Course Descriptions

Core Course Descriptions

English Language Arts (ELA)

 A 30-level ELA course is a requirement for graduation.

 Information on Alberta’s high school English language arts curriculum, including sequencing and prerequisites, can be found here.

All ELA courses are 5-credit.

 ELA 10-4, 20-4, and 30-4 are not available through Palliser Beyond Borders.

Social Studies

 A 20-level Science course is a requirement for graduation.

Information on Alberta’s high school Social Studies curriculum, including sequencing and prerequisites, can be found here.

All Science courses are 5-credit.

 Social Studies 10-4 and 20-4 are not available through Palliser Beyond Borders.

Science

 A 20-level Science course is a requirement for graduation.

 Information on Alberta’s high school Science curriculums (including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), including sequencing and prerequisites, can be found here - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science.

All Science courses are 5-credit.

 Science 10-4 and 20-4 are not available through Palliser Beyond Borders.

Mathematics

 A 20-level Math course is a requirement for graduation.

 Information on Alberta’s high school Mathematics curriculum, including sequencing and prerequisites, can be found here.

All Math courses are 5-credit.

 Students wishing to enroll in Math 10-3 should enroll in Math 15.

Math 10-4 and 20-4 are not available through Palliser Beyond Borders.

Non-Core Course Descriptions

Career & Life Management (CALM)

CALM is a requirement for graduation.

Information on Alberta’s CALM curriculum can be found here.

Prerequisite(s): None

Credits: 3

Physical Education

Physical Education 10 is a requirement for graduation

Information on Alberta’s high school Physical Education curriculum, including sequencing and prerequisites, can be found here.

Credits: Each course can be completed for 3, 4, or 5 credits

Art

Students will create art by using a variety of media. They will develop their artistic, technical and critical skills as they explore visual expression; and they will discover various ways to share their thoughts and ideas with others.

Information on Alberta’s Art curriculum can be found here.

Prerequisite(s): None

Credits: At 10 and 20 can be completed for 3, 4, or 5 credits. Art 30 can only be completed for 5 credits.

Astronomy

Students will explore the vastness of space by making observations of the sun, moons, planets, and stars. They will track the movement of these objects through the sky through various times of day and year to get a better understanding of our place in the universe.

Prerequisite(s): None

Credits: 3

Computer Science

This course covers an introduction to electronic circuits (both theory and practical), an introduction to computer programming using the Arduino programming boards and breadboards. The course will end with a major project designed and planned by the student to encompass everything that they have learned in the course.

Prerequisite(s): None

Credits: up to 6 credits

Data Science

This course focuses on learning and applying in-demand data science skills including data analysis and visualization, coding, and computational thinking.

Prerequisite(s): None

 Credits: 3

Electronic Music Creation

This course focuses on electronic music creation, through four tiered projects. The end product and goal is the creation of a 30 second soundtrack to a video clip.

Prerequisite(s): None; Some basic music literacy is recommended. Desire to create original music.

 Credits: Up to 13 credits

Financial Management

Resources from Enriched Academy are used to educate, inspire, and coach students to financial health.

Prerequisite(s): None

 Credits: 3

Food Studies

Students will explore their interests in food and nutrition to develop the skills associated with cooking, and meal preparation. The classroom focus will include food preparation, the role of food, food production, visual appreciation, health and wellness, global food awareness, meal planning, and economics.

Prerequisite(s): None

 Credits: Up to 8 credits

Forensic Science Studies

In this course, students learn about many different types of forensic evidence, how to collect this evidence using various techniques and how this evidence is analyzed. Students will participate in a variety of labs to put their knowledge to practical use.

Prerequisite(s): None

 Credits: up to 6 credits (3 credits per course)

French - 3 year plan

The goal of this program is that by the end of French 30-3Y, students can understand and express themselves in basic situations, provided the language they encounter is clear and based on familiar topics and structures, and can use the cultural and strategic knowledge they have gained to sustain their communication.

 Prerequisite(s): None; This program of studies is designed for students who have had no prior instruction in French before entering high school

 Credits: Each course is 5 credits

General Psychology

The aim of this course is to provide you with a general background in psychology including the history of psychology and the principles of learning and thinking. You will learn about stress and aggression, the influence of small groups, the status of roles, and some insights regarding neurosis and psychosis.

Prerequisite(s): None

 Credits: 3 credits

Journalism

In this course students will explore the many aspects of journalism including the history, basics of journalistic writing, foundations of AP writing style, and sourcing. They will practice writing across all mediums including print, online, radio, and TV broadcasting.

Prerequisite(s): None

 Credits: Up to 9 credits

Legal Studies

Students explore aspects of rights and responsibilities in relation to the law, including workplace and consumer law, and criminal law.

Prerequisite(s): None

 Credits: Up to 2 credits

Personal Psychology

This introductory psychology course is designed to help students develop an explanation of human intelligence, an understanding of personality theories and personality inventories, and biological influences on behavior, including the brain and its role in sensation and perception involving sight, sound, touch, taste and smell

Prerequisite(s): None

 Credits: 3 credits

Tourism

Students explore aspects of the tourism industry.

Prerequisite(s): None

 Credits: 1 credit

Western World History

This course focuses on studying elements of World History including Ancient Civilizations, Medieval Times, Absolutism, Industrialism, and the fight for Equality.

 Prerequisite(s): None; this is a 30 level course and the expectations are students will be able to complete work at the 30 level

 Credits: 3

World Geography

This course focuses on elements of World Geography including examining political boundaries, forces of nature, and climate.

Prerequisite(s): None; this a 30 level course and the expectations are students will be able to complete work at the 30 level

 Credits: 3

Wildlife

Hunter Education and Hunting and Game Management Theory and Practice will develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge related to wildlife and ecosystems, and an understanding for the need to manage wildlife.

Prerequisite(s): None

 Credits: 2

Work Experience

 Provides opportunities for students to apply knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired through other course work in the workplace.

 Prerequisite : HCS3000 (Workplace Safety Systems)

 Students may earn up to 15 credits in WE towards their Alberta High School Diploma.

Credits: 1

Dual Credit

Dual-credit programs provide high school students with the opportunity to explore post-secondary education and career pathways while earning credits at both the high school and post-secondary institution. Post-secondary tuition fees are paid by Palliser.

Dual-credit studies are available to full-time Palliser students, and are designed primarily for grade 11 and 12 students. Information on Palliser’s Dual Credit programming can be found here.

 

To begin, I just want to say I miss being in your classes so much! I loved literally every project I did in both Psychology and Forensics, and I loved how you were always available to help or give me creative freedom in my assignment. 

Morgan, 12

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