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CANADIAN AND WORLD STUDIES CHV2O Civics and 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 CGC1D 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 in which to live. Prerequisite: None CGC1P Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Applied This course focuses on geographic issues that affect Canadians today. Students will draw on personal and everyday experiences to learn about Canada’s distinct and changing character and the natural and human systems and global influences that shape the country. Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to examine practical geographic questions and communicate their findings. Prerequisite: None CGG3O Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective, 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, sociocultural, 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: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied CGW4U World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12 University Preparation 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 analyse government policies, international agreements, and inpidual 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 or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities CGW4C World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12, College Preparation 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 CHC2D Canadian History Since World War I, 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 inpiduals, 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 CHC2P Canadian History Since World War I, 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 inpiduals 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 CHW3M World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century, Grade 11, University/College Preparation This course explores the history of various societies and civilizations around the world, from earliest times to around 1500 CE. Students will investigate a range of factors that contributed to the rise, success, and decline of various ancient and pre-modern societies throughout the world and will examine life in and the cultural and political legacy of these societies. 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 CHY4U World History Since the Fifteenth Century, Grade 12, University Preparation 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 ideas 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 Humanities Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities CHY4C World History Since the Fifteenth Century, Grade 12, College Preparation 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 Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities. CLU3M Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, University/College Preparation 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. Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied CLN4U Canadian and International Law, Grade 12 University Preparation 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. Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities CLN4C Legal Studies, Grade 12 This course provides a foundation for students who wish to pursue a career that requires an understanding of law. Students will explore the importance of law, analysing contemporary legal issues and their relevance to daily life. They will investigate the requirements for various law-related careers as well as legal responsibilities in the workplace. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process to investigate their rights and responsibilities, legal processes and structures, and the role of law in a changing society. Prerequisite: Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10 CPW4U Canadian and International Politics, Grade 12, University Preparation This course explores various perspectives on issues in Canadian and world politics. Students will explore political decision making and ways in which inpiduals, stakeholder groups, and various institutions, including governments, multinational corporations, and non-governmental organizations, respond to and work to address domestic and international issues. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate issues, events, and developments of national and international political importance, and to develop and communicate informed opinions about them. Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

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