The purpose of the second set is to encourage students to use a goal-oriented approach to improve the effectiveness of a physical activity whether it is a sport, corporal expression or an outdoor activity. After an initial assessment, students evaluate the physical activity in terms of their ability and attitudes; they set goals and try an approach aimed at improving their motor skills, their technique or their mastery of complex strategies. Finally, students are called upon to assess their progress.
Each of the following activities will be offered for a 15 week period.
Badminton involves the introduction of skills including serving, underhand and overhead strokes, rules and etiquette of the game and basic strategies of singles and doubles play.
Basketball involves an introduction to the fundamentals of passing and receiving, dribbling, shooting and basic team play both offensively and defensively. Rules and strategy will be covered.
This course provides a great opportunity to work out with a group in a friendly setting, with motivating music, where everyone works to his/her own capacity. Workouts will consist of circuit type training based on a fixed amount of time, i.e. 10 exercises, 1 minute each and “cross fit” type training where a fixed amount of work is pre-established i.e., 8 exercises, 25 repetitions each. The resistance used will be of personal choice and/or body weight. Ultimately all workouts will provide both cardiovascular and muscular strength/endurance benefits, resulting in a very functional form of fitness.
Students will experience a blend of disciplines such as pilates, meditation with movement and massage with various relaxation techniques. The course aims to increase cardiovascular and muscular strength while developing awareness of mind, body and spirit.
Snow Sports involves learning the skills and strategies to comfortably use the winter environment to travel over snow and ice. Snow sports will include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and skating in the Gatineau Park and surrounding facilities. Exercising in cold weather conditions requires an understanding of proper nutrition, safety management, cold weather injuries, and dressing techniques; all topics that are covered in the course. This course will be offered for three hours per week for 10 weeks. This is a true Canadian experience.
Soccer is a team sport that involves the use of both physical and mental skills. The class will focus on the fundamentals of team concepts, individual passing, shooting, ball control and fitness. Basic theoretical knowledge of game play and rules will also be covered.
Outdoor Pursuits will allow students to experience the health advantages and adventure of outdoor based activities. Exercising in the outdoors boosts the immune system, increases cognitive function and motivation while lowering stress levels. Students will work towards building their muscular and cardiovascular endurance through a range of fitness training activities as well as building their skills and confidence in the outdoor environment.
Team Sports focuses on the progression of fundamental skills,. Team Sports is comprised of three different activities each lasting five weeks, to be determined by the individual teacher. Three of the following sports could be offered: Soccer, Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball and Ultimate Frisbee.
Rock Climbing will introduce students to the safety and techniques of bouldering and top-rope climbing in an indoor gym. As a condensed course format, the class will be held as 10, 3 hour classes, 7 of which will be off campus at Altitude Gym on 35 Boulevard Saint-Raymond. The students will be responsible for their transportation to and from the gym. The students will work on their strength, technique, balance and endurance while working on goals that they will set for themselves.
Volleyball will include the fundamentals of serving, serve reception, volleying, spiking as well as basic team offensive and defensive strategies. Rules and strategies will be covered.
Yoga is a practice that has evolved over a period of approximately 5,000 years dealing with all aspects of health. The term yoga literally means union of mind and body. Throughout the semester, students will be introduced to the many different styles of yoga, focusing on a variety of forward bends, back bending and balancing postures.
This course studies the use of language and thought in relation to reasoning and argumentation. It also explores the birth of philosophical reasoning in ancient Greece, the transition from mythology to philosophy and from philosophy of nature to ethics and metaphysics. Pre-Socratic philosophers, Plato and Aristotle, are among the philosophers covered in different sections of this course.
This course is directed toward improving English language skills by extensive written work based on literary texts. It uses the same textbooks as the Introduction to College English: Literature, but because of the emphasis on writing skills has a reduced list of readings.
Students study the basics of colour that underlie all visual art in order to produce colour compositions. They develop a sensitivity to colour through observation of chromatic phenomena and use of materials. Students study the physical properties of light in relation to colour perception. They also learn the terminology appropriate to colour theory.
Students learn to represent live models, objects and sites by means of drawing developing the requisite skills and vocabulary. Students study proportion, scale, dimension and tone. They learn the theory and application of techniques of perspective drawing, shading, shadow casting and composition.
Students are introduced to the various traditional processes and technical procedures associated with creating three dimensional forms in an efficient and safe manner. Students explore the materials such as metals, wood, clay, plaster, plastic and paper. They learn how to use a variety of light and heavy tools in the manipulation of the media while simultaneously learning safety procedures such as the use of protective gear, the dangers of toxicity, the importance of ventilation and maintenance techniques.
