One year (1.0 credits) is required for graduation. Additional credits fulfill elective requirements and may be required for some colleges and universities.
Course title: Computers
Grade level: Grade 9, 10
Course description: This course will build on previously learned computer skills. Skills learned previously will be reinforced and the next level of skills will be introduced including database skills and the development of spreadsheets and charts, graphics and presentation software. In addition, students will explore digital imaging, audio, video, graphic design and a mixture of multi-media applications. In this hands-on course students will create various interactive multimedia projects using Moviemaker, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel and Word. This course will prepare students for the advanced level of technology needed in high school subject courses.
Course title: Information Technology in a Global Society HL (ITGS)
Grade level: Grade 11, 12
Course description: ITGS is the study and evaluation of the impact of information technology on individuals and society. ITGS provides an introduction to computers and computer applications; including study of the Internet, E-mail, multimedia, databases, spreadsheets, word processing, project management and robotics. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of the use of digitized information at the local and global level. ITGS provides a framework for the students to make informed judgments and decisions about the use of information technology within social contexts.
Although ITGS shares methods of critical investigation and analysis with other social sciences, it also considers ethical questions found in the study of philosophy. This widespread use of IT raises important questions about social and ethical issues that shape our society today. ITGS offers an opportunity for a systematic study of these issues, whose range is such that they fall outside the scope of any other single discipline.