Courses

Course Descriptions

In order to be eligible for a Luther College High School diploma, students must receive prior permission from administration to take any credit classes outside Luther College High School. These grades will not be used in any average calculations, which may mean the student will be excluded from scholarship and honour pin consideration.

Programs of Study - printable PDF

Course Selection List - printable PDF

Christian Ethics
CourseChristian Ethics 9
Jesus and Christianity  
  • Jesus' roots and Judaism
  • life & teaching of Jesus
CourseChristian Ethics 10
The Study of Religion
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Native spirituality
  • religious prejudice
  • mind-control groups
  • cults & cult manipulation
  • sustainability (optional)
CourseChristian Ethics 20
Christian Themes
  • basic life issues & spirituality
  • the Christian life
  • church history
  • basic Christian beliefs
  • morality
CourseChristian Ethics 30
The Individual in Society
  • Christian perspectives
  • social issues
  • sexuality
  • justice issues
  • personal morality
CourseIB Christian Ethics 20/30
Theoretical Basis of Knowledge
  • “How do we know?”
  • reflection on diverse ways of knowing & areas of knowledge
  • perception, reason, language & emotion
  • mathematics, natural sciences, human sciences, history, the arts & ethics
  • belief, certainty, culture, evidence, explanation, interpretation, intuition, technology, truth, values & biases
CourseIndigenous Studies 30
Topics of Study:
  • Aboriginal and treaty rights
  • governance
  • land claims and treaty land entitlements
  • economic development
  • social development
Computer Science
CourseComputer Science 20
Introductory Programming
  • introduction to computing and number systems
  • programming concepts: variables and branching, arrays and looping, functions and random numbers
  • HTML and CSS
  • scripting and dynamic HTML
CourseComputer Science 30
Intermediate Programming
  • review of programming concepts
  • drawing with canvases
  • introduction to networking
  • object-oriented programming
  • recursion and sorting
  • external files and visualization
English
CourseEnglish Language Arts A9 & B9
  • language studies through short stories, novels, myths, poetry, non-fiction and Shakespearean drama
  • analytical, oral & written skills
CourseEnglish Language Arts A10 & B10
  • the individual & society
  • Shakespeare’s Macbeth
  • formal writing skills
  • creative writing
CourseEnglish Language Arts 20
  • literature & the human experience
  • poems, stories, essays
CourseCommunication Studies 20
  • formal and informal oral and written communications
CourseEnglish Language Arts A30
  • Canadian literature
  • novels, poems & plays
  • independent drama productions
CourseEnglish Language Arts B30
  • American, British & world literature
  • novels, poems, plays
  • Shakespeare’s Hamlet
CourseIB English 20 (Higher Level)
  • fiction, poetry, drama
  • oral presentations
  • formal written essay
CourseIB World Literature 20 (Higher Level)
  • world literature in translation (3 works)
  • novels & plays
CourseIB English A30 (Higher Level)
  • specialized genre study (4 major works)
CourseIB English B30 (Higher Level)
  • text in depth (3 works)
  • prose and poetry
  • Shakespeare's Hamlet
Film Studies
CourseCommunication Media 10
  • introduction to film history
  • basic techniques of video filming, audio recording and digital editing
  • introduction to film theory (genres, styles and directing
  • production skills workshops and collaborative film production
CourseCommunication Media 20
  • continued development of camera, audio & editing skills
  • introduction to production management & design
  • screenplay writing
  • advanced production skills workshops and collaborative film production
CourseCommunication Media 30
  • film set protocols
  • Canadian film history, modern Canadian films, Indigenous film culture
  • independent study of a film director or genre
  • advanced production skills workshop and collaborative film production
CourseIB Film 20/30 (Standard Level)
  • flim history and international film studies
  • textual analyis of film - study of technique, directing styles, production design and cinematography
  • independent study of film history and/or theory
