Religious Studies

Religious Studies 2018-05-29T15:23:59+00:00
course pathway chart

Grade 9 Discipleship and Culture HRE1OI

This course engages students in the examination of the Christian narrative as revealed in Sacred Scripture. Students are invited to a deeper understanding of both the joy and the demands of living out the call to discipleship as it is described in the Scriptures. Students explore discipleship as encountered in the Sacred Tradition of the Church (Sacraments, Liturgical Year and Church Teaching and Law), as part of their ongoing personal growth and faith understanding. Students explore Catholic rituals, teaching, practice, morals and values, and virtues to facilitate a healthy and covenantal relationship with self, God and with others. Using theological reflection, they are challenged to explore the connections and disconnections of ethical concepts (euthanasia, abortion, sexuality, etc.) between the Church and contemporary culture. The course focuses on encouraging students to know and love by following in the footsteps of Jesus. As they learn of his words and deeds, they discover the importance of prayerfully serving the community to bring about the Reign of God.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 9

Christ and Culture (Drama Focus) HRE2OD

This course both invites and challenges the adolescent to personalize the Gospel values and social justice principles that guide Catholics in understanding their role in shaping culture as disciples of Jesus. Students will explore such foundational topics as: what it means to be human, created in God’s image, what is culture, Christ and culture, living together in solidarity, social justice, prayer and sacrament, friendship and intimacy. Connections between the living Church and contemporary culture are explored in terms of what it means to be a responsible Christian adolescent in a secularized, pluralistic world.
COURSE NOTE: This course involves using drama techniques (such as tableau, script, character, set, blocking and story-telling) to explore religion themes and deepen the understanding of community through planning liturgical services for the school.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10

Christ and Culture HRE2OI

This course both invites and challenges the adolescent to personalize the Gospel values and social justice principles that guide Catholics in understanding their role in shaping culture as disciples of Jesus. Students will explore such foundational topics as: what it means to be human, created in God’s image, what is culture, Christ and culture, living together in solidarity, social justice, prayer and sacrament, friendship and intimacy. Connections between the living Church and contemporary culture are explored in terms of what it means to be a responsible Christian adolescent in a secularized, pluralistic world.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10

World Religions: Faith and Culture HRE3MI

This course engages students in the examination of world religions, particularly Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the First Nations, Metis and Inuit Spiritualities and a locally appropriate religious tradition. This is a survey course that will help students understand the basic similarities and differences between the religious traditions so they can interact with others with acceptance and familiarity. We live in a multi-faith global community. With the knowledge of this course, students ought to be able to understand more clearly the world’s religious affairs.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: HRE2OD – Christ and Culture (Drama Focus) or HRE2OI – Christ and Culture or ENG2DI – English or ENG2PI – English

Faith and Culture: World Religions HRT3MI

This course provides students with opportunities to explore various world religions and belief traditions. Students will develop knowledge of the terms and concepts relevant to this area of study, will examine the ways in which religions and belief traditions meet various human needs, and will learn about the relationship between belief and action. They will examine sacred writings and teachings, consider how concepts of time and place influence different religions and belief traditions, and develop research and inquiry skills related to the study of human expressions of belief.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: None

Faith and Culture: World Religions (SUMMER SCHOOL) HRT3MS

This course engages students in the examination of world religions, particularly Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Spiritualities and a locally appropriate religious tradition. This is a survey course that will help students understand the basic similarities and differences between the religious traditions so they can interact with others with acceptance and familiarity. We live in a multi-faith global community. With the knowledge of this course, students ought to be able to understand more clearly the world’s religious affairs.
COURSE NOTE: This course is an E-learning course. Students can expect to work up to 6 hours per day. Course begins July 4th and ends July 28th.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: HRE2OD – Christ and Culture (Drama Focus) or HRE2OI – Christ and Culture or ENG2DI – English or ENG2PI – English

World Religions: Faith & Culture HRE3OI

This course engages students in the examination of world religions, particularly Judaism, Christianity and Islam, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Spiritualties’, and locally appropriate religious tradition(s), if suitable. This is a survey course that will help students understand the basic similarities and differences between the religious traditions so they can interact with others with acceptance and familiarity. Ontario is a multi-faith global community. Students will deepen their understanding of the various faith traditions in their local community and around the world.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11

