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Canadian and World Studies

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

 
HISTORY

CHC 2D: Canadian History in the 20th Century (Academic)
This course explores Canadian participation in global events and traces our development as a country through changes in population, economy, and technology. Students will analyze the elements that constitute Canadian identity, learn the stories of both individuals and communities and study the evolution of political and social structures. Students will learn about differing interpretations of the past and will come to understand the importance in historical studies of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships. They will also learn to develop and support a thesis, conduct research and analysis, and effectively communicate the results of their inquiries.
 
CHC 2P: Canadian History in the 20th Century (Applied)
This course traces Canadian history from Wilfred Laurier's pronouncement that the twentieth century belongs to Canada to the United Nations' recognition of Canada as one of the best countries in which to live. Students will learn about various expressions of Canadian identity, the stories of individuals and communities, and changes in political and social structures. Students will discover the importance in historical studies of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships. As well, they will be given opportunities to formulate appropriate questions, develop informed opinions, and present information in a variety of ways.
 
CHW 3M: World History to the 16th Century
Prerequisite: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic or Applied.
This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to sixteenth century. Students will analyze diverse societies from around, with particular regard to political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that form the foundation of the modern world. They will examine the influence of selected individuals and groups, as well as of particular innovations, and will develop skills of historical inquiry, organization, analysis, and communication.
 
CHY 4U: World History: The West and the World
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies. English, or social sciences and humanities.
This course investigates the major trends in Western civilization and world history from the sixteenth century to 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. The skills and knowledge developed in this course will enable students to understand and appreciate both the character of historical change and the historical roots of contemporary issues

CHV 2OH: Civics (.5 credit)
This course must be taken along with GLC 20H (Careers). This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy and the meaning of democratic citizenship in local, national, and global contexts. In addition, students will learn about social change, examine decision-making process in Canada, explore their own and others' beliefs and perspectives on civics questions, and learn how to think and act critically and creatively about public issues.

GEOGRAPHY

CGC 1D: Geography of Canada (Academic)
This course uses a variety of frameworks, including eco zones and principles of physical, human, and economic geography, to explore the distinct and evolving character of Canada's geography. Students will investigate the interconnections between the environment and human activities in Canadian eco zones in order to understand Canada's diversity and role in the world.
 
CGC 1P: Geography of Canada (Applied)
This Course draws upon students' everyday experiences and uses a variety of frameworks, including eco zones, to help students' learn about the geography of Canada and the countries place in the global community. Students will investigate the interconnections among the country's landforms, climate, soils, plants, animals, and human activities in order to understand Canada's physical character and diversity, and various kinds on interactions.
 
CGG 3O: Geography: Travel and Tourism
Prerequisite: Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
This course focuses on travel and tourism to examine the unique characteristics of selected world regions from a geographic perspective. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the ways in which the natural environment , economies, cultures, and other aspects of world regions interact.
 
CGW 4U: Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.
This course draws on geographic concepts, skills, methods, and technologies to analyze significant issues facing Canadians as citizens of an interdependent world. Students will examine the challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future through the study of a range of topics, including economic interdependence; geopolitical conflict; regional disparities in the ability to meet basic human needs; and protection of the planet's life support systems.


LAW

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

Prerequisite: None

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.