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Grade Ten, Eleven, and Twelve Electives

All Electives (By Subject)

​Here are the Grade 9-12 electives sorted by subject. For more information on how to choose electives, or how many to pick by grade level, visit our "how to​ register" page or talk to student services. Click the links below to jump to that subject.

 
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Students will learn:

  • critical thinking and analysis
  • communication skills
  • research skills
  • creative and innovative methodologies
  • to work from a global perspective
  • to enhance their interpersonal abilities

 

Visual Arts (VA20S) 1 credit​

Prerequisite:  None

Whether you are continuing your artistic journey or starting a new one, this course has something for you.  Projects are designed to foster creative expression, develop skills, and identify areas of strength. We will work with a variety of themes, approaches, and art materials that will help you discover your full potential as an artist.

Special Note:  Students are responsible for $30.00 studio fee

Visual Arts (VA30S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  Art 20G

This level of art allows you to build on your previous creative experiences.  Enjoy a class that's designed with you in mind. A colourful melody of projects will assist in developing not only skills, but your personal style as an artist.​

Special Note:  Students are responsible for $30.00 studio fee

Visual Arts (VA40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  Art 30S

Become the master of your own creative destiny in Grade Twelve Art! With this university-level entrance course, you make choices based on personal experiences and on your many previous successes. Choose to work specifically on drawing, painting, or drawing mediums, or if you choose, a combination of all of them. ​

Special Note:  Students are responsible for $30.00 studio fee

Art: Visual Arts Portfolio (VAPORT20S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  Open to students entering Grade 10 who have above average ability and task commitment and a passion for art.  Teacher recommendation for admission in the Visual Arts Portfolio courses should be considered.

A host of art media will be explored which include Duct Tape artwork, a silver ring you actually make, Chain Maille bracelets, fantastic drawings, amazing paintings, simulated stain glass and sculpture! What more could you ask for?  Realize your creative dreams in Grade Ten Visual Arts.  Feel welcomed in a creative, supportive and nurturing studio environment!

Special Note:  Students are responsible for $30.00 studio fee

Art: Visual Arts Portfolio (VAPORT30S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  Open to students entering grade 11 who have above demonstrated an above average ability and task commitment and a passion for art.  Teacher recommendation for admission in the Visual Arts Portfolio courses should be considered.

Are you looking to further your creative interests? Duct Tape withdrawal? Pick up right where you left off in your creative pursuits. In Visual Arts 31G you have greater control of what mediums you want to work with over the course of the semester. Incredible drawings, paintings, and sculptures can all be yours as you continue on your creative journey.

Special Note:  Students are responsible for $30.00 studio fee

Art: Visual Arts Portfolio (VAPORT40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  Art 30S

Gr. 12 Art Portfolio presents the greatest challenge in all the Visual Arts course offered at Glenlawn! To be eligible, you must exhibit above-average ability, task commitment, and remain immensely creative as you continue your journey in 2-D Design. You will be rewarded with open access to the studio and will enjoy the creative process on a year-round basis as you earn two credits. 

 Special Note:  Students are responsible for $60.00 studio fee

Dramatic Arts

Drama (DA20S) 1 credit​

Prerequisite:  None

Are you interested in acting and performance, but a little nervous to give it a try?  Don't worry – we'll teach you all the steps in a safe and supportive environment.  This entry-level course is a step to Drama 40S, which is accepted as a university entrance course at the U of W and U of M.​

Students will:

  • Play theatre games
  • Learn improvisation
  • Explore scene work

 

Drama (DA30S) 1 credit

Recommended prerequisite:  None

This entry-level course is a step to Drama 40S, which is accepted as a university entrance course at the U of W and the U of M.

Students will:

  • build on the skills they have developed in the introductory level and move toward more complex improvisations and scene work

 

Drama (DA40S) 1 credit​

Prerequisite:  While no prerequisite is required, it is recommended that a suitable grounding in the subject exists to give the best chances of credit completion.

Students at this level are expected to take on a more independent role in their own dramatic development. A final class project will be prepared for public performance. This course is accepted as a university entrance course at the U of W and the U of M. ​

Students will:

  • Improve improvisational skills
  • Improve acting techniques 
  • Develop principles of theatrical staging and directing

 

Drama: Improvisation (IMP20S) 1 credit​

Prerequisite:  None

Improvisation is so much more than games-though we do those games, too!  In this intellectually-challenging course, students will explore and practice the fundamental improv skills and spontaneous staging to develop their own original scenes and plays. Students will be introduced to the Canadian Improv Games events and other structures that are currently used in the city leagues. ​

Students will:

  • explore and practice fundamental improv skills
  • learn about spontaneous staging
  • develop original scenes and plays

 

Drama: Improvisation (IMP30S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  Drama: Improvisation 20S

Students continue to develop fundamental improv skills and move on to more complex long form improv. Scenario work and more serious non-comic improv are explored and developed. Public performance is a mandatory component of this course.​

Students will:

  • continue development of skills
  • develop ability to create long-form improv
  • develop scenario work
  • work on non-comic improv

Drama: Improvisation (IMP40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  Drama: Improvisation 30S

Students continue to develop fundamental improv skills and continue practicing complex long form improv. Scenario work and more serious non-comic improv continue to be explored and developed.  Commedia Dell'Arte may be added at this level.  Public performance is a mandatory component of this course. ​

Students will:

  • continue development of skills
  • develop ability to create long-form improv
  • develop scenario work
  • work on non-comic improv

 

Engli​sh

The following courses can be taken in addition to the required English courses as one of a students electives.

