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Canadian and World Studies

Welcome to Social Science, Business, and Canadian and World Studies! The staff and students at SRB are passionate about the world we live in and love learning about ourselves, fellow Canadians, and people and places all over the world. Our department offers a wide range of courses to choose from including French Immersion courses. If you are a student, or the parent of a student, preparing for the work place, university, or college experience our department will be an enjoyable part of your journey!

Programs

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

 

CGC 1P/D/F

CHC 2P/D/F

CHW 3M

CGW 4U

 

 

CHV 2O/F

CGF 3M

CHY 4C/U

 

 

 

CLU 3E/M

CIA 4U

 

 

 

 

CLN 4U

CGC1D(F) (Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic): This course explores Canada's distinct and changing character and the geographic systems and relationships that shape it. Students will investigate the interactions of natural and human systems within Canada, as well as Canada's economic, cultural, and environmental connections to other countries. Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to analyse and evaluate geographic issues and present their findings.

CGC1P (Geography of Canada, 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 fundings.

CHC2D(F) (Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic): This course explores the local, national, and global forces that have shaped Canada's national identity from World War I to the present. Students will investigate the challenges presented by economic, social, and technological changes and explore the contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian culture and society during this period. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate various interpretations of the issues and events of the period and to present their own points of view. 

CHC2P (Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Applied): This course explores some of the events and experiences that have influenced the development of Canada's identity as a nation, from World War I to the present. By examining how the country has responded to economic, social, and technological changes and how individuals have contributed to Canadian culture and society during this period, students will have opportunities to formulate questions, locate information, develop informed opinions, and present ideas about the central issues and events of the period.

CHV2O(F) (Civics, Grade 10, Open): This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy in local, national, and global contexts, about political decision-making processes in Canada. They will explore their own and others' ideas about civics questions and learn how to think critically about public issues and react responsibly to them.

CHW3M (World History to the Sixteenth Century, Grade 11, University/College): This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century. Students will analyse diverse society from around the world, with an emphasis on political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that have shaped the modern world. They will apply historical inquiry, critical-thinking, and communication skills to evaluate the influence of selected individual groups, and innovations and present their conclusions. 

CGF3M (Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters, Grade 11, University/College Preparation):  In this course, students will explore physical processes related to the earth’s water, land, and air. They will investigate how these processes shape the planet’s natural characteristics and affect human systems, how they are involved in the creation of natural disasters, and how they influence the impacts of human disasters. Throughout the course, students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process and use spatial technologies to analyse these processes, make predictions related to natural disasters, and assess ways of responding to them.

 

CLU3E (Understanding Everyday Law in Canada, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation):  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 inquiry process when investigating legal issues that are relevant to life in Canada today.

CLU3M (Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, University/College): This course explores Canadian law with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to people's everyday lives. Students will investigate fundamental legal concepts and processes to gain a practical understanding of Canada's legal system, including the criminal justice system. Students will use critical-thinking, inquiry, and communication skills to develop informed opinions on legal issues and apply this knowledge in a variety of ways and settings, including case analysis, legal research projects, mock trials, and debates.

CGW4U (Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12, University): This course examines the global challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future, focusing on current issues that illustrate these challenges. Students will investigate a range of topics, including cultural, economic and geopolitical relationships, regional disparities in the ability to meet basic human needs, and protection of the natural environment. Students will use geotechnologies and skills of geographic inquiry and analysis to develop and communicate balanced opinions about the complex issues facing Canada and a world that is interdependent and constantly changing.

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.

CHY4U (World History: The West and the World, Grade 12, University): This course investigates the major trends in Western civilization and world history from the sixteenth century to the 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. They will use critical-thinking and communication skills to investigate the historical roots of contemporary issues and present their conclusions.

CIA4U (Analysing Current Economic Issues, Grade 12, University): This course investigates the nature of the competitive global economy and explores how individual and societies can gain the information they need to make appropriate economic decisions. Students will learn about the principles of micro- and macroeconomics, apply economic models and concepts to interpret economic information, assess the validity to statistics, and investigate marketplace dynamics. Students will use economic inquiry and communication skills to analyse current economic issues, make informed judgements, and present their findings.

CLN4U (Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, University): This course examines elements of Canadian and international law in social, political, and global contexts. Students will study the historical and philosophical sources of law and principles and practices of international law and will learn to relate them to issues in Canadian society and the wider world. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to to analyse legal issues, conduct independent research, and present the results of their inquiries in a variety of ways.

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