Students learn the fundamentals of the media and equipment of painting. Students produce coherent preliminary compositional studies leading to finished and resolved work. Related to colour theory students will learn colour mixing including variations in tints, shades, tones, intensity and contrast. Students participate in group critiques fostering critical thinking skills.
Students begin to learn the vocabulary associated with analyzing painting, sculpture and architecture. They will make appropriate connections between the artwork and its socio-historical context. They will observe and study specific movements in the history of art beginning with the notion of artworks from “prehistory” to the 15th century.
Physical activity and health is an introductory course that combines a variety of physical activities in order to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Stress management, motivational factors, weight management, and nutrition are some of the topics that complement the weekly activities. Students are expected to participate to the best of their ability in a fun-filled environment. The following activities may be offered: Soccer, Ultimate, Volleyball, Hockey, Ringette, Basketball, Lacrosse, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Cross country running, Rollerblading, Weight training, Circuit/Core training, Yoga, Pilates, Badminton, Flexibility, and Relaxation.
A survey of the history of philosophy as it pertains to how humanity has come to understand itself morally, metaphysically, psychologically, spiritually, and epistemologically. Topics discussed may include (but are not restricted to) nominalism, humanism, attitudes towards the Ancients and towards the future, empiricism, rationalism, modernity, existentialism, and/or post-modernity.
Throughout this course, we will study literature as a way of exploring the varied connections between sport and human nature. Readings for the course will consist of novels, poems, and stories (fictional or not) that present central themes surrounding athletic competition. We will discuss sport as a metaphor for life and cover topics including the following: obsessive fandom, tribalism, the heroic glory of achievement, and the fear of failure. We will examine the ways in which sport highlights the best and the worst of human behavior.
Continuing from Sculpture I using the elements and principles of three-dimensional design, students will learn to make work using modeling, casting and assembly techniques. They will learn to write a project proposal formulating ideas for a given visual problem. Students will present work in-class and participate in the critical analysis of the concepts and form.
Students continue to build upon the drawing skills and techniques acquired in Drawing I. By working with various compositional arrangements, their skills are refined through a heightened awareness. Experimentation is encouraged and their personal styles begin to merge. Students develop their skills during live model sessions, using still-life studies and perspective techniques in a free-hand drawing. Students will present work in-class and participate in the critical analysis of the work produced in class.
Students use the elements and principles of design. Students learn various techniques in black and white photography. Students are also introduced to digital photography and editing. Traditional photographic techniques begin to merge with contemporary technology.
Students learn the vocabulary associated with analyzing painting, sculpture and architecture. They will make appropriate connections between the artwork and its socio-historical context. They will observe and study specific movements in the history of art from the 15th century to modernity.
The third physical education course is aimed at integrating physical activity into the student’s daily lifestyle through more effective application of related personal factors (i.e. time management, motivation, nutrition needs, designing an exercise program) that contribute to continued participation. During scheduled course hours, the student will be introduced to new skills and concepts related to the specific activity chosen. The student is also expected to maintain regular physical activity outside class hours within a personal activity program under the professor’s supervision by applying the knowledge gained while integrating new course material.
The group activity portion of this course will consist of a three day canoe camping trip on local waterways using large ‘voyageur’ style canoes. Students will be involved with various organizational aspects of the trip such as purchasing food, planning and preparing meals, preparing and maintaining fires and filtering water.
No matter where you are, cycling is a great way to travel and at the same time, benefit from some fresh air and exercise. In this course we will start off with a couple preliminary outings that will take us into the Gatineau Park with a focus on bike selection, proper positioning and gear use. In addition, we will select, plan, and divide up some of the responsibilities for an overnight cycle tour in the region. Also, students will have planned and managed a personal activity of their choice in a health enhancing approach over the entire semester.
Exercise and Weight Training will allow students to develop and use personalized resistance training and cardiovascular training programs throughout the course. Classes are in two hour weekly blocks that are broken down in to 75% workout/application and 25% lecture.
This course will allow students to discover the Gatineau Park through many of its hiking trails. Day hikes will take them to different areas of the park. Presentations will be made on topics such as First Aid, Nutrition, Water Treatment, Equipment and History. In addition to these topics, students will also be made aware of the geology of the park, local flora and fauna, environmental impact, safety considerations, appropriate clothing and footwear, and basic hiking techniques.
This course will encourage students to assume more responsibility for directing and managing their own sport experience. Students will develop sport-specific techniques and fitness; appreciate and be able to execute sport-specific strategic play; share planning and administration of sport experiences; provide responsible leadership; and develop and apply knowledge about officiating, scorekeeping and training. Classes are in two hour weekly blocks.
This course will emphasize the importance of mind and body awareness through a broad range of activities which include yoga, meditation, relaxation, and massage therapy. In addition, hiking and orienteering in the fall or snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter at an outdoor facility, will complete the weekend outing.