  

English: Dual Credit  (ELIT42U-DCP) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  While no prerequisite is required, it is recommended that a suitable grounding in the subject exists to give the best chances of credit completion. 

Students who have selected the English Language Arts Dual Credit Path  will be eligible to take the university dual credit course.  Registration for the course will take place directly with Grade 12 student services. Please see them for more information. Completion of this course will gain you 6 credit hours of English at the University of Winnipeg as well as your high school credit. This course may be offered off site and a university entrance fee (approx. $80) will be required to be paid.

 

Functional English (Second English) (EF40S) - 1 credit

Prerequesite:  While no prerequisite is required, it is recommended that a suitable grounding in the subject exists to give the best chances of credit completion. 

Functional English is intended for EAL student and students who require a second English for post-secondary education. Functional English emphasizes the pragmatic and practical uses of language. Informing, directing, persuading, analyzing, arguing, and explaining are major tools used to gain information or discern another point of view, to compare and weigh ideas, and to conduct daily transactions.

Objectives

Students will experience a variety of learning techniques to help them acquire and demonstrate satisfactory skills in several related areas outlined in the Provincial curriculum documents. Students will read, write, listen, speak, view, and represent to accomplish the following goals:

  • To explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences
  • To comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print, and other media texts
  • To manage ideas and information
  • To enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
  • To celebrate and build community.

 

Human Ecology

Textile Arts and Design (TAD20S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

This course is primarily a "hands-on" approach to clothing and textiles aimed at recognizing the influences on design and fashion, and how one's needs, preferences, values and goals affect clothing and housing choices. Within the framework of specific requirements, students will be able to choose their own practical projects in the area of greatest interest - clothing construction, or creating projects for the home.

Students will learn:

  • influences on design and fashion
  • variables affecting clothing and housing choices

Special Note:  Students will be expected to purchase some of their own patterns, fabric, and corresponding notions. Thread and other small equipment are supplied.​

 

Textile Arts and Design (TAD30S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

Students will have the opportunity to explore and expand their knowledge of fashion, design, sewing and construction skills in using fabric and accessories in constructing their practical projects. 

Students will learn: 

  • fashion history and textile science
  • fashion design
  • merchandising
  • marketing
  • interior design.

Special Note  Students will be expected to purchase some of their own patterns, fabric and corresponding notions. Thread and other small equipment will be supplied.​

 

Textile Arts and Design (TAD40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

Students explore the workings of the garment industry and the glamorous world of fashion designers. They take on the role of designer and try their hand at fashion illustration. Practical projects will reflect the ability to problem solve as all projects are selected by the students. Students will be required to be self-motivated and will assume responsibility for planning, initiating and evaluating their own project choices. This course would be great for anyone looking at a career in the design industry such as fashion design, stylist, buyer, merchandising, marketing, textile science or interior design.

Students will learn: 

  • design skills
  • fashion illustration
  • project management
  • problem solving skills specific to the industry

Special Note:  Students will be expected to purchase some of their own patterns, fabric and corresponding notions. Thread and other small equipment will be supplied.​ This course is eligible for use as an entrance course for admission to both the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg. 

 

Family Studies (FS20F) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

Do you enjoy children? Have you thought about working with children as a career? Learn about children's development from conception until two years of age. Current media will supplement the course textbook. This course may be good for students interested in fields such as Child Psychologist, Early Childhood Educator, Teacher or Care Worker. 

Students will learn: 

  • parenting
  • prenatal development
  • teen pregnancy and STI's
  • the birth process
  • growth and behaviour of infants and toddlers.

Special Note:  Family Studies students may assist in community based programs and have the opportunity to "parent" our electronic infant simulators and wear the empathy belly.​

 

Family Studies (FS30S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

Why do children behave as they do? This course is a study of the growth and development of children, with emphasis on preschoolers. This course may be good for students interested in fields such as Child Psychologist, Early Childhood Educator, Teacher or Care Worker. 

Students will learn: 

  • issues regarding child abuse
  • language development
  • learning challenges
  • gender stereotyping
  • emotional loss
  • street proofing
  • children's play
  • television and Internet predators.

Special Note: Preschool and community based programs will provide students experience in observing, planning and carrying out activities with preschoolers each week. ​

 

Family Studies (FS40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

This level of Family Studies focuses on issues of personal development relevant to every individual.  Students will gain insight into how individuals behave the way they do - a course that makes you grow as an individual. This is a great course for students interested in going into fields such as Social Work, Family Counselling, Psychology and Sociology.

Students will learn: 

  • self-esteem
  • personality
  • value systems
  • making career and marriage decisions
  • dealing with stress and conflict
  • coping with divorce
  • facing old age with foresight and optimism.

