3M
World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

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
Required Textbook: None

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HSP3U
Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, University Preparation

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:
English, Grade 10, Academic, or Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic
Required Textbook: None

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ICS3U
Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, University Preparation

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
Required Textbook: None
Required Hardware/Software:
A PC running Windows or a Mac running macOS
NetBeans Java IDE

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MBF3C
Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College Preparation

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
Required Textbook: None
Required Hardware/Software:

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MCF3M
Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

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
Required Textbook: None
Required Hardware/Software:
Students must have the ability to submit their work as a PDF file.
Students will require a scientific calculator

 

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MCR3U
Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation

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
Highly suggested text: Functions 11 - Marian Small, Chris Kirkpatrick, Barbara Alldred, Andrew Dmytriw, Shawn Godin, Angelo Lillo, David Pilmer, Susanne Trew, Noel Walker Nelson ISBN-13: 978-0-17-633203-7, ISBN-10: 0-17-633203-0 
http://www.nelsonschoolcentral.com/cgi-bin/lansaweb?webapp=WBOOKSITE+webrtn=booksite+F(LW3ITEMCD)=9780176678203
Required Hardware/Software:
Students require access to a graphing calculator (free online programs such as Desmos are available)
Students must have the ability to submit their work as a PDF file.

 

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PPZ3C
Health for Life, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course enables students to examine the factors that influence their own health practices and behaviours as well as those factors that contribute to the development of healthy communities. It emphasizes the concept of wellness, which addresses all aspects of well-being – physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and social – and promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and building and maintaining a positive sense of self. Students will develop the skills necessary to make healthy choices and create a personal wellness plan. They will also design initiatives that encourage others to lead healthy, active lives. The course prepares students for college programs in health sciences, fitness, wellness, and health promotion.

Prerequisite:
None
Required Textbook: None

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SBI3C
Biology, Grade 11, College Preparation

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.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
Required Hardware: Speakers are required for online lab simulations

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SBI3U
Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation

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: Science, Grade 10, Academic
Required Hardware: Speakers are required for online lab simulations

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SCH3U
Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation

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, Grade 10, Academic
Required Textbook: None

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SPH3U
Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation

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, Grade 10, Academic
Required Text: None
Recommended Hardware/Software:

 

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