Snowshoeing is a winter activity in which participants wear specially designed gear on their feet which distributes their weight, allowing them to walk more comfortably on the snow. Snowshoeing is an excellent low impact, cardiovascular workout. Students will explore different types of terrain and visit different cabins in the Gatineau Park.
Stand Up Paddling consists of paddling a large surfboard in an upright position with the help of a long paddle. It is an emerging activity with its origins in traditional surfing that offers a full body workout and is a fun and exciting way to play on lakes, rivers and ocean surf. This course will be offered over three weekend day outings. Paddling techniques, clothing, nutrition, etiquette, and environmental awareness are all included in this package.
The group activity portion of this course will consist of a three day hiking trip into Gatineau Park, camping overnight at the Lac Phillipe campground. Students will be introduced to the basics of preparing and packing for a multi-day hiking excursion and lightweight camping techniques. Students will be involved with various organizational aspects of the trip such as purchasing food, planning and preparing meals, organising evening activities, camp set-up and take down and leave no trace practices.
This course will allow students to experience all that winter has to offer. The group activity of this course will consist of two outings; an introductory day to winter systems and a weekend of winter camping. During the overnight outing, the students will have the option of staying in a Gatineau Park heated hut or taking the ultimate challenge of sleeping out in a snow shelter. The group will travel into the park on snowshoes and build their own quinzees (snow shelters). Topics covered will include snow shelter construction, safety management, cold weather injuries, and effective winter clothing systems.
The presence of non-human creatures in our daily lives has always challenged our most-cherished notions of human uniqueness and complicated our attitudes towards the world we share with these creatures. This course studies some of the ways in which writers have tried to address the contradictions implicit in a human worldview that sets speciesist prejudice against empirical evidence.
This course investigates the search for meaning and value in human experience specifically through the medium of art and literature. The aim is to give students a heightened awareness of their own assumptions and societal values.
(Prerequisites: 510-G10-HR, 510-C10-HR)
Using current and historical references in painting, students develop further skills and techniques in painting. At this level, students learn colour, composition, elements and principles of design. Students produce coherent preliminary compositional studies leading to finished and resolved work. Using this visual language students create expressive and communicative paintings. Students continue their study of colour theory.
Students use image processing techniques as a tool of artistic creation. Students produce coherent preliminary compositional studies leading to finished and resolved work. Students develop further skills in photo editing software. Students create a personal image bank of subjects of interest.
(Prerequisites: 510-F10-HR; 510-G10-HR, 510-B20-HR, 510-D20-HR)
Students integrate the elements of visual language into their works of art. They use effective idea generating process to create projects in both two-and three-dimensions. Students use original artistic practices for the development of a concept to create finished and resolved work.
Students continue to build upon the drawing skills and techniques acquired in Drawing II. By working from both life models and still life arrangements, their skills are refined through a heightened awareness. Students use appropriate choices of figurative, abstract or mixed styles. Students produce coherent compositional studies leading to finished and resolved work. Experimentation is encouraged in different modes of representation.
This course is designed for students pursuing studies in Science or Arts. The literature texts studied focus on subjects pertaining to these two fields, including: the portrayals of scientists and artists, the search for truth, the roles of the artist and the scientist, and the concerns of science fiction. The course also introduces students to the basic assumptions and theories of literary criticism (new criticism, reader-response, deconstructive, biographical, historical, new historical, psychological, feminist) as they pertain to the three core disciplines. Students learn to apply theory in the analysis of texts and in their own writing. Each student also engages in an oral presentation that deals with issues pertaining to science, liberal arts, and visual arts.
Students work on major projects of a two-dimensional nature using appropriate materials, tools and equipment. Using current and historical references in painting, students develop further skills and techniques in painting. They become more creative through experimentation and use skills developed in earlier courses. Students use original artistic practices for the development of a concept to create finished and resolved work.
Students work closely with a mentor to produce a work or works of visual art. They learn how to exhibit their art publicly. Students conceive a project proposal based on the knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired throughout the course of their studies.
Students execute projects of a three-dimensional nature using appropriate materials, tools and equipment in order to produce works of art. Using current and historical references in sculpture, students develop further skills and techniques in sculpture. Subjects and media vary from the traditional to the unconventional as they develop an increasing sense of individual direction. Students will present work in-class and participate in the critical analysis of the concepts and form in finished and resolved works.
Students learn basic and varied printmaking skills. Using current and historical references in printmaking, students develop further skills and techniques in printmaking. They also use printmaking techniques to produce finished artworks.
Students recognize both the works of art of artists working in Quebec and the contribution of these artists to Quebec society. Students will be able to situate current and contemporary artworks from Quebec and Canada. They will analyze the role of art in society.
Cégep Heritage College has two studio space equipped with: