Religious Studies

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Course Pathways Chart

Religious Education: `Be With Me` 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

Religious Education: `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

O – World Religions: Beliefs and Daily Life, Open HRF3OI

This course enables students to study world religions and belief traditions in local, Canadian, and global contexts. Students will explore aspects of the human quest for meaning and will examine world religions and belief traditions as exemplified in various sacred teachings and principles, rites, and passages. They will also study the interaction throughout history between society and various belief traditions, and will have opportunities to develop research and inquiry skills related to the study of world religions and belief traditions.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11

U/C – World Religions: Beliefs, Issues, and Religious Traditions HRT3MI

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 11

SUMMER SCHOOL eLearning -World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges 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 offered through eLearning during the summer. You must see your guidance counsellor to register for this course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 11

O – Religious Education: Church and Culture, Open HRE4OI

This course assists students in their development of the skills and knowledge necessary to live lives of full maturity. Within the Catholic faith tradition, it is believed that this growth towards human maturity is best served when students are able to define themselves authentically in relation to their God, to other people and to their world. In the Family Life Education strand, students explore a variety of topics related to the themes of personhood, interpersonal relationships and sexuality. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the prophetic tradition in scripture, become familiar with the social teachings of the Catholic Church, explore contemporary notions of spirituality and prayer, and recognize the importance, of service, power, and the potential of the human person in relation to morality and personal choices concerning future life paths.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 12

Religious Education – Church & Culture (eLearning) HRE4ME

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 requires a separate application. Please make an appointment with your guidance counselor to discuss whether e-learning is a suitable option for you.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 12

U/C – Religious Education: Church and Culture, University/College 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: University/College
GRADE: 12
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: HRE4MX – Religion through drama – Church & Culture – University/College is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Religious Education – (SUMMER SCHOOL eLearning) HRE4MS

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: University/College
GRADE: 12

Religion through drama – Church & Culture – University/College HRE4MX

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. This course has a focus on drama.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 12
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: HRE4MI – U/C – Religious Education: Church and Culture, University/College is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

See the E-Learning tab if you are considering that type of course.

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