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Our Courses Will Prepare You for Future Success

Are you looking to increase your employment opportunities or need a high school diploma to continue with your post-secondary education? The courses at Adult Education Centres in Winnipeg will prepare you for a future of success. Through our initial assessment, we will place you at the appropriate grade level to ensure you have a positive and rewarding experience. From basic English and mathematics to more specialized subjects like physics, law and psychology, we offer a range of courses to meet your unique needs.


Mature Student Diploma Requirements

  • 4 Grade 12 Credits must be obtained including math at the 40S level (mandatory) and English at the 40S level (mandatory)
  • 4 additional credits must be obtained from any Grade 9-12 course

  *Note: If you plan to attend University, a total of 5 Grade 12 credits are required. 

One of your additional credits must be at the 40S level.


Grade 12 Credits

(Prerequisite listed in parentheses)

  • Pre-Calculus 40S (Pre-Calculus 30S)
  • Applied Math 40S (Applied Math 30S or Core Math 31G)
  • Essential Math 40S (Essential Math 30S)
  • English 40S
    • Comprehensive (English 30S)
    • Transactional (English 30s)
  • Physics 40S (Physics 30S)
  • Chemistry 40S (Chemistry 30S)
  • Biology 40S (Minimum Grade 10)
  • Automated Office 40S (Minimum Grade 10)
  • Cinema as a Witness to Modern History 40S (Minimum Grade 10) Not offered every semester
  • Global Issues 40S (Minimum Grade 10) Not offered every semester
  • Psychology 40S (Minimum Grade 10)
  • Management 40S (Minimum Grade 10)
  • Law 40S (Minimum Grade 10) Not offered every semester
  • Life / Work Transitioning 40S (Minimum Grade 10) Please discuss with the Director


Grade 11 Credits

(Prerequisite listed in parentheses)

  • English 30S (English 20F)
  • Pre-Calculus 30S (Math 20S – testing required)
  • Core Math 31G (Math 20S – testing required)
  • Essential Math 30S (Math 20S)
  • Physics 30S (Applied Math 30S / Core Math 31G)
  • Chemistry 30S (Applied Math 30S / Core Math 31G)


Grade 10 Credits

(Prerequisite listed in parentheses)

  • English 20F (English 10F)
  • Math 20S (Math 10F)


Grade 9 Credits

  • Basic English
  • Basic Math

Mathematics Courses at Adult Education Centres

Learn more about the mathematics courses offered at Adult Education Centres by selecting from the list on this page. Keep in mind we also offer a Basic Mathematics and English course.

Essential Mathematics 20S

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Jacob Carson


Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Jacob Carson


Prerequisite required: Math assessment showing appropriate skill level

Prerequisite recommended: Mathematics 10F (Grade 9)


Description

The new 20S Essential Math focuses on essential math skills for consumer, business, workplace and trades mathematics.


Topics include:

  • Unit pricing and currency exchange
  • Earning an income
  • Linear and area measurements
  • Temperature, mass, and volume measurements
  • Angles and parallel lines
  • Similar figures
  • Trigonometry


Lessons and assessments will include:

  • Mental math
  • Problem solving
  • Daily practice and assignments
  • Individual and group projects
  • Quizzes and tests


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Core Mathematics 31G

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Teacher: Bev Rosas-Leon

OR

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Glen Pfeifer


Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Glen Pfeifer

OR

New: Trimester 2 (December 4, 2017 to March 9, 2018)

Days offered: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Teacher: Janaya Koberstein


Prerequisite required: Math assessment showing appropriate skill level

Prerequisite recommended: Mathematics 20S and/or a good knowledge of basic arithmetic skills – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; as well as fractions, decimals and percentages.


Description

This course will review, in a problem-solving context, the basic concepts of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages in the first 6 weeks. Students will then study algebra, geometry and trigonometry up to an intermediate level, concluding with graphing basic functions, spreadsheets and trigonometry. This course is highly recommended for anyone planning to take Applied 40S.


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Essential Mathematics 30S

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

OR

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Bev Rosas-Leon

Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

OR

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Bev Rosas-Leon

Prerequisite required: Math assessment showing appropriate skill level

Prerequisite recommended: Essential Mathematics 20S


Description

This course will teach you practical math skills to prepare you for Grade 12.


