Academics 10-12 Courses for Credit Descriptions

30 Level Courses

Psychology 30

This course aims to develop students' understanding and appreciation for psychology as a field of scientific knowledge, and to give students a frame of reference for understanding themselves, others, and social relationships. The 30-level course focuses on human development. Developmental psychology is the field of psychology that focuses on human development across the life span. Students will learn about human growth and changes in behaviour associated with age, including the various stages of development from conception.


Pre-Calc 30

Pre-Calculus 30 focuses primarily on graphs of various functions and guides the student in determining the characteristics of each graph by looking at the equation. Each chapter will explore different types of graphs, study how the graph can be transformed by changing the numbers and solving equations of that type. Topics in this course include graphing functions such as polynomial, radical, trigonometric, logarithm, exponential and rational functions. The course will also dive into dome advanced trigonometry including unit circles, secondary trig ratios, and identities.


Foundations 30

Students will examine three main topics in eight units of study. Each will require use and understanding of both formulaic/algebraic work and calculator work.  Units include Investing Money, Borrowing Money, Set Theory & Logic, Counting Methods, Probability, Polynomial Functions, Exponential & Logarithmic Functions, and Sinusoidal Functions.


Law 30

Students will explore the Canadian legal system, from the early roots in British common law to the modern Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms. They will examine how, and why, Canada’s legal system developed. As part of this exploration, learners will develop a clear understanding and appreciation for the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, not only knowing their rights as Canadians but why these rights are so significant. Criminal law is a major area of focus in Law 30. Learners will examine what makes a crime a crime, what is needed to convict someone of a crime, and how criminal court cases are tried in Canada. Throughout this, students will look at a number of current and historical legal cases to help us better understand the foundations of Canadian criminal law and civil law.


Calculus 30

Learners will bring together knowledge from previous math courses and expand upon it in the discovery of derivatives and integrals. By the end of the course, learners will know how to determine derivatives of many kinds of functions and how use those calculations to solve “real world” problems that pertain to velocity, acceleration and optimization problems. They will also study the opposite function – integrals – and explore how they can be used to determine the area under or between curves. The course is a great preview for those that will be required to take a university-level calculus course; many engineering colleges require that this course be completed prior to entering.


Physics 30

Physics 30 is a comprehensive introduction to foundational concepts in Physics. Learners will study how and why objects move in both straight and circular paths. They will work through some of the great conservation laws, analyze collisions between objects and work with electric and magnetic fields. Learners will enter the era of Modern Physics and introduce the fields of Quantum Mechanics, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity.


Visual Art 30

Whether it’s a music video, an ad for some new shoes or a logo on a shirt, art is all around us.  In this class students will explore visual art in Canada and around the world.  Students will also look at technology in art and art for social change.  This class will include perspective drawing, photography and acrylic painting.  Students of all abilities are welcome in this class.  “Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” - Pablo Picasso


Chemistry 30

A major focus of the course is the study of the role of chemical properties and bonds in determining what makes materials suitable for use in specific applications. Students will actively investigate the nature of equilibrium in chemical reactions. In electrochemistry, students explore oxidation-reduction reactions and the impact of electrochemistry on society and the environment. Other topics include organic compounds and acid-base chemistry.


Biology 30

Biology 30 allows students to learn about the organization of life in all kingdoms, genetics, and the mechanisms of evolution.  Students will have the chance to explore both creation and evolution so that they can form an intelligent viewpoint on this topic.


Woods & Motors 30  

The final components of the practical side of construction.  Students will build a basic kitchen or bathroom cupboard from start to finish.  The door will be a raised panel door and the cabinet will be melamine.  They will hang this cabinet on the wall and ensure that it is secure.  Students will do some basic tile work on the wall of the mock kitchen.  They will also do some more extensive wiring projects and learn to wire 3 way switches.  The motors component will have them working on a snow blower or rototiller and they will be required to completely disassemble and reassemble these larger machines.  They will also get outside and begin to do some basic repair and maintenance to an automobile.


Information Processing 30 (2 Year Rotation) 

 

 


Christian Ethics 30

A study on various topics including – World religions, Personal and World Philosophies and looking at some of life’s deep questions.  A study on some Classic Christian writings such as Mere Christianity.


Entrepreneurship 30

A class where students will actually come up with and run their own business.  A chance to learn and raise money while doing it.


Career & Work Experience 30  

This program provides students with an opportunity to experience the “real” world of work and gain an understanding of the skills, responsibilities  and attitude required within the workplace. CWEX helps students to explore occupations of interest, encourage future plans/education, job references and possible future employment. This program builds community connections and truly engages students in a practical way that will empower and equip students for lifelong learning.


ELA A30

ELA A30 is an exploration of Canadian perspectives and landscapes through Canadian literature and other texts.


ELA B30

ELA B30 is an exploration of the themes of “Identity” and “Society” through international literature and other texts.


Food Studies 30 (2 Year Rotation) 

Food Studies 30 students continue to prepare nutritional food in a safe, hands-on learning environment.  They continue to acquire practical kitchen skills and increase their knowledge of cooking, baking and preparing a wide variety of food. More opportunity to develop independence and resourcefulness is gained and they  learn advanced skills to prepare food in order to further advance their option to  select healthy choices for personal and family well-being.  This develop self-reliance and skills that are needed for life.


History 30 

History 30 will explore the people and events that have had a hand in shaping Canada as we know it today. Students will better understand and fully appreciate our country’s rich history.


PE 30 

This class will focus on the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle. This program includes similar activities from the Physical Education 20 course but students will be directed toward a higher level of skill acquisition and knowledge with the activities being covered.


Practical and Applied Arts B 30- Outdoor Ed 20/30 (2 Year Rotation) 

Students will learn skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them for challenging, outdoor experiences. The students will use the outdoors as a classroom and incorporate many skills to live an active and healthy lifestyle.


Choir 30 

The specific aim of the choral program is to enable students to experience the joy of singing and to understand and value a variety of musical expressions throughout life. The following are the specific goals of Choral 10, 20, AND 30. By participating in the choral program, students will: acquire the skills, abilities, understandings and attitudes necessary to express themselves vocally as individual singers and as members of a choral ensemble, judge music from both producer and consumer perspectives, and value and appreciate music from a variety of cultural and historical contexts.

 Students also have the opportunity of working with fantastic clinicians in local festivals in Regina and Moose Jaw, along with many performance opportunities throughout the year.  The CCS choirs have had the joy of working with such renowned people and groups such as the Tenors, Tenore and David Wise.