Other Courses

Other Courses Offered

Career and Life Management (3 credits)
This course is designed to assist students to plan for their futures and to succeed on their own. Topics covered: self management, personal goals, coping with stress, peer pressure, human sexuality, career planning, job interviews, consumer awareness, home and family. Compulsory course to meet the Alberta High School Diploma requirements.

Learning Strategies 15, 25 & 35 (5 credits each)
Discover your learning style - what works, what doesn't. Time management, study tips and self advocay. Match your personality to potential career choices and then make sure that your high school courses provide the foundation you need.

Physical Education 10 (3 - 5 credits)
This course encourages the development of body management, coordination, and control through a variety of activities. A variety is essential in order to get the most out of a self-directed Physical Education program. Compulsory course to meet the Alberta High School Diploma requirements.

Art 10-20-30 (5 credits each)
Students examine various approaches to art and design. Students are also encouraged to be creative and develop techniques using a variety of media.

Forensic Science 25 (3 credits) and Forensic Science 35 (3 or 5 credits)
Some of the topics covered include collection and analysis of crime scene evidence; analysis of real crime cases; forensic anthropology, entomology and toxicology; arson investigation; and criminal profiling.

General Psychology 20 (3 credits)
This course provides a general background in psychology including its history and the principles of learning and thinking. Topics include stress and aggression, the influence of small groups, the status of roles, neurosis and psychosis.

Personal Psychology 20  (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the science of the brain and the various branches of psychology, personality development, and perception.

Abnormal Psychology 35  (3 credits)
This course delves deeper into the science of the brain and explores predisposistions and causes as well as certain clinical disorders. 

Experimental Psychology 30  (3 credits)
Topics include: 'Scientific methods & uses of psychology today', 'Surveys, Sampling and Data Distortion', 'Human/Animal Experiments, Ethics and more'.

General Sociology 20  (3 credits)
Topics covered include group behaviour, the meaning of cultural norms and deviations from them, family groups and social classes; and social problems such as increasing crime rates and illegal drug use

World Geography 30  (3 credits)
In this course, you’ll be introduced to the concepts of physical and cultural geography. Discover how physical processes, weather, climate, landforms, soils, and vegetation affect the earth and its inhabitants. You’ll also learn how human activities, such as industry development, land use, settlement patterns, and resource exploitation impact the environment.

Aboriginal Studies 10-20-30 (5 credits each)
Students explore the worldviews, symbolism, culture and political organizations of Aboriginal people in Canada, both past and present. Aboriginal Studies 10 requires parent notification under the Alberta Human Rights Act. Prerequisites: Need to be completed in order

Reading 15 & 25 (5 credits each)
Hone your reading skills through an exploration of reading habits, writing processes, oral communication, and thinking skills.

CALM

Welcome to Career and Life Management

Your Instructor is Sharon Tuckwood or Brian Ronneberg

   Course Outline:   

  • 70% Module Assignments
  • 30% School Final Exam
  Module 1    (30%)      Personal Choices
  Module 2    (30%)      Resource Choices
Module 3    (30%)    Career and Life Choices
Module 4    (10%)    Part A: Human Sexuality
       OR
     Part B: Relationships
Final Exam    Allow for 2 hours to write this exam  

   General Instructions:   

  • Always start with the coiled Module. This will guide you to all other resources.
  • You are encouraged to use a computer for all long answer and research questions. Attach your work in the space provided

Forensic Science

Welcome to Forensic Science 

Your Instructor is Sharon Tuckwood or Brian Ronnberg

General Instructions:   Always start with the coiled Module. The coiled book is where you learn in order to be successful with the assignment. 

   Forensics 25 (3cr) Course Outline:   

  • 70% Module Assignments
  • 30% School Final Exam
Module 1     Evidence & Fingerprint Analysis
Module 2     Trace Evidence
Module 3     Body Fluid Evidence
Module 4     Forensic Detection of Impaired Driving   
Module 5     Polygraphing & Document Analysis
Module 6     Forensic Genetics
  Final Exam       Allow for 2 hours to write this exam

   Forensics 35 (3 cr) Course Outline:   

  • 70% Module Assignments
  • 30% School Final Exam
Module 1    Forensic Toxicology
Module 2    Law Enforcement Equipment & Canines   
Module 3     Arson & Explosives
Module 4     Criminal Profiling
Module 5     Forensic Ballistics
Module 6     Anthropology & Forensic Entomology
  Final Exam       Allow for 2 hours to write this exam


   Forensics 35 (5 cr) Course Outline:   

  • 70% Module Assignments
  • 30% School Final Exam
Module 1     The Investigative Process
Module 2     Law Enforcement Equipment
Module 3     Criminal Profiling
Module 4     Forensic Anthropology & Entomology
Module 5     Police Canines
Module 6     Forensic Toxicology
Module 7     Arson & Explosives
Module 8     Ballistics
Module 9     Footwear, Tire & Tool Mark Impressions
Module 10     Novel Study: 
 
  • Under the Bridge - by Rebecca Godfrey
  • Grave Secrets - by Kathy Reichs
  • The Christopher Killer - by Alane Ferguson
  Final Exam       Allow for 2 hours to write this exam

  

Learning Strategies

Welcome to Learning Strategies  15, 25 and 35    

Your Instructor is Brian Ronneberg

Upon signing up for any Learning Strategies Course, Brian will help you create or re-activate a MyBlueprint account. All other resources are on the Resources Site under COURSES/LINKS on our website.

