Psychology 20, 30, 35AP
The objectives of the Psychology 20 and 30/35 are designed to develop the students’ skills and understanding that make it possible for more effective living in our complex environment. The students’ attention will focus on the scientific approach to understanding human behaviour so that they may more fully appreciate the reasons that underlie one’s own acts and those of others.
Personal and General Psychology 20 (6 credits total) (Grade 11 and 12)
General Psychology 20 covers the memory cycle, learning strategies, creative ways to solve problems, as well individual and group interactions. It also covers Psychological Disorders and Psychology related careers. Personal Psychology covers theories of development from infancy through to adulthood. It also covers theories on personality, perception as well as brain development and how all these developments impacts human behaviour.
Experimental Psychology 30 (3 credits) (Grade 11 and 12)
The themes include:
1. Introduction to Psychology
5. Heredity and Environment
6. Biological Influences on Behaviour
7. Understanding Perception
Sociology 30 (3 credits) (Grade 11 and 12)
Sociology is the scientific study of group behaviour – a study of “what is” rather than “what ought to be”. Sociologists study the status of group, social class, social mobility, minority groups, and institutions, which have a great deal of influence on groups. Families and schools are two main institutions, which have a great deal of influence on our young people. Sociology 30 includes studying crime and delinquency, goal setting, marriage and social movements as well as the sociology of sports.
Note: Sociology 30 can be combined with Experimental Psychology 30 (3 credits each)
Abnormal Psychology 35/AP
This is an Advanced Placement level course equal to a first-year introductory university course.
Dual Credit Psychology: University of Calgary
This course is both in class and online through D2L, which includes 2-90 minute lectures per month. Students will earn up to 6 credits towards completion of an Alberta High School Diploma, and 3 post-secondary credits for Psychology 203 (Psychology for Everyday Life). This course is for Grade 12 students who have a desire to explore the field of Psychology, with a potential desire to transition into post-secondary study following high school. This course is eligible for transfer to any post-secondary institution as a one semester Psychology course.
Student Support Classes
Learning Strategies 15/25/35 (3/5 credits each)
Learning Strategies is a course designed to assist high school students in developing understandings, literacies, skills and values to be successful learners across all subject areas. This course directly involves students in response to their needs and in respect to their courses of study. In collaboration with teachers, educational assistants, peers and parents, support is engaged and strategies are introduced, developed and applied. Progressively, students gain confidence, realize independence and achieve success in subject areas. The content of the Learning Strategies course is organized through five major topics: Understanding Self and Others as Learners, Organization and Management of Time and Resources (Human & Material), Understanding the Learning Process, Responding to Assessment and Evaluation, and Self-Advocacy and Relationship Management in the School Setting.
Math 15: Competencies in Mathematics (3/5 credits)
The aim of this course is to prepare students for success in Mathematics 10C. In Math 15, students will work to identify and bridge gaps in conceptual understanding from grade 8 & 9 mathematics courses, and gain practical skills. In addition, students will work to identify successful learning practices such as organization, self-advocacy, persistence, and communication.
Upon course completion, students will be recommended to Math 10-C or Math 10-3 by Math faculty.