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Canadian & World Studies

CGW4U1 and CGW4C1  are offered 2018/19.  CGR4M1 and CGR4E1 are offered 2017/18.
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Geography

Geography

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

CGC1D1 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

CGG3O1 Regional Geography: Travel & Tourisum, Grade 11 (Open)

This course focuses on issues related to travel and tourism within and between various regions of the world. Students will investigate unique environmental, social cultural, economic, and political characteristics of selected world regions. They will explore travel patterns and trends as well as tensions related to tourism, and will predict future tourism destinations. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate the impact of the travel industry on natural environments and human communities.
Prerequisite: Canadian Geographic Issues, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

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: Canadian Geographic Issues, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

CGR4E1 Living in a Sustainable World, Grade 12 (Workplace)

This course examines the impact of human activity on the natural environment. Students will explore the use of natural spaces and resources and how planning decisions and consumer choices affect natural systems. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate practical solutions to environmental issues, enabling them to make more sustainable decisions at home and in the workplace.
Prerequisite: Canadian Geographic Issues, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

CGR4M1 The Envioronment & Resource Management, Grade 12 (University)

This course explores interactions between the natural and human environment, with a particular focus on the impact of human activity on various ecosystems. Students will explore resource management and sustainability practices, as well as related government policy and international protocols. Applying the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, students will investigate the relationship between people and the natural environment and will propose approaches for developing more sustainable relationships, including environmentally responsible actions that support stewardship.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and the Humanities. CGR4M1 
is offered 2017/18.

CGW4C1 Canadian & World Issuse: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12 (College)

This course explores the 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.
Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied. CGC4C1 is offered 2018/19.

CGW4U1 Canadian & 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 or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and the Humanities. CGW4U1 
is offered 2018/19.

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CHI4U1 is offered 2017/18.  LVV4U1 is offered 2017/18.  CIA4U1 is offered 2017/18. Click here to download the flowchart (pdf).

History & Economics

History & Economics

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 Senior 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 practice reading, writing, visual, and oral literacy skills to identify and communicate ideas in a variety of media.
Prerequisite: None

CHC2P1 Canadian History since World War 1, 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

CHC2D1 Canadian History since World War 1, 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

CHW3M1 World History to the 15th 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: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

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: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied, or a locally developed compulsory course. (LDCC)

CHY4C1 World History to the 15th Century, Grade 12 (College)

This course explores key developments and events in world history since approximately 1450, with a focus on interactions within and between various regions. Students will examine social, economic, and political developments and how they have affected different peoples. 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 key turning points in world history and historical forces that have shaped our world.
Prerequisite: Any University, University/College, or College Preparation Course in Canada and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

CHY4U1 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 university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and the Humanities.

LVV4U1 Classical Civilization, Grade 12 (University)

This course introduces students to the rich cultural legacy of the Classical world and encourages them to make connections between antiquity and other societies and to their own personal experiences. Students will investigate such aspects of Classical culture as its mythology and literature, art, architecture, philosophy, science, and technology, as well as elements of the ancient Greek and Latin languages. By reading Classical authors in English translation and examining material culture brought to light through archaeology, students will enhance both their communication skills and their ability to think critically and creatively. In addition, they will be encouraged to be culturally sensitive, independent learners who appreciate the interconnectedness of ancient and modern societies and who will be able to apply this understanding to their future endeavors.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied. LVV4U1 is offered 2017/18.

CHI4U1 Canada: History, Identity, & Culture, Grade 12 (University)

This course traces the history of Canada, with a focus on the evolution of our national identity and culture. Students will explore various developments and events, both national and international, from pre-contact to the present, and will examine various communities in Canada and how they have contributed to the development of Canadian identity and heritage. Students will develop their sense of Canada’s national identity and how and why it has 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.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and the Humanities. CHI4U1 is offered 2017/18.

CIA4U1 Analyzing 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: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and the Humanities. CIA4U1 is offered 2017/18.

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Civics & Law

Civics & Law

CHV2O5 Civics & Citizenship, Grade 10 (Open)

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

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, cyberbullying, 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: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied, or a locally developed compulsory course (LDCC)

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

CLN4C1 Canadian & International Law, Grade 12 (College)

This course provides a foundation for students who wish to persue 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 requirement 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: Civics CHV205

CLN4U1 Canadian & 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.

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