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English Department

Course Descriptions

 

English, Grade 9, Academic (ENG1D)


This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.


Prerequisite: None


English, Grade 9, Applied (ENG1P)


This course is designed to develop the key oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will read, interpret, and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic
texts. An important focus will be on identifying and using appropriate strategies and processes to improve students’ comprehension of texts and to help them communicate clearly and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10
applied English course, which leads to college or workplace preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.


Prerequisite: None



English, Grade 10, Academic (ENG2D)


This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.


Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied



English, Grade 10, Applied (ENG2P)


This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will study and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on the consolidation of strategies and processes that help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course.


Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied



English, Grade 11, University Preparation (ENG3U)


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


English, Grade 11, College Preparation (ENG3C)


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

 

English, Grade 11, Everyday Workplace (ENG3E)

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and
creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students
will study the content, form, and style of a variety of contemporary informational,
graphic, and literary texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms
for practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language clearly and accurately
in a variety of formal and informal contexts. The course is intended to prepare students
for the compulsory Grade 12 workplace preparation course.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Applied

 

Media Studies, Grade 11, Open (EMS3O)


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 analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media words and audience responses to tehm, 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.


English, Grade 12, University Preparation (ENG4U)


This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.


Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation


English, Grade 12, College Preparation (ENG4C)


This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, 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 and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace.


Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, College Preparation

 

Studies in Literature, Grade 12, University Preparation (ETS4U)


This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism. The course may focus on themes, genres, time periods, or countries. Students will analyse a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. They will also assess crticial interpretations, write analytical essays, and complete an independent study project.


The Writer's Craft, Grade 12, University Preparation (EWC4U)


This course emphasizes knowledge and skils related to the craft of writing. Students will analyze models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range or 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.

 

Writer's Craft, Grade 12, College Preparation (EWC4C)

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students
will investigate models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to write a variety
of works; and make considered decisions for improving the quality of their writing.
They will also complete a creative or analytical independent study project and investigate
opportunities for publication and for writing careers.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, College Preparation

 

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OLC4O)

 

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