  • production skills in cinematography, directing, sound design, editing, writing and a finished film
Fine Arts
CourseDrama 9
  • improvisation
  • fundamentals of performance
  • collaborative theatre making
  • theatre genre study
CourseDrama 10
  • working with scripts
  • theatre production
  • collective creation
  • theatre history
CourseDrama 20/30
  • intermediate / advanced study of theatre production
  • performance skills
  • theatre studies
CourseVisual Art 9
  • basic design
  • drawing
  • historical overview
  • critique
CourseVisual Art 10
  • drawing
  • painting
  • Canadian art history
  • sculpture
CourseVisual Art 20
  • problem solving
  • generating visual ideas
  • relating ideas to traditions
CourseVisual Art 30
  • portfolio development
  • numerous media
  • individual & group critique
CourseIB Art 20/30 (Standard Level)
  • research & studio work
  • fundamentals of design
  • aesthetic & technical problems
  • portfolio development
  • improvisation
  • fundamentals of performance
  • collaborative theatre making
  • theatre genre study
CourseMusic 9
  • listening skills
  • performance
  • note literacy skills
  • introduction to handbells
  • exploration of styles
CourseIB Music 20/30 (Standard Level)
  • music history (western & world music)
  • development of listening techniques through the study, analysis and examination, comparing & contrasting of musical cultures
  • creating music through composition, arranging & improvising
  • performance
CourseMusic and Choral 10, 20, 30
Taken over two semesters:
  • voice development
  • ear training
  • sight reading
  • basic theory
  • explore styles from jazz to classical
  • handbells
  • tour and perform
  • AVE auditioned performance vocal ensemble
CourseBand 9, 10, 20 & 30
  • ensemble band experience
  • instrumental technique
  • music appreciation
  • individual & group performance
Languages
CourseFrench 9
Entre Amis 3
  • listening, speaking, reading & writing
CourseFrench 10
Entre Amis 3
  • development of written skills
CourseFrench 9/10 Immersion
  • speaking, listening & writing skills        
  • develop specific idiogrammatic vocabulary
CourseFrench 20
Voyages 2
  • grammar structures
  • read & discuss supplemental literature
CourseFrench 30
Voyages 2
  • advanced grammatical structures
  • read & discuss supplemental literature
CourseIB French 20/30 (Standard Level)
  • French 30 credit
  • French and French-Canadian short stories, essays & novels
  • film analysis & critique
CourseGerman 9
  • introduction to German language and culture
  • listening & speaking
CourseGerman 10
  • development of language skills
  • reading & writing
CourseGerman 20
  • introduction to more complex structures
  • communication through conversation & writing
CourseGerman 30
  • introduction to German literature
  • writing
  • focus on current events, particularly those in Europe
CourseIB German 20/30 (Standard Level)
  • German 30 credit
  • continuation of language skill development
  • emphasis on conversation & reading
CourseLatin 9
Our Latin Heritage
  • introduction to Latin
  • grammar & syntax
  • vocabulary
CourseLatin 10
Our Latin Heritage
  • vocabulary
  • grammar & syntax
  • reading & comprehension
  • Latin-English connections
CourseLatin 20
Our Latin Heritage
  • independent study (instructor approval required)
  • study of classical writers
CourseLatin 30
  • independent study (instructor approval required)
Mathematics
CourseMath 9A & 9B
  • numbers and operations with integers and rational numbers
  • linear relations
  • ratios, proportions and percents
  • solving equations and inequalities
  • polynomials
  • geometrical figures
  • square roots
  • Pythagorean theorem
  • surface area
  • circle geometry
  • similarity & transformations
  • probability & statistics
CourseMath Foundations & Pre-Calculus 10
  • metric & imperial measurement
  • trigonometry
  • factors & multipliers
  • irrational numbers
  • exponents
  • polynomial expressions
  • linear relations & functions
  • systems of linear equations
  • combined math
CourseCombined Math Credit 10
  • Year-long class (two semesters)
  • Two curriculums are covered: Workplace & Apprenticeship 10 and Foundations & Pre-Calculus 10)
  • Two credits are awarded if the year-long course is completed
  • Small class size, slower-paced for better understanding
 
