Canadian & World Studies
Department Head: Mr. J. Harcarufka Mr. J. Schroeder Mr. W. Bissonnette Mr. J. Harcarufka Mr. G. Rankin Mr. C. Cavanagh
Mrs. M. Calcagno
Mr. A. Sulyok
CLU 3M: Understanding Canadian Law
Prerequisite: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, 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.
CLU 3E: Understanding Canadian Law in Everyday Life
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 criminal offences. Students will begin to develop legal reasoning skills and will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process when investigating legal issues that are relevant to life in Canada today.
CLN4U: Canadian and International Law
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.