Civics (0.5 Credit) Grade 10, Open (CHV2O)

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 a range of political issues and developments that are both significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.
Prerequisite: None

Economics, Grade 12 (CIA4U)

This course examines current Canadian and international economic issues, developments, policies, and practices from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the decisions that individuals and institutions, including governments, economic inequalities, regulation, and public spending. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, as well as economic models and theories, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about economic trade-offs, growth, and sustainability and related economic issues.
Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.

Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic (CGC1D)

This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these 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 in which to live.
Prerequisite: None

World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12. University Preparation (CGW4U)

In this course, students will address the challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. They will explore issues involving a wide range of topics, including economic disparities, threats to the environment, globalization, human rights, and quality of life, and will analyze government policies, international agreements, and individual responsibilities relating to them. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including the use of spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues and their impacts on natural and human communities around the world.
Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.

Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic (CHC2D)

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 the 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

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

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 process, and will develop legal reasoning skills when investigating these and other issues in both Canadian and international contexts.
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.