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Canadian & World Studies

 

Geography

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Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9 – Academic CGC1D

Prerequisite: None
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.

Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9 – Applied CGC1P

Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore issues relating to food and water supplies, competing land uses, interactions with the natural environment, and other topics relevant to sustainable living in Canada. They will also develop an awareness that issues that affect their lives in Canada are interconnected with issues in other parts of the world. Throughout the course, students will use the concepts of geographic thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support their  investigations.

Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters, Grade 11 –  University/College Preparation CGF3M

Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
In this course, students will explore physical processes related to the earth’s water, land, and air. They will investigate how these processes shape the planet’s natural characteristics and affect human systems, how they are involved in the creation of natural disasters, and how they influence the impacts of human disasters. Throughout the course, students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process and use spatial technologies to analyse these processes, make predictions related to natural disasters, and assess ways of responding to them. 

World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12 – University Preparation CGW4U

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English,or social sciences and humanities
In this course, students will address the challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. They will explore issues involving a wide range of topics, including economic disparities, threats to the environment, globalization, human rights, and quality of life, and will analyse government policies, international agreements, and individual responsibilities relating to them. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process,  including the use of spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues and their impacts on natural and human communities around the world.

World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12 – College Preparation CGW4C

Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
This course explores many difficult challenges facing Canada and the world today – challenges such as unequal access to food, water, and energy; urbanization; globalization; and meeting the needs of a growing world population while ensuring the sustainability of the natural environment. Students will explore these and other world issues from environmental, social, economic, and political perspectives, while applying the concepts of geographic thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support their investigations.


History & Civics

Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10 – Academic CHC2D

Prerequisite: None
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.

Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10 – Applied CHC2P

Prerequisite: None
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.

Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10 – Open CHV2O

Prerequisite: None
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.

World History since 1900: Global and Regional Interactions, Grade 11 – Open CHT3O

Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied, or the locally developed compulsory course (LDCC) in Canadian history.
This course focuses on major developments in world history from 1900 to the present. Students will explore the causes and consequences of global and regional conflicts, the impact of significant individuals and social movements, and the effects of social, economic and political developments around the world. 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 interactions within and between nations and other historical developments and events, including those that continue to affect people in various parts of the world.

Canada: History, Identity and Culture, Grade 12 – University Preparation CHI4U

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.This course traces the history of Canada, with a focus on the evolution of our national identity and culture as well as the identity and culture of various groups that make up Canada. Students will explore various developments and events, both national and international, from precontact to the present, and will examine various communities in Canada and how they have contributed to identity and heritage in Canada. Students will investigate the development of culture and identity, including national identity, in Canada and how and why they have changed throughout the country’s history. 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 the people, events, and forces that have shaped Canada. This course will be offered in 2017-18.  It will NOT be offered in 2018-19.

 


Economics

Analysing Current Economic Issues, Grade 12 – University/College Preparation CIA4U

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.
This course examines current Canadian and international economic issues, developments, policies, and practices from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the decisions that individuals and institutions, including governments, make in response to economic issues such as globalization, trade agreements, economic inequalities, regulation, and public spending. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, as well as economic models and theories, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about, economic trade-offs, growth, and sustainability and related economic issues.
Note: This course will NOT be offered in 2017-2018. It will NOT be offered in 2018-2019.

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Law

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Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11 – University/College Preparation CLU3M

Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
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 laws relating to rights and freedoms in Canada; our legal system; and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. Students will develop legal reasoning skills and will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process when investigating a range of legal issues and formulating and communicating informed opinions about them.

Canadian and International Law, Grade 12 – University Preparation CLN4U

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.
This course explores a range of contemporary legal issues and how they are addressed in both Canadian and international law. Students will develop an understanding of the principles of Canadian and international law and of issues related to human rights and freedoms, conflict resolution, and criminal, environmental, and workplace law, both in Canada and internationally. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process, and will develop legal reasoning skills, when investigating these and other issues in both Canadian and international contexts.

Legal Studies, Grade 12 – College Preparation CLN4C

Prerequisite: Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10, Open.
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 relevance to daily life. They will investigate the 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 studies inquiry process to investigate their rights and responsibilities, legal processes and structures, and the role of law in a changing society.

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