Special Note:  This course is eligible for use as an entrance course for admission to both the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg.  ​

 

Foods & Nutrition (FN20G) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

The highlight of foods and nutrition courses is the food labs, which offer a unique opportunity for hands-on application of course material.  The recipes chosen are varied, with an emphasis on healthy, whole foods.  This course will be of particular value to students interested in careers or study in the areas of: Dietetics, Food Science, Health Care, Hotel or Restaurant Management.​ 

Students will learn: 

  • links between eating habits and lifelong health and wellness
  • the six essential nutrients that our bodies need
  • recipe development
  • teamwork, coordination and cooperation

 

Foods & Nutrition (FN30S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

The highlight of foods and nutrition courses is the food labs, which offer a unique opportunity for hands-on application of course material.  We create a wide variety of healthy dishes which challenge students' abilities and expand their repertoire. This course will be of particular value to students interested in careers or study in the areas of: Sports Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Science, Health Care, Hotel or Restaurant Management.​

Students will learn: 

  • personal health by exploring the psychology of food choices
  • self-assessment of eating habits. 
  • current food trends are explored and analyzed 
  • diet related concerns such as fad diets and sports nutrition.
  • cultural diversity by examining the culinary regions of Canada
  • the food industry unique to Manitoba. 

 

Foods & Nutrition (FN40S) 1 credit​

Prerequisite:  None

The focus in the food labs is more experimental and challenging, but will also be practical so as to offer a healthy repertoire of recipes for future independent living. This course will be of particular value to students interested in careers or study in the areas of: International Development, Dietetics, Food Science, Health Care, Hotel or Restaurant Management.

Students will learn: 

  • current issues of hunger, both locally and globally
  • the global food supply. 
  • international foods and research on a country of choice. 
  • food technology 
  • irradiated foods
  • genetically modified foods and organic food. 
  • developing life skills by planning nutritious meals within a limited budget. 

Special Note: This course is eligible for use as an entrance course for admission to both the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg. 

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Industrial Arts

Electricity / Electronics Technology (EE20G)  1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

This is the entry level for the Electronics program offered at Glenlawn Collegiate. It is the first of a possible three years of study and, at this level, this course is intended to be introductory to project based learning.

Students will learn: 

  • analog, digital and audio circuitry. 
  • an introduction to logic controllers, basic Electronics, CAD and 3D Printer Technology.

Special Note: Projects may include: IPhone amplifier and charger, Audio View Tower, Intro to Robotics and a student initiated project.

 

Electricity / Electronics Technology (EE30G) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None    

This course is a more in depth study with greater emphasis placed on individual student experiences through project based learning.  The program will cover practices and ideas used in the electronics field/industry. Further theory and practical knowledge is developed through problem solving.   Students who take this course generally have their sights set on Engineering, Robotics, Electrical Trades or Telecommunication.

Students will learn:  

  • semi-conductor theory
  • components
  • reading schematics
  • visual displays
  • CAD/ 3D printer technology
  • intro to robotics/ programming
  • safe usage of tools and machines. 

 

Electricity / Electronics Technology (EE40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

This course will build on the skills and knowledge students gained from all aspects of Industrial Arts. Emphasis will be placed on further developing students' design and project construction skills while exploring all aspects of the electronics/electrical field.

Students will learn: 

  • digital and analog electronics
  • basic micro-controller computer programming/robotics and residential wiring.
  • about projects geared to student interest with the opportunity for students to delve deeper into areas of electronics of particular relevance to their individual interests.   

 

Engineering: Pre (ENP20S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

This course is an introduction to engineering which bridges the gap between science and technology. Using problem solving, experimentation and self-directed research projects, students are given an opportunity to investigate and experience hands on learning. Students will work cooperatively in groups to create, test, and communicate solutions for a wide variety of fun and interesting project challenges.

Students will learn:

  • basic engineering principles
  • design process
  • to solve challenges in a variety of engineering disciplines (e.g. mechanical, environmental, structural, robotics, and electrical)


Engineering: Pre (END30S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

This course allows students to continue developing and deepening their engineering skills and knowledge while participating in hands-on projects in a fabrication lab environment. Students will improve upon their problem-solving skills while taking part in various areas of study. This course may lead students to post-secondary studies in a related field or simply provide useful knowledge and skills after they leave school. It will also provide opportunities to apply many concepts taught in other courses such as Math, Science, History and Geography in a practical, hands-on manner.

Students will learn:

  • To use computer assisted design software.
  • Computer assisted manufacturing processes.
  • Basic programming in C++.
  • More complex manufacturing and prototyping processes.
  • To solve challenges in a variety of engineering disciplines (e.g. mechanical, environmental, geological, and electrical)

 

Special Note:  This course provides an opportunity to develop many transferable skills that compliment most science based, hands on careers such as engineering, medicine, architecture, materials sciences, and many other related applications.

 

Engineering: Pre (ENAD40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

The primary objective of this Pre-Engineering course is to provide an overview of engineering careers, primarily through open-ended, hands-on design experiences. The information that will be provided to the student is designed to support those experiences by providing guidance on course activities and information about the principles, methods and professional skills that are essential to engineering design.

Primarily through hands on challenges, the full cycle of engineering design will be experienced. It begins with specification of design objectives and constraints, continues through development, documentation, and analysis of design ideas, and ends with the process of building and testing the solution.

Students will learn:

  • career exploration                              
  • engineering by design                                   
  • mechanical engineering
  • ·design software applications             
  • civil engineering                              
  • environmental engineering
  • electrical engineering                                 
  • ·manufacturing engineering

Special Note:  This course provides an opportunity to develop many transferable skills that compliment most science based, hands on careers such as engineering, medicine, architecture, materials sciences, and many other related applications.

