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ENGLISH
(Academic) ENG 1D1    Grade 9
Credit Value: 1
This course emphasizes the analytical reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs and their daily lives.  Students will study and interpret texts from contemporary and historical periods, including short stories, poems, and short essays, and will investigate and create media works.  An important focus will be the correct and effective use of spoken and written language.
Prerequisite:  None
 
ENGLISH
(Applied) ENG 1P1    Grade 10
Credit Value: 1
This course emphasizes key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school and their daily lives.  Students will study plays, short stories, and newspaper and magazine articles, and will describe and create media works.  An important focus will be the correct and effective use of spoken and written language.
Prerequisite:  None
 
ENGLISH
(Academic) ENG 2D1    Grade 10
Credit Value: 1
This course extends the range of analytic, reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs.  Students will study and interpret challenging texts from contemporary and historical periods, including novels, poems, plays, and opinion pieces, and will analyze and create effective media works.  An important focus will be the thoughtful use of spoken and written language.
Prerequisite:  ENG 1D1 or ENG 1P1
 
ENGLISH
(Applied) ENG 2P1    Grade 10
Credit Value: 1
This course extends the range of key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in all areas of the curriculum.  Students will study novels, poems, magazines, and reports, and will describe, design, and produce effective media works.  An important focus will be the clear and coherent use of spoken and written language.
Prerequisite:  ENG 1D1 or ENG 1P1
 
ENGLISH
(Workplace Prep) ENG 3E1    Grade 11
Credit Value: 1
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills.  Students will study the content, form, and style of informal texts and literary works; write explanations, letters, and reports; and investigate the connections among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices.  An important focus will be on using language clearly, accurately, and effectively in a variety of contexts.
Prerequisite:  ENG 2P1
 
ENGLISH
(College Prep) ENG 3C1    Grade 11
Credit Value: 1
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills.  Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works from Canada and other countries; write reports, correspondence, and persuasive essays; and analyze media forms, audiences, and media industry practices.  An important focus will be on establishing appropriate voice and using business and technical language with precision and clarity.
Prerequisite: ENG 2P1
 
ENGLISH
(University Prep) ENG 3U1    Grade 11
Credit Value: 1
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills.  Students will analyze challenging texts, both contemporary and historical; conduct research and analyze the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyze the relationship among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices.  An important focus will be on understanding the development of the English language.   
Prerequisite:  ENG 2D1
 
MEDIA STUDIES
(Open) EMS 301    Grade 11
Credit Value: 1
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 analyzing 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 judgment, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
This course is highly recommended as a 5th English for university bound students, and as preparation for TGJ 4M1
Prerequisite:  ENG 2D1 or ENG 2P1
 
ENGLISH
(College Prep) ENG 4E1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills.  Students will study informational texts and literature from various countries and cultures; write summaries, reports, resumes, and short essays; complete an independent research project; and explain the connections among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices.  An important focus will be on using specialized language related to the workplace accurately and coherently in appropriate contexts. 
Prerequisite:  ENG 3E1
 
ENGLISH
(College Prep) ENG 4C1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills.  Students will analyze informational texts and literary works from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write research reports, summaries, and short analytical essays; complete an independent study project; and analyze the interactions among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices.  An important focus will be on establishing appropriate style and using business and technical language effectively.
Prerequisite:  ENG 3C1
 
ENGLISH
(University Prep) ENG 4U1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills.  Students will analyze a range of challenging texts from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays and a major paper for an independent literary research project; and apply key concepts to analyze media works.  An important focus will be on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument.   
Prerequisite:  ENG 3U1
 
THE WRITERS CRAFT
(University Prep) EWG 4U1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing.  Students will analyze models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing.  They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project, and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.
This course is strongly recommended for students considering a career in journalism or other writing
Prerequisite:  ENG 3U1
 
COMMUNICATION IN THE WORLD OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY
(Open) EBT 4O1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
This course emphasizes practical writing and communication skills that are needed in the world of business and technology.  Students will analyze the characteristics of effective models of business and technical communications; gather information to write reports, business letters, memos, manuals, instructions, and brochures; and integrate graphics and text, using technology appropriately for formatting and special effects.  They will also make a number of oral and visual presentations.
This course is strongly recommended for students considering a career in business or office management.
Prerequisite: ENG 3U1, ENG 3C1 or ENG 3E1