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Canadian & World Studies

 

Geography

CGC1D1 or CGC1DF – French Immersion

Issues in Canadian Geography • Grade 9 • Academic

This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place to live.

Prerequisite: None

CGC1P1

Issues in Canadian Geography • Grade 9 • Applied

This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore a range of issues, including food and water supplies, competing land uses, and interactions with the natural environment, developing their awareness that issues that affect their lives are interconnected with issues in other parts of the world. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate choices related to sustainable living in Canada.

Prerequisite: None

CGF3M1

Forces of Nature:  Physical Processes and Disasters 
Grade 11 • University/College

This course examines Earth’s physical patterns and processes and how they create natural disasters and can contribute to human disasters. Students will explore how physical processes related to Earth’s water, land, and air, as well as interactions between these systems, can affect the planet and its people. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate Earth’s natural processes, to make predictions related to natural disasters, and to create plans to prepare for and/or respond to them.

Prerequisite: CGC1D1 or CGC1P1

CGG3O1

Travel and Tourism:  A Regional Geographic Perspective • Grade 11 • Open

This course focuses on travel and tourism as the vehicle for studying selected world regions.  Using a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods, students will conduct and present case studies that develop their understanding of the unique characteristics of selected world regions; the environmental, cultural, economic, and political factors that influence travel and tourism; and the impact of the travel industry on communities and environments around the world.

Prerequisite: CGC1D1 or CGC1P1

CGW4U1
A Geographic Analysis  • Grade 12 • University

This course examines the global challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future, focusing on current issues that illustrate these challenges. Students will investigate a range of topics, including cultural, economic, and geopolitical relationships, regional disparities in the ability to meet basic human needs, and protection of the natural environment. Students will use geotechnologies and skills of geographic inquiry and analysis to develop and communicate balanced opinions about the complex issues facing Canada and a world that is interdependent and constantly changing. .

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.

CGR4M1
The Environment and Resource Management  • Grade 12 • University

Geography is an integrative subject that brings a variety of perspectives, both social and physical, to the study of people, places, and environments around the world. Understanding the processes that shape the earth and knowing how life-forms interact with the environment allows students to view events from an ecological perspective. The Environment and Resource Management course investigates the complexity and fragility of ecosystems and the effects of human activities on them. Students will study the principles of sustainability and resource management and evaluate various approaches to achieving a more sustainable relationship between the environment, society, and the economy.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.

CGR4E1

Living in a Sustainable World • Grade 12 • University

Environment and Resource Management examines the impact of human activities on the natural environment and emphasizes responsible resource management, mainly in the context of the local environment. Students will learn about ecosystem structures and processes, the ecological impact of human activities, and sustainable resource management, and will develop practical solutions to environmental and resource management issues.

Prerequisite: Canadian Geographic Issues, Grade 9, Academic or Applied.

CGW4U1

World Issues: A Geographic Analysis • Grade 12 • University

This course looks at the global challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. Students will explore a range of issues involving environmental, economic, social, and geopolitical interrelationships, and will examine governmental policies related to these issues. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues, including their impact on natural and human communities around the world.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.

CGW4C1

World Issues: A Geographic Analysis • Grade 12 • College

This course looks at the global challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. Students will explore a range of issues involving environmental, economic, social, and geopolitical interrelationships, and will examine governmental policies related to these issues. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues, including their impact on natural and human communities around the world.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.

 


Civics

CHV2O5 or CHV2O5F – French Immersion

Civics and Citizenship • Grade 10 • Open • (.5 credit)

This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.

Prerequisite: None

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History

CHC2D1/CHC2DF – French Immersion

Canadian History since World War I • Grade 10 • Academic

This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.

Prerequisite: None

CHC2P1/CHC 2PF - French Immersion

Canadian History since World War I • Grade 10 • Applied

This course focuses on the social context of historical developments and events and how they have affected the lives of people in Canada since 1914. Students will explore interactions between various communities in Canada as well as contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian heritage and identity. Students will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating the continuing relevance of historical developments and how they have helped shape communities in present-day Canada.

Prerequisite: None

CHC2L1

History • Grade 10 • Locally Developed

This course focuses on the connections between the student and key people, events and themes in Canadian contemporary studies. Students prepare for Grade 11 Canadian and World Studies Workplace preparation courses through the development and extension of historical literacy skills and critical thinking skills. Students explore a variety of topics highlighting individuals and events that have contributed to the story of Canada. The major themes of Canadian identity, internal and external relationships and changes since 1914, are explored through guided investigation. Students have the opportunity to extend analytical skills with a focus on identifying and interpreting events and perspectives and making connections. Students practise reading, writing, visual and oral literacy skills to identify and communicate ideas in a variety of media.