 


Graphics Communication (GCT20G) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

Graphics Technology 20G is the study and practice of various processes involving visual communication. There are three major sections in the course: illustration, graphic arts, and photography.  Students will produce projects in graphics and photography according to specific methods and criteria. This course will be of special interest to students who are considering a career in commercial art, printing, architecture, interior design, fine arts, electronic imagery, photography, or a related field.​​ 

Students will learn: 

  • basic sketching and illustration
  • photo screen printing
  • graphic art design
  • airbrushing
  • digital photography
  • camera handling and photo design.

Graphics Communication (GCT30G) 1 credit​

Prerequisite:  A prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

Graphics Technology 30G builds on the skills developed in the 20G program, with an emphasis on technical illustration, electronic publishing, digital photography, design and layout, and advanced photography.  There are compulsory assignments and optional projects that will allow students to specialize in an area of interest. 

Students will learn:

  • product illustration
  • advanced techniques in airbrushing
  • computer-generated text and graphics
  • posterization
  • screen-printing
  • camera lenses
  • studio lighting
  • image manipulation through photoshop.

 

Graphics Communication (GCT40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  A prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

Graphics Technology 40S allows students to design their own program goals for the semester. Students will spend their class time working in areas according to their interests. Student's will use the skills they have developed in Graphics 20G and 30G.

Students will learn and apply: 

  • drafting
  • graphic arts and photography
  • other skills obtained in previous graphics courses 

 

Special Note:  It is intended that chosen topics may be an asset in selecting or preparing for post-secondary courses such as drafting, graphic design, commercial art, architecture, interior design, fine arts, photography, or related fields.​

 

Introduction to Digital Photography (Photo20G)

Prerequisite:  None

Would you like to learn how to use a digital SLR camera? Do you already know how to use a camera but would like to improve your photography skills? Introduction to Photography will look at Digital photography and students will spend time learning how to create and shoot that great photograph. This class is open to grade 10 and 11.

Students will:

  • work with different lens
  • learn how to shoot in a studio with professional lights
  • learn to enhance and manipulate their photographs using Adobe software.

 

Digital Photography (Photo30G) 1 credit

Prerequisite: None

Digital Photography will introduce students to advance techniques in the digital world. Indoor and outdoor location shoots will take place with various field trips.  If you enjoy taking photographs and want take your skill to the next level this is the course for you.

Students will:

  • learn how to use cameras on manual settings, choosing the correct lenses and working with their images in Photoshop, Lightroom and Premier.
  • explore techniques for sports photography and work within the studio creating portraits and product shots.

 

Digital Photography (Photo40S) 1 credit

Metalwork Technology (MET20G) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

This course will be an introduction to welding and various machining and metalworking processes. Emphasis will be on safety, use of tools, materials and processes, and on hands-on fabrication of projects.

Students will learn: 

  • introduction and application of Gas, Arc and MIG welding
  • plasma and Oxy Acetylene Cutting.
  • use of machine tools, such as lathes, mills, grinders and drills.
  • forging and heat-treating
  • bench metal work such as shaping and forming

 

Metal Technology (MET30G) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

This course will be a continuation of skills learned in the 20G course.  Students will be expected to perform practical hands-on assignments, as well as completing theory/research assignments. Students will have some required project work combined with choice project work with an expectation that they will be able to work more independently in the metalwork lab setting.

Students will learn and apply:  

  • planning and designing,
  • selecting and combining metalwork processes
  • fabrication of projects. ​

 

Metal Technology (MET40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

This course will include advanced MACHINING, MILLING, PLASMA CUTTING, OXY, ARC, MIG and to include TIG WELDING. Students will become proficient in lab safety and in machine maintenance and repair. A power mechanic component will include small engine teardown, trouble-shooting and repair. Any student considering a career in the areas of Engineer, Aviation, Tool and Die, Automotive, Welding, Auto body or Sheet Metal Fabrication would do well to sign up for this program. To help prepare our future trades people, technical literacy will be reinforced. If you're looking for a fast paced, high energy course with potential in a post-secondary career, this is it.

Power Mechanics Technology  (PM20G) ​​1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

Students will learn:

  • shop safety
  • fundamentals of gasoline 4 stroke cycle engines
  • basic vehicle maintenance
  • chassis service including wheels and tires
  • lubrication service
  • cooling system service
  • MIG, arc and gas welding
  • precision measurement is included in this course
  • other engine types, such as diesel, rotary and 2 stroke, may also be covered.

 

Power Mechanics (PM30G) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  A prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

Power Mechanics 30G is a continuation of Power Mechanics Technology 20G. 

Students will learn: 

  • brakes
  • repair procedures, and practical demonstrations a
  • automotive suspension  
  • starting and charging systems.

 

Power Mechanics (PM40S)  1 credit

Prerequisite:  A prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

Power Mechanics 40S is a culmination of Power Mechanics Technology 20G and Power Mechanics 30G. In this final year, students are encouraged to apply the skills that they have learned in the previous years to their own vehicles / projects. Troubleshooting and repair and fabrication skills are applied and practiced at this level.​

 

Wood Technology (WT20G) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

This is an introductory course which will introduce the woodworking industry along with the tools, materials, and equipment used. Students will be involved in practical and classroom assignments. Should a student continue in the wood technology program, the final objective of the course is to have the students build enough furniture to furnish their entire room.

