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COMPUTER STUDIES 10 (MCSTU10)
Computer Studies 10 is an Applied Design, Skill, & Technologies course for students curious about Computer Science and Web Development. The course encompasses evolving processes, systems, and tools for creating, storing, retrieving, and modifying information. Students will design and share projects, think critically, and develop literacies for using technology in beneficial ways. In Computer Studies 10, students will research, observe, and apply knowledge to develop competencies in the following areas: Coding/Programming; Computer Studies (i.e. hardware/software digital data, the internet); Video Game Design; Productivity Tools (e.g., spreadsheets, presentation, photo editing); Typing; and Web development. This course is open to students of all levels and abilities.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Computer Studies   GRADE: 9-10

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 11 (MCMPR11)
Computer Studies 11 builds on the skills developed in Computer Studies 10. There is an opportunity for student choice of projects and focus. We will explore themes such as the design cycle, digital literacy, and digital citizenship. Students will create, share, and critically evaluate products and the effects of digital technologies. Topics of study will include: Computer Programming/Coding; App Design and Creation, Programming for Digital Graphics and games, and Data and the Internet. Students will design and create digital projects to showcase their learning.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Computer Studies   GRADE: 11-12
Recommended PREREQUISITE: Computer Studies 10

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 12 (MCMPR12)

Computer Programming 12 builds on the skills developed in Computer Programming 11, and as a modular based course invites students to personalize their coursework and focus.  Course themes include applications of computer science, digital ethics, the design cycle, digital literacy, and digital citizenship. Topics of study will include: Computer Programming/Coding for creating digital images, apps, or games; Computer Science, Data Management, and programming language development (JavaScript, Python, others).  Students will be expected to design, share, and adapt knowledge in critical, ethical, purposeful, and innovative ways as they gain perspective on the long-term implications of life in a digital, connected world and develop literacies to responsibly take ownership of such technologies to augment learning and benefit society.

 CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Computer Studies GRADE: 12

PREREQUISITE: Computer Programming 11

 

DIGITAL MEDIA DEVELOPMENT (MDMD-12)

Digital Media Development 12 builds on the skills developed in Computer Studies 10, and as a modular based course invites students to personalize their coursework and focus.  Course themes include applications of computer science, digital ethics, the design cycle, digital literacy, and digital citizenship. Topics of study will include: Computer Programming/Coding for digital images, game design, and web development; 2D image editing and 3D modelling. Students will be expected to design, share, and adapt knowledge in critical, ethical, purposeful, and innovative ways as they gain perspective on the long-term implications of life in a digital, connected world and develop literacies to responsibly take ownership of such technologies to augment learning and benefit society.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Computer Studies GRADE: 12

PREREQUISITE: Computer Studies 10