Faith and Culture: World Religion HRF3OI

This course engages students in the examination of world religions, particularly Judaism, Christianity and Islam, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Spiritualties’, and locally appropriate religious tradition(s), if suitable. This is a survey course that will help students understand the basic similarities and differences between the religious traditions so they can interact with others with acceptance and familiarity. Ontario is a multi-faith global community. Students will deepen their understanding of the various faith traditions in their local community and around the world.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: None

Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice HSE3EW

This course enables students to develop an understanding of historical and contemporary issues relating to equity, diversity, and social justice in a variety of contexts. Students will explore the nature of diversity and power relations in Canada and how social norms shape individual identity. They will learn about social activism and how to address situations that involve discrimination, harassment, and denial of rights. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to an equity, diversity, or social justice issue.
COURSE NOTE: This course will be taken concurrently with HRE4OW – Church and Culture along with a 1 credit co-op taken outside of the regular school day. As part of this credit package, students will travel internationally.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 11

Church and Culture HRE4MI

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of how the Church engages contemporary culture with faith and reason, in pursuit of love, justice, and the common good. Students will have opportunity to learn how living the Baptismal vocation to a virtuous life, filled with the joy of the Gospel and nurtured by the sacraments, can transform them and society from within, allowing God to reign in human hearts. Students will also refine research and inquiry skills.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.

Religious Education – Church & Culture HRE4MW

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of how the Church engages contemporary culture with faith and reason, in pursuit of love, justice, and the common good. Students will have opportunity to learn how living the Baptismal vocation to a virtuous life, filled with the joy of the Gospel and nurtured by the sacraments, can transform them and society from within, allowing God to reign in human hearts. Students will also refine research and inquiry skills.
COURSE NOTE: This course will be taken concurrently with HSE4MW – Equity and Social Justice along with a 1 credit co-op taken outside of the regular school day. As part of this credit package, students will travel internationally.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12

Equity and Social Justice: From Theory to Practice HSE4MW

This course enables students to develop an understanding of the theoretical, social, and historical underpinnings of various equity and social justice issues and to analyse strategies for bringing about positive social change. Students will learn about historical and contemporary equity and social justice issues in Canada and globally. They will explore power relations and the impact of a variety of factors on equity and social justice. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to an equity or social justice issue.
COURSE NOTE: Students in the course must also be registered in HRE4MW and will travel internationally in the Spring of 2019 on a WE experience as part of the course package.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.

Grade 12 Church and Culture HRE4OI

This course has the aim of assisting students in understanding themselves as moral persons living the way of Christ through an examination of the revelation of sacred Scripture, and the experience and teaching of the Catholic Church. It engages students in critical reflection on significant contemporary moral and ethical issues in light of Scripture, Church teaching, and their own experiences (i.e., Theological Reflection). Social and ecological justice issues are explored along with a study of topics that focus on Christian mercy and forgiveness. The graces and challenges of every day human living, understanding who we are, what we are called to be, and living in relationships, including marriage, and family life are explored from a Catholic perspective. Students are challenged to adopt the Christian stance in the political world.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 12

Church and Culture HRE4OW

This course has the aim of assisting students in understanding themselves as moral persons living the way of Christ through an examination of the revelation of sacred Scripture, and the experience and teaching of the Catholic Church. It engages students in critical reflection on significant contemporary moral and ethical issues in light of Scripture, Church teaching, and their own experiences (i.e., Theological Reflection). Social and ecological justice issues are explored along with a study of topics that focus on Christian mercy and forgiveness. The graces and challenges of everyday human living, understanding who we are, what we are called to be, and living in relationships, including marriage, and family life are explored from a Catholic perspective. Students are challenged to adopt the Christian stance in the political world.
COURSE NOTE: This course will be taken concurrently with HSE3EW – Equity, Diversity and Social Justice along with a 1 credit co-op taken outside of the regular school day. As part of this credit package, students will travel internationally.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 12

E-Learning courses are offered in this area. See the E-Learning tab if you are considering that type of course.