Students will learn:

  • shop safety
  • about the woodworking industry
  • how to safely use the tools, materials and equipment involved in woodworking
  • practical applications of woodworking

Special Note:  Three compulsory wood projects are required every year.​​

Wood Technology (WT30G) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  A prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

This course will give the student the opportunity to design and make a wood project of their own choice.  Chair construction, wall hung cabinet, strum stick guitar and toboggan making are examples of choice projects students can complete. Three compulsory wood projects are required.​ 

Students will learn:

  • use of hand tools and power tools
  • wood joinery techniques
  • steam bending techniques
  • raised panel door construction
  • CNC (computer operated routering) and sketching

 

Wood Technology (WT40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  A prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

Students will learn and apply:

  • use of hand tools and power tools
  • carpentry and wood joinery
  • mass production
  • planning and construction of fine furniture
  • careers that relate to woodworking

Special Note:  Students will incorporate the wood turning process while creating one of three optional tables. Two compulsory projects are required, plus one student initiated project.

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Languages

French (FR20F) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

The Grade 10 course is a project-based course that integrates grammar and language structures into thematic projects.  

Students will:

  • participate in class discussions
  • write short paragraphs using a variety of tenses 
  • study short stories

 

French (FR30S) 1 credit​

PrerequisiteA prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

It is a theme-based course that integrates language structures and grammar into projects such as skits, videos, and research projects. 

Students will:

  • participate in a class which is primarily conducted in French. 
  • will study a selection of articles, short stories, videos, and movies

 

French (FR40S) 1 credit

PrerequisiteA prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

This course is conducted in French and students are expected to use French as their language of communication most of the time. 

Students will:

  • study topics such as; magazine publishing, Francophone culture, opportunities after high school
  • study short stories, biographies, movies, and a French play

Mandarin Chinese for Beginners (MD20S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

This course is designed for beginners. Students will begin with learning and mastering a phonetic system (Pinyin) to help build a fundamental capability of oral Chinese in real-life situations. Culture introduction, appreciation, and Chinese calligraphy are also part of the course. Students will be able to recognize 75-100 Chinese characters (hanzi), and to write 30-40 of them on completion of the course.

 

 Mandarin Chinese for Beginners (MD30S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

This course is designed for beginners. Students will begin with learning and mastering a phonetic system (Pinyin) to help build a fundamental capability of oral Chinese in real-life situations. Culture introduction, appreciation, and Chinese calligraphy are also part of the course. Students will be able to recognize 75-100 Chinese characters (hanzi), and to write 30-40 of them on completion of the course

 Mandarin Chinese for Beginners (MD40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

This course is designed for beginners. Students will begin with learning and mastering a phonetic system (Pinyin) to help build a fundamental capability of oral Chinese in real-life situations. Culture introduction, appreciation, and Chinese calligraphy are also part of the course. Students will be able to recognize 75-100 Chinese characters (hanzi), and to write 30-40 of them on completion of the course

 

Mathematics

​Students can take additional math credits as electives.  A complete list is within the math section.

Music Arts

Music education draws from a broad field of music practices that include performing, improvising, arranging, composing, recording, sampling, critiquing, listening, and more. These practices offer multiple ways for learners to engage with, connect with, and respond to their world through various approaches and in diverse music education contexts.

Music education is not just about learning the language and practices of music, it is about addressing who we are as people, embracing difference, encountering numerous cultures, interacting and collaborating with others, and inviting response. 

Students will:

  • focus on why music learning is important, what
    understandings and meanings music language and
    practices can communicate, what music can reveal
    about culture and identity, and what purpose and
    meaning music has for individuals and communities 
  • build on prior music learning in a reflective, recursive
    process so that new possibilities emerge and
    understandings and relationships grow over time and
    through experience
  • generate deep conceptual understanding and learning
  • be afforded a diverse and broad range of music and music experiences, participatory approaches, and ways of
    thinking about, knowing, interpreting, responding to, and representing music
  • be afforded opportunities for transformative learning connected to the wider music and artistic communities
  • develop concepts and skills with meaning, coherence, depth, and competency 

 

Music: Concert Band

As a member of the band, you do more than just play your instrument. You are a part of an exciting community that fosters leadership skills, new friendships and creates memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you feel you're a beginner musician or diversely talented, there's a place for you in the band.

Music: Concert Band (CB20S) 1 credit​​​

Prerequisite:  Music: Band 10G (May be waived at the discretion of the band director pending audition)

Music: Concert Band (CB30S)  1 credit​

Prerequisite:  Music: Band 20G (May be waived at the discretion of the band director pending audition)    

Music: Concert Band (CB40S) 1 credit​​

Prerequisite:  Music: Band 30S (May be waived at the discretion of the band director pending audition)

Special Notes:

​Concert Band is a year-long one credit course, earned separately from the Jazz Band credits. This group will meet in the same period every second day, alternating with Jazz Band, making all members eligible to acquire both music credits over the course of the school year.

 

Music: Concert Choir

Being a part of the choir means being a member of a dynamic community that does more than just make music together. Whether you're a beginner musician or diversely talented, there's a place for you in the choir. Make new friendships, develop leadership skills and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Music: Concert Choir (CC20S) 1 credit​

Prerequisite:  None

Music: Concert Choir (CC30S) 1 credit

Prerequisite: A prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

Music: Concert Choir (CC40S) 1 credit​​

Prerequisite:  A prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

Special Notes:

​Concert Choir is a year long course that occurs at lunch, every other day.  Please see Mr. Monson if you wish to take this course without the prerequisite.


