HSA at BJM Course Descriptions
Core 90H – (English Language Arts A and B, Catholic Studies 90, Social Studies 90) – The four core subjects in grade 9 will achieve the curricular outcomes in an engaging and unique way by integrating as much health and science related content as possible.
Core 90H – (Français A90H, Français B90H, Éducation Chrétienne 90H, Science Humaines 90H) The four core subjects in grade 9 will achieve the curricular outcomes in an engaging and unique way by integrating as much health and science related content as possible.
Science 90H – This course serves as an introduction to all sciences through a study of human reproduction, atoms and elements, electricity and space. Through many opportunities for hands-on learning, students will develop strong lab skills and an understanding of science fundamentals needed for future courses.
Science 10H – Students will delve deeper into chemical reactions, investigate the dynamics of climate and ecosystems and explore forces and motion. Labs, activities, simulations & inquiry projects will help students to develop their skills so that they are best prepared for all the 20 level sciences.
Environmental Science and Toxicology 20H – The role of humans in the environment will be explored in this course through the study of ecosystems, resource management and environmental testing. The impact of pollution on human health will also be investigated.
Health Science 20H/ Medical Terminology 180* (SK Poly dual credit) – Human body systems, nutrition, health care ethics and philosophy, and the diagnosis and treatment of disease will all be explored in this course. Students will learn new lab skills as they consider health case studies and lab results to come up with possible diagnoses for disease. As part of the course, Medical Terminology 180 will be completed through SK Polytechnic for a dual credit.
Mental Health & Well-Being 20H – Throughout this course, opportunities are provided for students to attain, maintain, and promote a healthy mind, body, heart, and spirit. Young people can acquire the understandings, skills, and confidence needed, for example, to evaluate mental health policies; to negotiate and make healthy decisions about mental health supports; to question the norms and trends that influence decision making; to communicate effectively in relationships; and to take action to promote the well-being of self, family, community, and environment.
Physical Science 20H – This course will allow students to probe further into the foundations of chemistry through the investigation of chemical reactions. Students will also examine the physics of many types of waves. Emphasis will be placed on developing strong problem-solving skills and connecting the science to the world around them.
Anatomy 30H/Anatomy 100* (SK Poly dual credit) – In this dual credit course, students will explore the structure and function of major body systems and how they maintain a healthy body. Engaging lab experiences will enhance student learning.
*This is not an HSA required course. Students may choose to take this as an elective.
Biology 30H – In this course, students will learn about the cell and its functions and genetics and biotechnology. Through a study of evolution, students will examine the relationships between kingdoms of living things.
*This is not an HSA required course but is a requirement for students planning on registering for Biology 120.3.
Biology 120.3 University of Saskatchewan (first year biology class)
This course will provide a continued study of the underlying fundamental aspects of living things. This will include an examination of the cell, genetics and the evolutionary processes which lead to complex, multicellular life forms. Extensive lab work will be a key part of this class.
Prerequisite: Biology 30H. Chemistry 30 is also strongly recommended as a prerequisite for this course.
* This is not an HSA required course.
Math 110.3 University of Saskatchewan (first year math class)/Calculus 30 (dual credit)
This course is an introduction to derivatives, limits, techniques of differentiation, implicit differentiation, anti-derivatives, and application problems.
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 30. A strong mathematical background is strongly recommended. Note that students who successfully complete this course will also receive a Calculus 30 credit.
* This is not an HSA required course. Students may choose to take this as an elective.