|Grade 11 - Religious Studies|
HRF3O - World Regions: Beliefs and Daily Life (Open):
This course introduces students to the range and diversity of world religions, and examines how systems of belief affect individual lives and social relationships. Students will learn about Catholicism and a variety of religious beliefs, teachings, traditions, and practices. Through this discovery students develop their awareness of the place of religion in the lives of their neighbors as well as a more authentic understanding and a deeper commitment to their own faith tradition. This course draws on expectations outlined in both the Social Sciences and Humanities and the Institute for Catholic Education policy document. This Open course is designed to broaden student's knowledge and skills in subjects that reflect their interests and to prepare them for active and rewarding participation in society.
HRT3M - World Religions: Faith & Culture (University/College):
This course enables students to learn about the beliefs, traditions and practices of some of the Great Religions of the world. Students will explore the religious experience in its varied manifestations throughout human history and expressed through different forms of sacred language, ritual and life-style. While focusing on the faith journey of the Catholic and other Christian communities throughout the ages, students will also learn about the Church's interaction with other religions, particularly, Judaism, Islam and the Spiritual heritage of Canada's Native People. Students will recognize the connections between religion and the development of civilizations and the impact of religion on human experience. Students will learn to appreciate further their own unique Catholic heritage while developing a respectful understanding of other religions. In the Family Life Education strand, students explore a variety of topics related to the themes of personhood, family relationships and sexuality.