Music: Wind Ensemble

Members of this ensemble explore the ideas presented in concert band at a more advanced level. Please see Mr. Monson for more details.

Music: Wind Ensemble (WE20S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None must also be registered in Music: Band 20G; by audition or invitation only.

Music: Wind Ensemble (WE30S) 1 credit​​​​

Prerequisite:  None must also be registered in Music: Band 30S; by audition or invitation only.

Music: Wind Ensemble (WE40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None must also be registered in Music: Band 40S; by audition or invitation only.   ​

 


Music: Guitar

This course is designed for students to develop a love of music through the guitar. Topics covered in class will include: solo and ensemble playing; technical development; ear training; classical and pick-style technique; theory; and historical information specific to the instrument. Videos, recordings, guest artists, and field trips will also contribute to the course content.​

Music: Guitar (GU20S) 1 credit

Music: None

Music: Guitar (GU30S) 1 credit​

Prerequisite: None. Some playing experience will be beneficial

Music: Guitar (GU40S) 1 credit​

Prerequisite: None. Some playing experience will be beneficial


Music: Jazz Band

Explore the various style of jazz, including swing, Latin, funk, and rock, in the big band setting. Placements in the jazz bands are based on grade and level of experience. Students must be a member of the concert band. 

Music: Jazz Band (JB20S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

Music: Jazz Band (JB30S) 1 credit

Prerequisite: None. Registration in Music: Band (Grade six level required for piano).            ​

Music: Jazz Band (JB40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None. Registration in Music: Band (Grade six level required for piano).

 
Music: Jazz/Electric Guitar

Jazz/Electric guitar is an advanced guitar course for dedicated music students who are interested in further developing their improvisation skills. Students who have shown a commitment to reading, chording, and improvisation will be encouraged to continue in the jazz/electric program.

Students will learn:

  • theory and history specific to jazz music;
  • technical development on the electric guitar;
  • composition;
  • arranging;
  • improvisation;
  • ear training and analysis.​

Music: Jazz/Electric Guitar (JG20S) 1 credit​

Prerequisite: Guitar 20G. Jazz/electric Guitar 10G recommended.

Music: Jazz/Electric Guitar (JG30S) 1 credit​

Prerequisite: Jazz/Electric Guitar 20S and registration in Guitar 30S.

Music: Jazz/Electric Guitar (JG40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite: Jazz/Electric Guitar 30S and registration in Guitar 40S.​

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Music: Vocal Jazz

Explore the various styles of vocal jazz repertoire including Pop, Swing, Latin and A Cappella singing

Music: Vocal Jazz (VJ20S) 1 credit​

Prerequisite:  By audition only! Student must be registered in Choral.​

Music: Vocal Jazz (VJ30S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  By audition only! Completion of Vocal Jazz 20S; student must be registered in  Choral.​

Music: Vocal Jaz​z (VJ40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  By audition only! Completion of Vocal Jazz 30S; student must be registered in Choral.


Music: Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre provides plenty of opportunities for students to explore and develop their skills in multiple facets. The roles involved in our production include:

  • Cast – Being a member of the cast means that you are acting, dancing and singing in our show! Everyone, no matter the skill level, can be a cast member. Auditions are required to be a part of the cast, but anyone who auditions is accepted into the show.
  • Crew – Being a member of the crew means you are working behind the scenes. You are an incredibly important part of the production as it cannot happen without a crew. Crew jobs include building sets, painting, making props, stagehands, costuming, hairstyling and applying makeup. If any of those jobs interest you, sign up!
  • Tech – Being a part of the tech crew means operating lights and sound for the show.
  • Stage Management – Certain students selected from the crew may become stage managers and help run the show along with the directors.
  • Pit Band – Students selected by the Music Director can be in the pit band, these roles are usually given to students in grades 11 and 12.

Music: Musical Theatre (MT20S) 1 Credit

Prerequisite: None

Music: Musical Theatre (MT30S) 1 Credit

Prerequisite: None

Music: Musical Theatre (MT40S) 1 Credit

Prerequisite: None

Special Notes:

Musical Theatre takes place after school from November to March outside of regular class times.  



Science Electives 

Biology (B30S) 1 credit​​

Prerequisite:  None

Students are introduced to the human body and the integration of body systems.  Dissections are a major component participatory part of this course.  A final grade of 70% or higher in Science 20F would be a reasonable indicator of success.​​

Students may learn about:

  • Wellness and Homeostasis
  • Digestion and Nutrition
  • Transportation and Respiration
  • Excretion and Waste
  • Protection and
  • Wellness and Homeostatic Changes

 

Biology (B40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

Bio 40S will take you from "A" in allelles in genetics to the "Z" of zebra and the classification of the great diversity of life. Dissections are an integral part of any study of biology, and are included in this course.  There are no prerequisites other than an interest in discovering the mysteries of living organisms. However, a mark of 70% or higher in Science 20F is a reasonable indicator towards success. This course is required for those students who wish to take Biology at the university level.​

Students will learn about:

  • Genetics
  • Biodiversity

 

Chemistry (C30S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  Science 20F

[Essentials Math 20S (minimum 70%) can be used as a prerequisite for Chemistry 30S but if the student wishes to continue to Chemistry 40S, Pre-Calculus or Applied Math is required.]