CourseIB Prep Math
  • Math Foundations 10
  • Pre-Calculus 10
  • Math Foundations 20
  • Pre-Calculus 20
CoursePre-Calculus 20
  • Sequence and Series
    • Arithmetic sequences and series, geometric sequences and series, infinite geometric series
  • Trigonometry
    • Angles in standard position, the Sine law, the Cosine law
  • Quadratic Functions and Equations
    • Solving quadratic equations, properties of quadratics, graphing and analysing quadratic functions
  • Radical Expressions and Equations
    • Simplification radical expressions, solving radical expressions
  • Absolute Value and Reciprocal 
    • Absolute value functions, solving absolute value equations, graphing of reciprocals of functions
  • Systems of Equations and Linear and Quadratic Inequalities
    • Graphing Inequalities, solving systems graphically and algebraically
  • Rational Expressions and Equations
    • Simplifying rational expressions (+,-,x,/) solving equations involving rationals
CourseFoundations of Mathematics 20
  • Measurement
    • Rates, scale diagrams, proportional reasoning, surface area, volume
  • Geometry
    • Properties of angles & triangles, Cosine law and Sine law
  • Logical Reasoning
    • Inductive and deductive reasoning, spatial reasoning
  • Statistics
    • Normal distribution, standard deviation, Z-scores, interpret statistical data
  • Relations and Functions
    • Systems of linear inequalities in 2 variables, quadratic functions
CoursePre-Calculus 30
  • polynomials and polynomial functions
  • radical and rational functions
  • trig functions and their graphs
  • trig indentities and trig equations
  • exponential and logarithmic functions
  • functions and graphs
  • permutations and combinations
CourseFoundations of Mathematics 30
  • set theory and its applications
  • combinations
  • probability and odds
  • inductive and deductive reasoning
  • mathematics for financial decision making
  • representation and analysis of data using functions
  • data collection and analysis research and presentation
CourseCalculus 30
  • differentiation
  • integration
  • applications
  • inductive reasoning
  • deductive reasoning
  • mathematical induction
CourseIB Mathematics (Standard Level)
  • accelerated core components of Foundation of Mathematics 30 & Pre-Calculus 30
CourseIB Calculus (Standard Level)
  • Calculus 30
  • additional vectors
Physical Education
CoursePhys Ed 9
  • fitness goals and assessments
  • active living
  • nutrition
  • conflict resolution in sports and athletics
  • human anatomy and physiology
  • tactics and strategies
  • core strength
  • physical literacy - i.e.: volleyball, pickleball, badminton, frisbee, basketball, gymnastics,  yoga
  • weight training principles and fitness
CourseHealth 9
  • decision-making processes
  • understanding adolescent growth & development
  • coping with personal, family, social & environmental change
CourseLife Transitions 9
  • how to study
  • welcome to Luther: traditions & expectations
  • accounting
  • time management
  • career guidance
CourseWellness 10
  • wellness wheel
  • fitness goals and assessment
  • stress management, self awareness
  • female health - cancers, reproductive disorders (females only)
  • mental health awareness
  • wellness action plan
  • individual fitness plans
  • physical literacy (i.e.: volleyball, badminton, frisbee, basketball, yoga, flag football)
  • create a game
  • nutrition
CoursePhys Ed 20
  • co-ed
  • coaching and mentoring
  • psychology of sport
  • nutrition and performance
  • first aid and CPR
  • active living (i.e.: bowling, self-defence, boxing, curling, frisbee, golf, badminton, soccer, tennis, YMCA visits, group games, rock climbing)
CoursePhys Ed 30
 
