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Canadian World Studies Department

Course Descriptions

Canadian and World Studies, Grade 9 Applied Level, CGC 1P


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.


Canadian and World Studies, Grade 9, Academic Level
, CGC 1D


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 env i ronmental connections to other countries . Students will use a va riety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to analyse and evaluate geographic issues and present their findings.


Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Applied Level, CHC 2P


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.


Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic Level, CHC 2D 


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.

 

Civics, Grade 10, Open Level, CHV 20


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.

 

Physical Geography : Patterns , Processes, and Interactions, Grade 11, University / College Preparation, CGF3M

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.


Prerequisite: Geography of Canada, Grade 9,Academic or Applied

 

Travel and Tourism : A Regional Geographic Perspective, Grade 11, Open, CGG3O

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: Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

 

World History to the Sixteenth Century, Grade 11, University / College Preparation, CHW3M

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.


Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

 

World History Since 1900: Global and Regional Perspectives, Grade 11, Open, CHT3O

This course focuses on the major events and issues in world history from 1900 to the present.
Students will investigate the causes and effects of global and re gional conflicts and the responses of individuals and governments to social, economic, and political changes. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to formulate and test points of view, d r aw conclusions, and present their findings about the challenges that have faced and continue to face people in various parts of the world.


Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied


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


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.


Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied


Analysing Current Economic Issues, Grade 12, University Preparation, CIA4U

This course investigates the nature of the competitive global economy and explores how individuals and societies can gain the information they need to make appropriate economic decisions. Students will learn about the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, apply economic models and concepts to interpret economic information, assess the validity of statistics, and investigate marketplace dynamics. Students will use economic inquiry and communication skills to analyse current economic issues, make informed judgements, and present their findings.


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

 

Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, University Preparation, CLN4U

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 .


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

 

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

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 preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

 

World Geography: Human Patterns and Interactions, Grade 12, University Preparation, CGU4U

This course examines how humans interact with their natural environments and with each other.
Students will study the influence of spatial, political, economic, and social factors on settlement patterns, human migration, cultural change, globalization, and environmental trends. Students will use geotechnologies and skills of geographic inquiry and analysis to extend their knowledge of human geography and to identify and explain current trends and patterns, and predict future ones.

 

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

 

World Geography : Urban Patterns and Interactions, Grade 12, College Preparation, CGU4C

This course examines cities around the world and the social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic factors that shape them. Students will study urban structures and systems, the impact of migrations on cities, and the impact of cities on the environment. Students will use geotechnologies and apply geographic concepts and inquiry methods to analyse issues and problems related to urban development and to formulate potential solutions.


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

 

World History : The West and the World , Grade 12, University Preparation, CHY4U

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.


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

 

World History : The West and the World , Grade 12, College Preparation, CHY4C

This course explores the history of the world since the sixteenth century, emphasizing the interaction between the emerging West and other regions of the world. Students will learn about a variety of economic, social, and political systems and the changes they have undergone over time. Students will apply their developing skills of historical inquiry to understand and communicate ideas about the forces that have formed our modern world.


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

 

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