Students expand on knowledge gained during the Chemistry unit of grade 10 science by exploring the molecular fundamentals of gases, solutions, organic compounds, and natural phenomena.  A final grade of 70% or higher in Science 20F would be a good indicator of success for this course. This course is designed for students who have a keen interest in science and who may be considering further Chemistry-related studies.

Students will learn about:

  • Physical Properties of Matter 
  • Gases and the Atmosphere
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Solutions
  • Organic Chemistry

 

Chemistry (C40S)  1 credit

Prerequisite:  none but may be more sucessful with Chemistry 30S

Students investigate the natural phenomena of light and energy; explore the structure of batteries; and deepen their understanding of molecular reactions and bonding.  Achieving a final grade greater than 70% in Chemistry 30S would be a good indicator of success for this course. Students may require this course should they wish to pursue Chemistry at the university or college level.

Students will learn about:

  • Physical Properties of Matter 
  • Gases and the Atmosphere
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Solutions
  • Organic Chemistry

 

Physics (P30S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  Science 20F

Physics is the ultimate applied math course.  Find out where the math you've been learning is used!  Physics is a demanding course that requires a solid mathematical background.​​

Students will learn about:

  • Measurement
  • Kinematics (One –Dimensional Motion)
  • Dynamics (Forces)
  • Vectors (Two-Dimensional Motion)
  • Fields and Waves

 

Physics (P40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  none but may be more sucessful with Physics 30S

Physics 40S expands the concepts learned in Physics 30S.  Again, you will see the application of concepts and strategies you have learned in math class. 

Students will learn about:

  • Kinematics
  • Projectiles
  • Relative Motion
  • Friction
  • Circular Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Work and Energy
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction.


Social Studies 

First Nations, Metis & Inuit Studies  (FNMI40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  None

This is a multi-disciplinary course that allows students to explore and develop skills and concepts in the arts, ELA, geography, history, social studies, and law through Aboriginal perspectives.

Students will:

  • focus on current as well as historical topics regarding Canada and Aboriginal peoples in Canada
  • explore topics through speakers, field trips, various multimedia, as well as components of community involvement, artistic expression, and hands-on design

 

History and Film (HCW40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  A prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

This course considers film/movies as a source of information – or misinformation – about the past, and as a springboard for critical reflection about interpretations of history.

Students will:

  • study films from various genres (drama, comedy, science fiction, and horror)
  • explore the historical and social context in which the films were created
  • deconstruct the techniques used to convey the filmmakers’ messages
  • pose questions about the influence of cinema on their understanding of the past
  • conduct inquiry into major themes in world history
  • develop critical media literacy
  • engage in historical thinking ​

Check out the video below to learn more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWAmQMZkI7k

Global Issues (GI40S) 1 credit​

Prerequisite:  A prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

This course is based on the principles of active democratic citizenship, ecological literacy, critical media literacy, and ethical decision-making, and consolidates learning across the disciplines to empower students as agents of change for a sustainable and equitable future. Students are provided with opportunities to engage in simulations, inquiry, active experiential learning, dialogue, collaboration, reflection and decision-making.

Students will:

  • conduct inquiry into the social, political, environmental, and economic impact of contemporary and emerging global issues
  • focus on questions of quality of life locally, nationally and globally
  • explore topics such as Media Awareness, Political Spectrum, the UN, Fair Trade, Human Rights, Arms Trade and Genocide.

 

History: Western Civilization (HWC40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  A prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

This course focuses on the impact of major ideas, events, and individuals on the societies of the Western world.

Students will:

  • explores changes in the areas of beliefs and practices, daily life, politics, and the arts
  • come to realize using the history of the past may create solutions for the present

 

Law (LA40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  A prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

This course explores both criminal and civil law. 

Students will:

  • explore criminal law by learning the steps from arrest through the trial process, as well what the various criminal offences entail
  • experience a tour of the Law Courts and watch the first few days of a criminal trial
  • explore civil law by examining the basic steps of a civil law suit, employment practices, and family law
  • discuss current events related to law, mock trials, controversial debate choices
  • explore possible career choices in law
  • have opportunity to interact with in-class speakers such as Crown attorneys, Defense attorneys, Winnipeg Police Service, K-9 Unit, and corporate lawyer

 

Psychology (PY40S) 1 credit​

Prerequisite:  None

Psychology 40S focuses on the human mind and behavior.

Students will:

  • explore the genetic and environmental influences on behavior
  • experience hands-on, activity-based approach to learning
  • get to know, understand, and predict actions and reactions
  • explore topics that include the human brain, personality, social psychology, mental health, and body language

 

Technology

Computer: Cyber & Network Security (CNS1_35S/CNS2_35S) 1 credit

Prerequisite: None

The focus of this course will be on training towards the CyberPatriot Competition and the Canadian Cyber Defence Challenge (CDC).   The CDC was modelled after CyberPatriot in the United States to excite, educate, and motivate the next generation of cyber defenders and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates.

Students will:

  • learn the fundamentals of cyber and network security

 

CyberPatriot--Have YOU Got What It Takes?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVFe-zUQPac

http://www.cyberdefencechallenge.ca/

Computer: Cyber & Network Security (CS1I40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite:  A prerequisite is not required but it is recommended that a basic understanding and interest in the subject exists.

