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Canadian and World Studies

Geography of Canada - CGC1D1

This course explores Canada’s distinct and changing character and the geographic systems and relationships that shape it. Students will investigate the interactions of natural and human systems within Canada, as well as Canada’s economic, cultural, and environmental connections to other countries. Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to analyse and evaluate geographic issues and present their findings.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:Academic GRADE:9
 

Geography of Canada - CGC1P1

This course focuses on geographic issues that affect Canadians today. Students will draw on personal and everyday experiences as they learn about Canada’s distinct and changing character and the natural and human systems and global influences that shape the country. Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to examine practical geographic questions and communicate their findings.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:Applied GRADE:9
 

Canadian History Since World War I - CHC2D1

This course explores the local, national, and global forces that have shaped Canada’s national identity from World War I to the present. Students will investigate the challenges presented by economic, social, and technological changes and explore the contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian culture and society during this period. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate various interpretations of the issues and events of the period and to present their own points of view.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:Academic GRADE:10
 

Canadian History Since World War I - CHC2P1

This course explores some of the pivotal events and experiences that have influenced the development of Canada’s identity as a nation from World War I to the present. By examining how the country has responded to economic, social, and technological changes and how individuals and groups have contributed to Canadian culture and society during this period, students will develop their ability to make connections between historical and current events. Students will have opportunities to formulate questions, locate information, develop informed opinions, and present ideas about the central issues and events of the period.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:Applied GRADE:10
 

Civics - CVH2OH

This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy in local, national, and global contexts, about political reactions to social change, and about political decision-making processes in Canada. They will explore their own and others’ ideas about civics questions and learn how to think critically about public issues and react responsibly to them.
CREDIT:0.5 TYPE:Open GRADE:10
 

Physical Geography: Patterns, Processes, and Interactions - CGF3M1

This course examines the major patterns of physical geography and the powerful forces that affect them. Students will investigate the dynamic nature of the earth, the evolving relationship between the planet and its people, and the factors that limit our ability to predict the changes that will occur. Students will use a wide range of geotechnologies and inquiry methods to investigate the distribution and interaction of the elements of their physical environment and to communicate their findings.
COURSE NOTE:A background in academic Geography is strongly advised. Students who are coming from an applied Geography background should have a minimum mark of 70%.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:University/College GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE:CGC1D1 - Geography of CanadaorCGC1P1 - Geography of Canada
 

Travel and Tourism: A Regional Geographic Perspective - CGG3O1

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.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:Open GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE:CGC1D1 - Geography of CanadaorCGC1P1 - Geography of Canada
 

American History - CHA3U1

This course traces the social, economic, and political development of the United States from colonial times to the present. Students will examine issues of diversity, identity, and culture that have influenced the country’s social and political formation and will consider the implications of its expansion into a global superpower. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to determine causal relationships, evaluate multiple perspectives, and present their own points of view.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:University GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE:CHC2D1 - Canadian History Since World War IorCHC2P1 - Canadian History Since World War I
 

World History to the Sixteenth Century - CHW3M1

This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century. Students will analyse diverse societies from around the world, with an emphasis on the political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that have shaped the modern world. They will apply historical inquiry, critical-thinking, and communication skills to evaluate the influence of selected individuals, groups, and innovations and to present their own conclusions. This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century. Students will analyse diverse societies from around the world, with an emphasis on the political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that have shaped the modern world. They will apply historical inquiry, critical-thinking, and communication skills to evaluate the influence of selected individuals, groups, and innovations and present their conclusions.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:University/College GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE:CHC2P1 - Canadian History Since World War IorCHC2D1 - Canadian History Since World War I
 

Understanding Canadian Law - CLU3M1

This course explores Canadian law with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to people’s everyday lives. Students will investigate fundamental legal concepts and processes to gain a practical understanding of Canada’s legal system, including the criminal justice system. Students will use critical-thinking, inquiry, and communication skills to develop informed opinions on legal issues and apply this knowledge in a variety of ways and settings, including case analysis, legal research projects, mock trials, and debates.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:University/College GRADE:11
PREREQUISITE:CHC2D1 - Canadian History Since World War IorCHC2P1 - Canadian History Since World War I
 

World Religions: Beliefs, Issues, and Religious Traditions - HRT3M

This course enables students to discover what others believe and how they live, and to appreciate their own unique heritage. Students will learn about the teachings and traditions of a variety of religions, the connections between religion and the development of civilizations, the place and function of religion in human experience, and the influence of a broad range of religions on contemporary society. This course also introduces students to skills used in researching and investigating world religions.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:University/College GRADE:11
 

The Environment and Resource Management - CGR4E1

This course examines the influence of human activities on the natural environment. Students will study ecosystem structures and processes, the ecological impact of human activities, and methods of responsible resource management. Students will apply geotechnologies and geographic inquiry methods to develop and present practical solutions to environmental and resource management issues. In the process, students’ problem-solving and communication skills will be enhanced in preparation for careers and the workplace.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:Workplace GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE:CGC1D1 - Geography of CanadaorCGC1P1 - Geography of Canada
 

The Environment and Resource Management - CGR4M1

This course investigates the complexity and fragility of ecosystems and the pressures human activities place on them. Students will examine ecological processes, the principles of sustainability, and strategies for resource management, with a focus on the challenges of environmental degradation and resource depletion. Students will use geotechnologies and skills of geographic inquiry to explain and evaluate various approaches to achieving a more sustainable relationship between people and their environment.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:University/College GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE:Any University, University/College, or College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
 

Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis - CGW4U1

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.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:University GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE:Any Grade 11 or 12 University or University/College preparation course in Canadian World Studies, English, or Social Studies and Humanities
 

Canada: History, Identity, and Culture - CHI4U1

This course explores the challenges associated with the formation of a Canadian national identity. Students will examine the social, political, and economic forces that have shaped Canada from the pre-contact period to the present and will investigate the historical roots of contemporary issues from a variety of perspectives. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to consider events and ideas in historical context, debate issues of culture and identity, and present their own views.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:University GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE:Any Grade 11 or 12 University or University/College preparation course in Canadian World Studies, English, or Social Studies and Humanities
 

Adventures in World History - CHM4E1

This course explores a variety of human experiences in world history from earliest times to the present. Students will learn about a wide range of societies and cultures, examining such things as systems of government, technological developments, work, art, and religion. Students will apply methods of research and inquiry to examine human societies in many different times and places and to communicate points of view about their findings.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:Workplace GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE:CHC2D1 - Canadian History Since World War IorCHC2P1 - Canadian History Since World War I
 

World History: The West and the World - CHY4U1

This course investigates the major trends in Western civilization and world history from the sixteenth century to the present. Students will learn about the interaction between the emerging West and other regions of the world and about the development of modern social, political, and economic systems. They will use critical-thinking and communication skills to investigate the historical roots of contemporary issues and present their conclusions.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:University GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE:Any Grade 11 or 12 University or University/College preparation course in Canadian World Studies, English, or Social Studies and Humanities
 

Canadian and International Law - CLN4U1

This course examines elements of Canadian and international law in social, political, and global contexts. Students will study the historical and philosophical sources of law and the principles and practices of international law and will learn to relate them to issues in Canadian society and the wider world. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to analyse legal issues, conduct independent research, and present the results of their inquiries in a variety of ways.
CREDIT:1 TYPE:University GRADE:12
PREREQUISITE:Any Grade 11 or 12 University or University/College preparation course in Canadian World Studies, English, or Social Studies and Humanities