   Learning Strategies Course Outline:   

  • 100% Module Assignments
  • There is no Final Exam
  Assignment 1       Understanding Self as a Learner
Assignment 2     Organization and Management
Assignment 3     Understanding the Learning Process   
Assignment 4     Assessment and Evaluation
Assignment 5     Self Advocacy

Physical Education

Welcome to Physical Education

Your Instructor is Brian Ronneberg

Phys. Ed. 10 Course Outline:   

  • 50% Module Assignments
  • 50% Activity Hours
  Assignment 1    (20%)       Nutrition Questions
Assignment 2    (20%)     Sports Summaries
Assignment 3    (10%)     Project
Hours              (50%)     3 Credits =  75 Hours    
      4 Credits = 100 Hours
      5 Credits = 125 Hours

   General Instructions:   

  • A variety of physical activities are required and to be submitted monthly. Please clarify any questions you may have with Brian.
     

Phys. Ed. 20 & 30 Courses are rarely offered as students must be involved in a monitored Athletic Program.  

Psychology

Welcome to Psychology     

Your Instructor is Sharon Tuckwood

General Instructions:   Always start with the coiled Module. The coiled book is where you learn in order to be successful with the assignment. 

   Personal Psychology 20 (3cr) Course Outline:   

  • 70% Module Assignments
  • 30% School Final Exam
  Assignment 1       Introduction to Psychology
Assignment 2     Physical and Psychological Development   
Assignment 3     Intelligence
Assignment 4     Personality Theories
Assignment 5     Heredity and Environment
Assignment â€‹6     Biology and Behaviour
Assignment 7     Perception and Sensation
Final Exam     Allow for 1.5 hours to write this exam

 General Psychology 20 (3cr) Course Outline:   

  • 70% Module Assignments
  • 30% School Final Exam
  Assignment 1       Psychology – A Look Into the Past
Assignment 2     The Principles of Learning
Assignment 3     Thinking and Memory
Assignment 4     Roles and Group Influences
Assignment 5     Emotions and Criminal Behaviour
Assignment 6     Neurosis
Assignment 7     Psychosis
Final Exam     Allow for 1.5 hours to write this exam   

   Abnormal Psychology 35 (3cr) Course Outline:   

  • 70% Module Assignments
  • 30% School Final Exam
  Assignment 1       A Review & History of Abnormal Psychology
Assignment 2     Stereotypes, Labels & Assessment
Assignment 3     Predisposition, Biological Factors, and the Brain    
Assignment 4     Psychosocial & Sociocultural Causes
Assignment 5     Introduction to Clinical Disorders
Assignment 6     Clinical Disorders
Assignment 7     Neurocognitive Disorders
Assignment 8     Childhood & Unique Disorders & Treatment
Final Exam     Allow for 1.5 hours to write this exam

  Experimental Psychology 30 (3cr) Course Outline:   

  • 70% Module Assignments
  • 30% School Final Exam
  Assignment 1       Exp.Psych. Defined & Research Methods
Assignment 2     Scientific Method & Uses of Psychology Today
Assignment 3     Measures, Feedback, Samples & Results
Assignment 4     Factors, Research & Preparing a Draft Proposal    
Assignment 5     Surveys, Sampling & Data Distortion
Assignment 6     Human/Animal Experiments, Ethics & More
Final Project     There is no Final Exam 

 

Sociology

  Welcome to General Sociology 20   (3 Cr) 

Your Instructor is Sharon Tuckwood

General Instructions:   Always start with the coiled Module. The coiled book is where you learn in order to be successful with the assignment. 

   Sociology 20 (3cr) Course Outline:   

  • 70% Module Assignments
  • 30% School Final Exam
Module 1     The Discipline of Sociology-Pt.1
Module 2     The Discipline of Sociology-Pt.2
Module 3     Culture - Pt.1
Module 4     Culture - Pt.2
Module 5     Culture - Pt.3
Module 6     Society and Social Class - Pt.1
Module 7     Society and Social Class - Pt.2
Module 8     Course Review
  Final Exam       Allow for 2 hours to write this exam    

World Geography

Welcome to World Geography 30   (3 Cr) 

Your Instructor is Sharon Tuckwood

General Instructions:   Always start with the coiled Module. The coiled book is where you learn in order to be successful with the assignment. 

   World Geography 30 (3cr) Course Outline:   

  • 70% Module Assignments
  • 30% School Final Exam
  Assignment 1       Geography as a Field of Study/Communicating Location
Assignment 2     The Earth in Motion/Regions & Zones
Assignment 3     Settlement & Geographic Features/Migration & the Canadian Census
Assignment 4     Migration, Population Changes & Canadian Census/Case Study: Japan   
Assignment 5     Meaning, Significance & Change/The Impact of Humanity
Assignment 6     Influencing the Earth's Systems.
Final Exam     Allow for 1.5 hours to write this exam