This course expands students understandings of skills they have learned in level 1 and will be training towards the CyberPatriot Competition and the Canadian Cyber Defence Challenge (CDC).  

Students will:

  • expand their fundamental understanding of cyber and network security

Computer: Game Design & Development (GDD1_25S & GDD2_35S) 1 credit

Prerequisite: None

This course takes students through the processes of designing and creating video games.  Students focus on games design rather than programming and will learn the key elements of good game design. 

Students will:

  • develop knowledge on topics such as task design; design integration; control schemes; game balancing; gameplay mechanics and player interaction; tuning; and types and methods of testing and analysis
  • build games playable on Xbox gaming systems ​

 

Computer: Game Design & Development (GDD40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite: None

This course takes students through the processes of designing and creating video games.  Students focus on games design rather than programming and will learn the key elements of good game design. 

Students will:

  • expand their knowledge on topics such as task design; design integration; control schemes; game balancing; gameplay mechanics and player interaction; tuning; and types and methods of testing and analysis
  • build games playable on Xbox gaming systems ​

Computer Science 20S: Introduction to Mobile App Design (CS20S) 1 credit

Prerequisite: None

This is an introductory course designed to learn computer programming with a focus on mobile app development.

Students will:

  • develop programming skills 
  • create computer games
  • create, not simply use, mobile apps
  • be encouraged to bring their mobile devices (smartphone, tablet) to the class for testing purpose.​

Games made in this course, can you beat them?

Computer Science 30S (CS30S) 1 credit

Prerequisite: None, although Introduction to Mobile App Design is highly recommended.

This is an introductory course in the study of computer programming. The tools used in this course are freely available.

Students will:

  • explore more options to create computer apps with an emphasis on object oriented programming language
  • be encouraged to bring their mobile devices (smartphone, tablet) to the class for testing purpose

 

Computer Science 40S (CS40S) 1 credit

Prerequisite: Computer Science CS30S preferred but not required

This course is designed for students who enjoyed and were proficient in the concepts taught in Computer Science 30S.

Students will:

  • be introduced to and utilize more sophisticated data structures and programming techniques to develop a variety of computer applications including desktop applications, web-page applets, and mobile device apps. ​

Yearbook Design

Prerequisite:  None (Open to all students in Grades 10 – 12)

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to produce high-quality images and visual designs for publication.

Students will:

  • learn how to design, arrange, and manipulate text and images using common graphic design applications, including image editing and desktop publishing software
  • be involved in the school yearbook design and editing process, putting their "stamp" on the school yearbook.

 

 A Glimpse of the 2015 Yearbook

Yearbook design covers several courses at Glenlawn:

Grade 10 Yearbook:  YDT20G- 1 credit

Grade 11 Yearbook: YDT30G - 1 credit

Grade 12 Yearbook:  YDT40G - 1 credit


Career Development 

LifeWorks 20 (LWP20S) 1 credit

The main emphasis of this course is personal introspection and career exploration. Students will use myBlueprint to achieve many of the outcomes and build a portfolio of work that will strengthen resume skills.  

Students will:

  • Work on communication skills
  • Look at workplace information and trends
  • Focus on self-assessment
  • Match personal skills to occupations
  • Consider stereotyping and discrimination in the workplace
  • Explore work-search tools


LifeWorks 30 (LWB30S) 1 credit

The main focus of this course for student is on building career knowledge and skills, while preparing for life and career transitions. Students focus on building a solid foundation to grow and change throughout their lives.

Students will:

  • build their knowledge, skills, and qualities to establish a career foundation
  • explore specific postgraduation options
  • refine their knowledge and skills while exploring ways to improve their employability attributes
  • explore career information and the world of work, including labour market information, workplace safety and health, and employer and employee responsibilities
  • be exposed to meaningful integrated career-related placement(s) and career mentor


LifeWorks 40 (LWT40S) 1 credit

The main emphasis of this course is on the transition from high school to post-secondary training and preparation for employment. A major portion of this course will be based in the community where students will put into action the skills reviewed and refreshed in the first few weeks. Students will focus on building skills that employers often say are lacking in young workers.

Students will:  

  • interact effectively and positively with others
  • focus on Career Exploration
  • learn and plan how to make life and work enhancing decisions
  • focus on Job seeking and Job maintenance
  • engage in Career and Community Experiences




 
 
 
   
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RT @Glenlawn_SC: Hey Lions! The Glenlawn Girls' soccer team will be running its first try-outs on Wednesday(September 22nd) and Friday this week. Try-outs will run from 4:00-5:30 pm on Memorial field (field next to the school). Everyone is welcomed! Good luck, Lions! #lions #wearebettertogether

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RT @Glenlawn_SC: Morning Lions! The Boys' soccer team will begin their tryouts next week on Tuesday, September 28th and Wednesday, September 29th at 4:00 pm at Memorial field. Everyone is welcomed! Good luck! #lions #wearebettertogether

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RT @Glenlawn_SC: Hello Lions! Do you enjoy reading, chatting, and getting to know new people? Glenlawn's Book Club is a great place to do both! Join us in the Library Conference Room on Tuesday, September 28th at lunch. See Ms. Friesen in room 207 if you have questions. https://t.co/y9RrmfvuTg

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