Topics include:

  • Income and debt
  • Money management
  • Statistics
  • Relations and patterns
  • Geometry and trigonometry
  • Design and measurement


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Applied Mathematics 40S

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Janaya Koberstein

Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Janaya Koberstein

OR

Trimester 1 (September 11, 2017 – November 30, 2017)

Trimester 3 (March 9, 2018 to June 14, 2018)

Days offered: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Time: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Teacher: Janaya Koberstein

Prerequisite required: Math assessment showing appropriate skill level

Prerequisite recommended: Applied Mathematics 30S/Core Mathematics 31G


Description

This is a one-credit course with the following topics:

  • Logical reasoning
  • Polynomial functions
  • Exponential functions
  • Logarithmic functions
  • Sinusoidal functions
  • Finances
  • Probability and counting techniques


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Essential Mathematics 40S

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Teacher: Christine Grosshans

OR

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Samantha Hancox


Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Teacher: Christine Grosshans

OR

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Samantha Hancox


Prerequisite required: Math assessment showing appropriate skill level

Prerequisite recommended: Core Math 31G or Essential Math 30S


Description

Grade 12 Essential Mathematics 40S is intended for students whose post-secondary planning does not include a focus on mathematics and science-related fields.


It consists of the following:

  • Vehicle finance
  • Probability
  • Home finance
  • Statistics
  • Geometry and trigonometry
  • Precision measurement


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Pre-Calculus Mathematics 30S

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Louise Budworth


Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Not offered

Prerequisite required: 20S Math (a strong mark is recommended)

Prerequisite recommended: Applied Math 30S or 40S


Description

This course is an excellent preparation for Pre-Calculus 40S. It consists of the following topics:

  • Quadratic functions
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • Analytic geometry
  • Geometry
  • Logic
  • Functions


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Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Not offered


Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Joe Davis

Prerequisite required: Pre-Calculus 30S (a strong mark is highly recommended)

Prerequisite recommended: Applied Math 30S or 40S


Description

This one-credit course is a continuation of Pre-Calculus 30S. It is a prerequisite for many studies at the post-secondary level. It consists of such topics as:

  • Polynomial, radical and rational functions
  • Transformations and operations
  • Exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Trigonometry I
    • Degrees, radians, unit circle
    • Trigonometric functions
  • Trigonometry II
    • Equations
    • Identities
  • Permutations, combinations and the binomial theorem


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English Courses Offered at Adult Education Centres in Winnipeg

Learn more about the English courses offered at Adult Education Centres by selecting from the list on this page. Keep in mind we also offer a Basic Mathematics and English course.

English 20F

Available Class

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Teacher: Jacob Carson

OR

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: TBA


Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: TBA

Prerequisite recommended: Basic English or English 10F


Description

English 20F is a foundation course which focuses on further developing a student’s English language arts skills. Students enrolled in this course have the opportunity to experience both fiction and non-fiction texts. The assignments will include a variety of tasks designed to strengthen a student’s ability to:

  • Explore thoughts and ideas
  • Comprehend and respond personally to texts
  • Manage ideas and information
  • Strengthen the clarity and artistry of communication
  • Function comfortably as a member of an academic/learning community


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English 30S

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Teacher: Glen Pfeifer

OR

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Ruby Schilke


Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Teacher: Glen Pfeifer

OR 

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Ruby Schilke

Trimester 2 (December 4, 2017 to March 9, 2018)

Days offered: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Teacher: Ruby Schilke


Description

English 30S fosters literacy skills that help students lead reflective and effective lives. It deepens their engagement with texts and their understanding of themselves and the world around them. It teaches students to think critically and independently and provides them with the practical skills they need to deal with the demands of an information-based society.


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English 40S Comprehensive

Available Class

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Linda Guest

Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Teacher: Jacob Carson

Prerequisite required: English assessment showing appropriate skill level

Prerequisite recommended: English 30S


Description

English 40S Comprehensive focuses on how the English language functions to inform, persuade and to entertain. Students enrolled in this course have the opportunity to experience both fiction and non-fiction texts. Student assignments vary from written to visual forms. Students in 40S Comprehensive will also be given the opportunity to face and conquer any fears they may have toward public speaking. Please note that one credit for English 40S is necessary for your Grade 12 diploma. Students enrolled in 40S English may participate in the ELA provincial exam.


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English 40S Transactional

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Offered in trimester


Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: TBD

OR

Trimester 1 (September 11, 2017 to November 30, 2017) OR

Trimester 3 (March 12, 2018 to June 14, 2018)

Days offered: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Teacher: Ruby Schilke


Prerequisite required: English assessment showing appropriate skill level

Prerequisite recommended: English 30S


Description

Students will develop their academic writing, reading and presentation skills through classroom activities and the study of film, practical texts and works of non-fiction. Please note that one credit for English 40S is necessary for your Grade 12 diploma. Students enrolled in 40S English may participate in the ELA provincial exam.


