This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and creative and critical thinking skills that are necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various countries, periods, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and media texts; produce a variety of creative, persuasive, and analytical written and media texts; and apply their knowledge of oral communication skills in a variety of formal and informal contexts. Important focuses are independent research, the creative and precise use of language, clear expression, and speaking with fluency and confidence.


Contributing to the Canadian Story

Module Inquiry : “Story is often the best way to know a place.” (Noah Richler) How will you contribute to the Canadian story of the 21st century?

Passion and Obsession

Module Inquiry : “Passion is a positive obsession. Obsession is a negative passion.” (Paul Carvel)

The Characters We Play

Module Inquiry : “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”(Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act II, Scene vii)

Stories of Universal Reality

Module Inquiry : In a sea of stories, how can we construct a picture of one universal reality?