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Grade Ten Courses:

CHC2D1 Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic

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.

Prerequisite: None

CHC2L1 Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Locally Developed

This course emphasizes reinforcing and strengthening history-related knowledge and skills, including historical inquiry and historical literacy, critical thinking and the relationship between social issues, economics and politics, to prepare students for success in everyday life, and in the workplace. Students explore a range of topics including: local, national and global communities; change and continuity; citizenship and heritage; social, political and economic structures; and methods of historical inquiry. Students have the opportunity to extend historical process skills and to continue developing their skills in reading, writing, and oral language through relevant and practical history activities.

Prerequisite: None

CHC2P1 Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Applied

This course explores some of the 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.

Prerequisite: None

CHV2O3 Civics, Grade 10, Open (.5 credit)

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 responsibility to them.

Prerequisite: None

Grade Eleven Courses:

CHA3U1 American History, Grade 11, University

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 casual relationships, evaluate multiple perspectives, and present their own points of view.

Prerequisite: CHC2D1 or CHC2P1

CHT3O1 World History Since 1900: Global and Regional Perspectives, Grade 11, Open

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 regional 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, draw conclusions, and present their findings about the challenges facing people in various parts of the world.

Prerequisite: CHC2D1 or CHC2P1 or CHC2L1

CHW3M1 World History to the Sixteenth Century, Grade 11, University/College

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.

Prerequisite: CHC2D1 or CHC2P1

CLU3M1 Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, University/College

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: CHC2D1 or CHC2P1

HRT3M1 World Religions, Beliefs and Religious Tradition, Grade 11, University/College

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.

Prerequisite: CHC2D1 or CHC2P1

HSP3M1 Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology, Grade 11, University/College

This course introduces the theories, questions, and issues that are the major concerns of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the way social scientists approach the topics they study and the research methods they employ. Students will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues that have captured the interest of classical and contemporary social scientists in the three disciplines.

Prerequisite: None

Grade Twelve Courses:

CHI4U1 Canadian History: Identity and Culture, Grade 12, University

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.

Prerequisite: Any U or M preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences and Humanities.

CHY4U1 World History: The West and the World, Grade 12, University

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 U or M preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences and Humanities.

CIA4U1 Analysing Current Economic Issues, Grade 12, University

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 micro- 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 present their findings.

Prerequisite: Any U or M preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences and Humanities.

CLN4U1 Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, University

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 U or M preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences and Humanities.

HSB4M1 Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12, University/College

This course examines the theories and methodologies used in anthropology, psychology, and sociology to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society. Students will also explore the ideas of classical and contemporary social theorists, and will apply those ideas to the analysis of contemporary trends.

Prerequisite: Any U, M, or C preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian and World Studies

HZT4U1 Philosophy: Questions and Theories, Grade 12, University

This course addresses three (or more) of the main areas of philosophy: metaphysics, logic, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics. Students will learn critical thinking skills, the main ideas expressed by philosophers from a variety of the world’s traditions, how to develop and explain their own philosophical ideas, and how to apply those ideas to contemporary social issues and personal experiences. The course will also help students refine skills used in researching and investigating topics in philosophy.

Prerequisite: Any U or M preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian and World Studies.

IDC4O1 History of the 20th Century: Focused Studies on Popular Culture, Grade 12, Open

This course will explore selected events of the mid to late 20th Century History (current events, in chronological eras) and the popular forms of music, film, fashion, etc. that have influenced and impacted North American culture, aesthetics, social, religious, and political life in the 20th Century. Making use of an interdisciplinary approach, the course will focus primarily on the mid to late decades of the 20th Century, examining popular culture and iconic figures. For example, some music styles that will be explored are: blues, jazz, rock, reggae, pop, metal folk, country and rap. Students will also examine the relationship between popular culture and society – especially youth, social movements, political activism and the influence of the media. Students wishing to pursue post-secondary studies in history, sociology, social psychology, or cultural studies will find this course of interest.

Prerequisite: None, but completion of grade 10 Canadian History is strongly recommended

Updated on Thursday, March 08, 2018.
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