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Dissection: Students study the anatomy of fetal pigs in a dissection lab

Dissection: Students study the anatomy of fetal pigs in a dissection lab.

DNA: Students conduct an experiment to extract the DNA from a banana into a test tube.

DNA: Students conduct an experiment to extract the DNA from a banana into a test tube.

Gallery Walk: Biology students work in groups to post information about various common diseases.

Gallery Walk: Biology students work in groups to post information about various common diseases.

AEC Offers Chemistry, Physics & Biology Courses

Adult Education Centres in Winnipeg offers a range of science courses covering the subjects of chemistry, physics and biology. Select from the list on this page to learn more. If you are ready to sign up, please give us a call.

Biology 40S

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

OR

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Nancy Cosby

Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

OR

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Nancy Cosby

Pre-requisite required: English 20F

Pre-requisite recommended: Biology 30S, General Science


Description

This interactive course consists of three major units, particularly suited for students seeking further medically-related post-secondary studies. Ongoing public-health issues in this course include:


  • Cell structure and theory, cancer and other major diseases
  • Human body systems, genetics, biodiversity and organism classification


Course content also focuses on current health concerns and practical life applications through a variety of research projects, in-class labs and class discussion.

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Chemistry 30S

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Christine Grosshans


Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Not offered


Note: This course will be taught at West Kildonan Collegiate, 101 Ridgecrest Avenue. View map.


Prerequisite required: Strong math skills

Prerequisite recommended: Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus Math 20S


Description

Topics include:

  • Atoms
  • Ions
  • Periodic table
  • Writing and naming chemical formulas
  • Balancing and identifying chemical reaction equations


It will also include a basic understanding of the mole concept, stoichiometry and limiting reactants, solutions, gases and organic chemistry.


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Chemistry 40S

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Not offered


Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Christine Grosshans


Note: This course will be taught at West Kildonan Collegiate, 101 Ridgecrest Avenue. View map.


Prerequisite required: Chemistry 30S


Description

Topics include:

  • Atomic structure (electronic configuration)
  • Kinetics (reaction rates)
  • Equilibrium (Le Chatelier’s Principle and solubility)
  • Acids and bases (pH and neutralization)
  • Electrochemistry (redox reactions and electrochemical cells)


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Physics 30S

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Joe Davis

Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Not offered


Note: This course will be held at West Kildonan Collegiate, 101 Ridgecrest Avenue. View map.


Prerequisite required: Strong math skills

Prerequisite recommended: Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus Math 20S; Applied 30S or Core Math 31G


Description

This is a modified Physics 30S course with an emphasis on application of mathematics in real physics situations. It will help prepare students for Applied Math 40S as well as Physics 40S. The math component will include algebra, equation solving, some graphing, vectors and trigonometry. The physics component will include motion (velocity and acceleration) or mechanics as well as gravity and friction.


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Physics 40S

Available Classes

Semester 1
September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018
Not offered

Semester 2
February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018
Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Teacher: TBD


Note: This course will be taught at West Kildonan Collegiate, 101 Ridgecrest Avenue. View map.


Prerequisite required: Physics 30S


Description

This course requires math skills in algebra and trigonometry, and some knowledge of Newtonian laws of motion.


The main focus of the course will be:

  • Fields
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Projectile and circular motion
  • Momentum and impulse
  • Electrical circuits, energy and power


Physics is useful and required in career choices such as engineering and X-ray technology, as well as medical and support careers.


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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 Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Teacher: Bev Rosas-Leon

Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Not offered

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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Global Issues 40S

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Not offered


Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

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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English Tutoring

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Not offered

Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 3:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Teacher: Ruby Schilke

Description

Need extra help writing an essay? 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 Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Jacob Carson

Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Not offered

Prerequisite required: English 20F

Prerequisite recommended: None

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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Management 40S

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 3:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Teacher: Ruby Schilke

Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Teacher: Bev Rosas-Leon


Prerequisite recommended: None

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 Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Teacher: Glen Pfeifer

Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Days offered: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Teacher: Glen Pfeifer

OR

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Teacher: Jacob Carson

Prerequisite required: English 20F

Prerequisite recommended: None

Description

This grade 12, 40S credit course examines the biological perspective of psychology through the study of the brain and central nervous system. Mental illness, treatment and awareness are explored as well as certain psychological disorders.

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Cinema as a Witness to Modern History 40S

Available Classes

Semester 1

September 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018

Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Teacher: Nancy Cosby

Semester 2

February 5, 2018 – June 14, 2018

Not offered

Prerequisite required:
English 20F

Prerequisite recommended: None

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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