  • co-ed
  • business of sport
  • nutrition of sport
  • active living activites (i.e.: bowling, self-defence, boxing, curling, gofl, soccer, disc golf, yoga, tennis)
Sciences
CourseScience 9
  • Life Science: Reproduction and Human Development
  • Physical Science: Atoms and Elements
  • Physical Science: Characteristics of Electricity
  • Earth and Space Science: Exploring our Universe
CourseScience 10
  • investigate career paths related to various branches of science
  • climate and ecosystem dynamics
  • chemical reactions
  • force and motion in our world
CourseEnvironmental Science 20
  • examines local and global environmental issues from a systems perspective
  • effects of human actions and growing global population on climate and environment on human health
  • mechanisms and importance of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
  • sustainability of past and current practices and technologies humans have developed to live with and within the environment
CoursePhysical Science 20
 
  • combines chemistry and physics
  • heating and cooling
  • foundations of chemistry
  • mole and quantitative analysis of molecules and chemical reactions
  • characteristics and properties of waves
  • study of enterprise and public and private science as it occurs in agriculture, industry, and universities to help better understand various physical science related career paths
  • student inquiry will guide independent investigations of physical science phenomena
  • properties & structure of matter
  • atomic structure
  • nomenclature
  • chemical equations
  • stoichiometry
  • condensed phases of matter
  • gas laws
  • arrangement of electrons
  • periodic table
CourseHealth Science 20
   
  • examines the health science field from holistic and analytical perspectives to provide a basis for making sound personal health choices
  • philosophies that guide health care and consider ethical decision with those contexts
  • basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and various body systems
  • the role of metabolism and nutrition
  • diagnostic tools and procedures and how they are used to perform treatments
  • investigation of health science careers and post-secondary programs available in Saskatchewan
CourseBiology 30
  • genetic continuity
  • evolutionary theory
  • life processes regulation & homeostasis
  • organisms & their environment 
  • independent study
CourseIB Health Science/Biology 20/30 (Higher Level)
Credit awarded for Health Science 20 and Biology 30 Over four semesters, units of study:
  • molecular biology
  • cell biology
  • genetics
  • ecology
  • evolution and biodiversity
  • human health and physiology
  • plant biology
CourseChemistry 30
  • molecular shape, energy changes & reaction rates
  • effect of temperature & concentration
  • equilibrium, acids & bases & introduction to oxidation
CourseIB Physical Science/Chemistry 20/30 (Standard Level)
Over two semesters:
  • transition elements
  • lab work
  • investigate cis-transisomers
  • synthesis of aspirin
  • qualitative analysis
  • chromatography
  • “Group IV” project
CourseIB Environmental Systems and Societies 20/30
  • environmental processes and issues spanning from local to global issues
  • diversity of cultural perspectives
CoursePhysics 30
  • kinetics and dynamics
  • mechanical energy
  • electricity
  • atomic physics
  • nuclear physics
CourseIB Environmental Systems and Societies 20/30 (Standard Level)
  • foundations of environmental systems and societies
  • ecosystems and ecology
  • biodiversity and conservation
  • water and aquatic food production systems and societies
  • soil systems and terrestrial food production systems and societies
  • atmospheric systems and societies
  • climate change and energy production
  • human systems and resource use 
  • practical scheme of work including: - practical activities - individual investigation  
Social Sciences
CourseHistory 9
Roots of Society
  • prehistory
  • ancient history
  • early European history
  • influences on Saskatchewan's roots
CourseHistory 10
Social Organizations of Early Modern Europe
  • Renaissance, Reformation & revolutions
  • political & economic organizations
  • ideologies
  • international relations
  • causes of World War I
CourseHistory 20
20th-Century World History
  • World War I and II
  • rise of authoritarian states
  • the Cold War and decolonization
CourseHistory 30
History of Canada
  • the colonial period
  • forming the nation
  • national policy, railways & western expansion
  • Canada & world affairs
  • Canadian-American relations
  • French Canadian nationalism & the "Quebec question"
CourseIB History 20
20th-Century World History Over two semesters:
  • causes, practices & effects of war
  • nationalism, decolonization & the end of empires
  • rise of single-party states
  • East-West relations since 1945
  • economic change & social development
CourseIB History 30
The Americas Over two semesters:
  • the colonial period
  • independence movements
  • 19th-century development
  • 20th-century issues