Elective Courses to Enhance Your Life & Career

Adult Education Centres offers a range of elective courses that will benefit you in your everyday life, post-secondary education, current employment and future employment. Select from the list of courses on this page to learn more. For more information, be sure to check out our FAQ.

Automated Office 40S

Available Class
Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Teacher: Bev Rosas-Leon

Prerequisite required: English 20F

Description
Automated Office 40S is designed to help the adult learner brush up on computer skills. Software applications, electronic communications, internet use, information management, desktop publishing and other topics are explored so learners can apply them to other courses, post-secondary education and employment.
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Family Studies 40S

Available Class
Days offered: Not offered Semester 1, 2016-2017. Please check back for future class offerings.
Teacher: TBD

Prerequisite recommended: None
Prerequisite required: None

Description
In this course you will study the role and importance of the family in society.

Major topics include:

  • Parenting
  • Child development
  • Health and wellness
  • Improving communication
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Building family relationships
  • Making effective decisions
  • Solving problems
  • Managing goals and resources
  • Balancing work and family life
  • Handling change
  • Extending relationships
  • Growing as a person
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Global Issues 40S

Available Class
Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Teacher: Nancy Cosby

Prerequisite recommended: History 30F or Cinema as a Witness to Modern History 40s
Prerequisite required: English 20F

Description
This grade 12 history credit will cover:

  • Media
  • Global organization
  • Quality of life
  • Terrorism/war/peace
  • Religion
  • Genocide
  • Cultural diversity
  • Human rights
  • Environmental concern/climate change
  • Indigenous concerns
  • Hunger/poverty

These topics will be explored through the use of research, activities and discussions.
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Grammar & Writing Workshop

Available Class
Days offered: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Prerequisite: None
Teacher: Ruby Schilke

Description
Need extra help writing an essay? Or maybe you could use some assistance formatting a written project within a computer file? If you need extra help with your English classes, talk to a staff member for a referral to our Grammar and Writing Workshop.
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Law 40S

Available Class
Days offered: Is not offered Semester 2, 2016-2017. Please check back for future class offerings.
Time: TBD
Teacher: TBD

Prerequisite required: None
Prerequisite recommended: English 20F

Description
In this elective course, you will have the opportunity to develop your legal knowledge and understanding, as well as your skills in thinking and inquiry. This introduction to the Canadian legal system will cover criminal law, the youth justice system, family law, civil disputes, torts and contract law. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose, history and system of law in Canada
  • Identify the divisions of law and the main concepts behind each kind of law
  • Develop arguments to support and defend an opinion on legal issues and cases
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Life / Work Transitioning 40S

Available Class
Days offered: This course is not currently offered in Semester 1, 2016-2017. Check back for future course offerings.
Teacher: TBD

Prerequisite required: None

Description
This course provides learning outcomes that are necessary for a successful transition into life/work experiences for the future. Students acquire and apply knowledge and skills to make appropriate decisions for life, work and the essential post-secondary education and training that is required in today’s economy. The experiential learning components will provide students with opportunities to explore potential occupations, and to demonstrate employability skills, essential skills and specific occupational skills.
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Management 40S

Available Class
Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Teacher: Ruby Schilke

Prerequisite required: Grade 10 English

Description
Learn and practice vital people skills which will serve you well in both your personal life and your work life, including:

  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Employability
  • Leadership
  • Portfolio development
  • Entry level computer skills
  • Introduction to MS Word and Excel 13
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Psychology 40S

Available Class
Days offered: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Teacher: Glen Pfeifer

Prerequisite required: English 20F

Description
This grade 12, 40S credit course examines human behaviour and the mental process. Mental health care, treatment and awareness are explored as well as certain psychological disorders.
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Cinema as a Witness to Modern History 40S

Available Class
Days offered: Is not offered Semester 2, 2016-2017. Please check back for future class offerings.
Time: TBD
Teacher: TBD

Description
This course considers cinema as a source of information – or misinformation – about the past, and as a springboard for critical reflection about diverse interpretations of history. Students will engage in a variety of learning strategies in this course as they

  • Study films from various genres and periods
  • Explore the historical and social context in which the films were created
  • Deconstruct the techniques used to convey the filmmakers’ messages
  • Pose questions about the influence of cinema on their understanding of the past
  • Conduct inquiry into major themes in world history
  • Develop critical media literacy
  • Engage in historical thinking

The course deals with historical developments and themes that have influenced world history since the beginning of the 20th century, including:

  • Ideology and revolution
  • Power and propaganda
  • Imperialism and decolonization
  • Social transformation
  • War and peace
  • Oppression and resistance
  • Environmental impact
  • Technological change
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