Prerequisite: None

World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century • Grade 11 • University/College

This course explores the history of various societies around the world, from earliest times to around 1500 CE. Students will examine life in and the legacy of various ancient and pre-modern societies throughout the world, including those in, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating social, political, and economic structures and historical forces at work in various societies and in different historical eras.

Prerequisite: CHC2D1 or CHC2P1

World History since the Fifteenth Century • Grade 12 • University

This course traces major developments and events in world history since approximately 1450. Students will explore social, economic, and political changes, the historical roots of contemporary issues, and the role of conflict and cooperation in global interrelationships. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate key issues and assess societal progress or decline in world history.

Prerequisite: Any grade 11 or 12 U/C course in Canadian and World Studies, Social Science and the Humanities or English.

CHY4UP1 . AP World History • Grade 12 • University Advanced Placement

Available for students to help prepare for the AP exam.

CHM4E1

Adventures in World History • Grade 12 • Workplace

This course examines significant developments and events in world history from earliest times to the present. Students will explore social, economic, and political forces in different times and places, and how technology, art, and religion have helped shape people’s lives and identities. Students will apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating a variety of human experiences in world history.

Prerequisite: CHC2L1, CHC2P1 or CHC2D1


Economics

CIA4U1

Analysing Current Economic Issues • Grade 12 • University

This course examines current national and global economic trends and policies from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the impact of choices that individuals and institutions, including governments, make in responding to local, national, and global economic issues such as globalization and global economic inequalities, trade agreements, national debt, taxation, social spending, and consumer debt. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, including economic models, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about, current economic issues and to help them make reasoned economic decisions.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities


Law

CLU3M1

Understanding Canadian Law • Grade 11 • University/College

This course explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in Canada. Students will gain an understanding of rights and freedoms in Canada, our legal system, and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. Students will use case studies and apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal inquiry process to develop legal reasoning skills and to formulate and communicate informed interpretations of legal issues, and they will develop the ability to advocate for new laws.

Prerequisite: CHC2P1 OR CHC2D1

CLU3E1

Understanding Canadian Law in Everyday Life • Grade 11 • Workplace

This course enables students to develop a practical understanding of laws that affect the everyday lives of people in Canada, including their own lives. Students will gain an understanding of the need for laws, and of their rights, freedoms, and responsibilities under Canadian law. Topics include laws relating to marriage, the workplace, cyber bullying, and the processing of criminal offences. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal inquiry process, and will begin to develop legal reasoning skills and an understanding of Canadian law.

Prerequisite: None

CPC 3O1

Politics in Action:  Making Change • Grade 11 • Open

This course explores the role of politics in people's lives and the importance of being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will examine the ways in which individuals and groups participate in the political process, the ways in which they can influence political decision making and public policy, and the effectiveness of the political systems and institutions in meeting social needs. Students will apply inquiry and communication skills to analyse and report on political issues, events and trends of interest to them.

Prerequisite: None

CLN4U1

Canadian and International Law • Grade 12 • University

This course explores a range of contemporary legal issues and how they are addressed in both Canadian and international law. Students will develop their understanding of the principles of Canadian and international law when exploring rights and freedoms within the context of topics such as religion, security, cyberspace, immigration, crimes against humanity, and environmental protection. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal inquiry process when investigating these issues in both Canadian and international contexts, and they will develop legal reasoning skills and an understanding of conflict resolution in the area of international law.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and the Humanities.

CLN4C1

Legal Studies • Grade 12 • College

This course provides a foundation for students who wish to pursue a career that requires an understanding of law. Students will explore the importance of law, analysing contemporary legal issues and their impact. They will investigate requirements for various law-related careers as well as legal responsibilities in the workplace. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal inquiry process to investigate the role of law in a changing society and will develop conflict-resolution skills needed for negotiation.

Prerequisite: CHV2O5


Native Studies

NDW4M1

Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context • Grade 12 • University/College

This course provides students with an overview of the issues and challenges that confront indigenous peoples worldwide. Students will develop an understanding of the concerns and aspirations of the world’s indigenous population, plan and conduct research on global issues that have an impact on indigenous peoples, and use information technology to consult materials related to the views of indigenous peoples throughout the world.

Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College preparation course in Native studies.