Hamilton

Course offerings:

Grade 9/10—Fundamentals of Judaism- Torah, Holidays and Prayers—HRE33

This course provides a deeper understanding of the Bible and its rabbinic commentaries, and, through it, students will develop a deeper attachment to their heritage. Students will study classical Jewish texts and learn how to apply these teachings to their daily lives. This course will teach students to appreciate and partake in the history, culture, and traditions of Jewish life.

Prerequisite: None

 

Grade 10/11 Leadership and Peer Support – GPP30

This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities.

Grade 12—Philosophy—HZT4U

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.

This course addresses three (or more) of the main areas of philosophy: metaphysics, logic, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics. Students will study secular and Jewish approaches to philosophy and have the opportunity to compare and contrast the various philosophical approaches to various aspects of life. Students will learn critical-thinking skills, the main ideas expressed by philosophers from a variety of the world’s traditions, how to develop and explain their own philosophical ideas, and how to apply those ideas to contemporary social issues and personal experiences. The course will also help students refine skills used in researching and investigating topics in philosophy.

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