Complementary Courses

LBHS offers academic complementary courses as outlined below.

Please see Career and Technology Studies (CTS) for information about our technical or hands-ons courses.

Please see English for information on Creative Writing and Film Studies.

Psychology 20

3 Credits

Are you fascinated with human behaviour and want to learn more about how people think, feel and act? This introductory course examines the history and development of psychology as an academic discipline. Besides exploring the scientific method and specific thought processes, other possible topics include Theories and Measurement of Personality, Intelligence, and the diagnosis and treatment of specific Psychological Disorders. Key to success in this course remains regular attendance and a commitment to personal growth.

  • Students who have successfully completed Grade 10 Social Studies may enter this course. (3-credits).

Experimental Psychology 30

Do you ever wonder what makes people ‘tick’? Would you like to develop a scientific understanding of human behaviour? Examine current and past experiments to determine the theories, practices and ethical considerations required to conduct psychological research. Students may explore theories of personality, parapsychology, altered states of consciousness, including the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. Regular attendance is a necessity, along with a willingness to learn and interact within a collaborative group setting. Students will enjoy a project based academic environment where they can practice the scientific method and research required in this fascinating field.

  • Students in Grades 11 or 12 may register for this course.

Anthropology 30

Are you interested in researching and understanding the evolution of human life on earth? Cultural and Physical Anthropology focuses on understanding the development, interaction and impact of humans on their environment. Examine the methods, techniques and tools used by anthropologists to unearth the secrets of past societies. Examine human societies during the Stone Age over 2.5 million years ago as well as the origin and impact of man-made technology the Mesolithic Era. Study lifestyles of traditional states during the age of Empires. Perfect for the student interested in, and possibly pursuing, post-secondary courses related to this fascinating social science.

  • Students in Grades 11 or 12 may enter this course.

Sociology 30

Ever wonder how society and cultures influence behaviour? Learn to think like a sociologist; develop the tools to better understand individual and group behaviour within a larger social and historical context. By applying scientific methods, students examine intriguing data from a variety of cross-cultural and historical sources. Topics include understanding agents of socialization, crime and delinquency as well as social control and the influence of social institutions such as the family, education, and discrimination. Students must be committed to regular attendance and a willingness to learn and interact within a collaborative group setting. As a result, students learn first-hand how positive social interaction can be a resource for everyday living.

  • Students in Grades 11 or 12 may enter this course.
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