For Grade 12 students in NB Anglophone high schools
The Early Start Credits (ESC) provide an exciting opportunity for Grade 12 students registered in New Brunswick’s Anglophone high schools to select from a range of challenging courses and earn post-secondary credits online in their final year of high school.
ESC will provide a post-secondary experience online with classmates from many other places and students will have the option to have time built into their high school schedule.
- A minimum Grade 11 average of 80% is required for consideration
- Eligible students must be on track to receive their required credits to graduate from one of New Brunswick’s Anglophone high schools
How to apply
- Submit your online application with list of courses you intend to take
- Email a copy of your final Grade 11 transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Available online courses for 2023-2024
FALL TERM 2023 (Sept.-Dec.)
GENV 1201 — The Human Environment
Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m
Instructor TBD, Environmental Studies
This course introduces the study of the human population and the spatial dimensions of environmental change. It examines how people interact with the environment and the core forces which shape these interactions, including population, culture, technology, and geography.
HIST 1641 — Town Life in the Middle Ages
Monday and Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m.
Dr. William Lundell, History
This course treats the development of town life in Europe from the late tenth century through the fifteenth century. Themes include: social and political experimentation and organization, expansion of commerce and production, religious observance and intellectual life, and female experience of town life.
VMSC 1201 — Intro to Visual Culture: the Power of Images and Viewers
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
OR unscheduled (no scheduled meeting times)
Dr. Christina Ionescu, Visual and Material Culture Studies
This course provides a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary introduction to visual culture from ancient civilizations to our contemporary global world. It presents key terms, concepts, and issues that are central to the study of images, visuality, practices of looking, as well as visual media, technology, and culture. It deconstructs the mechanism and impact of visual communication by illuminating how images exert power in specific geographic and cultural contexts, manufacture desire in viewers and consumers, and construct meaning and experience through time. Lectures target the acquisition of visual literacy and the understanding of visual culture around the world.
WINTER TERM 2024 (Jan.-Apr.)
DRAM 1701/ENGL 1701 — Intro to Drama Studies
DRAM 1701 — Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m. OR
ENGL 1701 — Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-9:20 a.m.
Both courses are the same, you can choose the one that best fits your schedule.
This course introduces conventions, forms, and devices of drama as they emerge under, and respond to, specific theatrical and cultural conditions.
FREN 1801 — Paris, City of Lights
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Dr. Christina Ionescu, Modern Languages and Literatures
This course introduces elements that define the essence of Paris through a series of literary and cultural snapshots. Using multimedia presentations of the Parisian cultural landscape and a broadly interdisciplinary perspective, lectures explore the development of a vibrant and unique urban centre that has always been a magnet for creative minds and cultural fervour. It uses drawings, engravings, paintings, maps, texts, songs, and film to investigate what is perceived as the singularity, timelessness, and seductive appeal of Paris.
VMSC 1301 — Intro to Material Culture: Knowledge and Its Textures
Unscheduled (no scheduled meeting times)
Instructor TBD, Visual and Material Culture Studies
This course provides a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary introduction to material culture from ancient civilizations to our contemporary global world. It presents key terms, concepts, and issues that are central to the study of materiality, including maker and creation practices, modes of objectification and commodification, and material ways of knowing often set aside by textually-expressed knowledge. By decentring the text and focusing on the material world, this course will allow a better understanding of otherwise overlooked knowledge and experiences. This course offers a range of approaches to material culture drawing from anthropology, archeology, art history, archival and curatorial studies, the history of the book, ethno-history, Indigenous studies, marketing, museology, race studies, sound studies, and women's and gender studies.