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ISSUES IN CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY CGC1P1
This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore issues relating to food and water supplies, competing land uses, interactions with the natural environment, and other topics relevant to sustainable living in Canada. They will also develop an awareness that issues that affect their lives in Canada are interconnected with issues in other parts of the world. Throughout the course, students will use the concepts of geographic thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support their
investigations.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Through the study of current geographic issues affecting Canadians, Catholic learners as reflective, creative and holistic thinkers will solve problems and make responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good. This value of creation is important to the study of Geography in Catholic schools. This course enables students to act as responsible citizens, giving witness to Catholic social teachings.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 9
ISSUES IN CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY CGC1D1
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 to live.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Through examination, evaluation and application of knowledge about the 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 develop the necessary skills for the development of a just and compassionate society. This course will promote the dignity of humankind and emphasize
the students’ responsibilities as caregivers to God’s physical and human creation.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP CHV2O1
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
While exploring rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society, students are given the opportunity to solve problems and make responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good. As responsible citizens, students give witness to Catholic social teachings while applying the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process in their decision-making.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
CANADIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR I CHC2P1
This course focuses on the social context of historical developments and events and how they have affected the lives of people inCanada since 1914. Students will explore interactions between various communities in Canada as well as contributions of individuals 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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
While focusing on the social context of historical developments and events and how they have affected the lives of people in Canada since 1914, students will be given opportunities to examine issues of human rights, conflicts, social and economic change, and national and international relationships within the social teachings of the Church. As responsible citizens, students will be
able to interpret and evaluate events from a Catholic perspective.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 10
CANADIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR I CHC2D1
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 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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
While exploring social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914, students will be given opportunities to examine issues of human rights, conflicts, social and economic change, and national and international relationships within the social teachings of the Church. As responsible citizens, students will be
able to interpret and evaluate events from a Catholic perspective.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
CANADIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR I CHC2L1
This course focuses on the connections between the student and key people, events, and themes in Canadian history from World War I to the present. Students prepare for the Grades 11 and 12 Workplace Preparation history courses through the development and extension of historical literacy and inquiry skills. Students explore a variety of topics highlighting individuals and events that have contributed to the story of Canada. The major themes of Canadian identity, internal and external relationships, and changes since 1914, are explored through guided investigation. Students have the opportunity to extend analytical skills with a focus on identifying and interpreting events and perspectives and making connections. Students practice reading, writing, visual, and oral literacy skills, and mathematical literacy skills to identify and communicate ideas in a variety of forms.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
In this course students will be given opportunities to examine issues of human rights, conflicts, social and economic change, and national and international relationships within the social justice teachings of the Church. Students will be able to examine events from a Catholic perspective.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Locally DevelopedGRADE: 10
TRAVEL AND TOURISM: A GEOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE - ELEARNING CGG3O8
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
The course helps students respect and affirm Catholic social teachings on diversity and interdependence of people and their natural environment. Through this course of study, Catholic learners will think reflectively and creatively, in light of gospel values and Catholic social teaching, to evaluate situations and solve problems related to the travel industry and its impact on natural environments and human communities.
COURSE NOTE: For some students, e-Learning is engaging and motivational. These students are successful because the e-Learning format suits their preferred learning style and offers many challenges and rewards. * Students may choose only one e-Learning course in a semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CGC1D1 - ISSUES IN CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY or CGC1P1 - ISSUES IN CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY
RAISING HEALTHY CHILDREN HPC3O1
This course focuses on the skills and knowledge parents, guardians, and caregivers need, with particular emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth, and the early years of human development (birth to six years old). Through study and practical experience, students will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate with them, and effectively guide their early behaviour. Students will develop their research skills through investigations related to caregiving and child rearing.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
While learning to become a caring family member, this course confirms a commitment to Gospel values as outlined in the Catholic faith. To ‘love one another’ lies at the centre of the Gospel and the centre of this course as it applies to the care, nurturing and love of children.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY HSP3U1
This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science, and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will develop a respect for humanity based upon the study of issues presented in this course. Learning to respect the dignity of self and others according to the teachings of Christ is a key component of social behaviour. Students will be given the opportunity to become aware of and resist forces that are considered destructive to the health of society and individuals.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: The Grade 10 academic course in English, or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies)
INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY HSP3C1
This course introduces students to theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students learn about approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to apply theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current issues within the three disciplines.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will develop a respect for humanity based upon the study of issues presented in this course. Learning to respect the dignity of self and others according to the teachings of Christ is a key component of social behaviour. Students will be given the opportunity to become aware of and resist forces that are considered destructive to the health of society and individuals.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 11
UNDERSTANDING CANADIAN LAW CLU3M1
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
While exploring Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in Canada, students are given the opportunity to combine their faith with civic duty and responsibility. As reflective, creative and holistic thinkers, students will solve problems and make responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good. As responsible citizens, students are encouraged to act morally and legally as persons formed in Catholic traditions.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2D1 - CANADIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR I or CHC2P1 - CANADIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR I or CHC2DY - CANADIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR 1 - ADVANCED PLACEMENT
CONTEMPORARY FIRST NATIONS, METIS, AND INTUIT ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES - ELEARNING NDA3M8
This course focuses on existing and emerging issues of importance to Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Students will investigate issues related to identity, relationships among Aboriginal peoples and between Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians, sovereignty principles as presented by Aboriginal peoples, and the contemporary challenges posed by these issues. Students will also examine such topics as language preservation, the responsibilities of Aboriginal women and men, and the need for dialogue between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
In this course students will be given opportunities to examine issues of human rights, conflicts, social and economic change, and the importance of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people in Canada as understood from the framework of within the social justice teachings of the Church. Students will examine the political and religious developments in contemporary Canadian and First Nations, Metis and Inuit societies.
COURSE NOTE: For some students, e-Learning is engaging and motivational. These students are successful because the e-Learning format suits their preferred learning style and offers many challenges and rewards. * Students may choose only one e-Learning course in a semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2D1 - CANADIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR I or CHC2P1 - CANADIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR I
PERSONAL LIFE MANAGEMENT HIP4O1
This course focuses on preparing students for living independently and working successfully with others. Students will learn to manage their personal resources to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, and housing. They will also learn about their personal, legal, and financial responsibilities and develop and apply interpersonal skills in order to make wise and responsible
personal and occupational choices. Students will apply research and inquiry skills while investigating topics related to personal life management. The course emphasizes the achievement of expectations through practical experiences.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course enables students to adopt a holistic approach to life by integrating learning from various subject areas and experience. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their self-directed, life-long learning skills through applying effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, time and resource management skills as they complete the challenges presented to them through this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
WORLD ISSUES: GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS CGW4U1
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 analyse 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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Informed by Catholic Social Teachings, students explore responses to our many global challenges in order to create a more sustainable and equitable world. Students are encouraged to develop moral, ethical, and realistic decision-making skills in order to grow as conscientious Christian citizens. They also have the opportunity to develop Christian values, Catholic understandings,
and possible solutions to help them create a Catholic vision of the future that inspires hope, confidence, and the development of a just and compassionate global society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
WORLD ISSUES: A GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS - ELEARNING CGW4U8
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 analyse 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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Informed by Catholic Social Teachings, students explore responses to our many global challenges in order to create a more sustainable and equitable world. Students are encouraged to develop moral, ethical, and realistic decision-making skills in order to grow as conscientious Christian citizens. They also have the opportunity to develop Christian values, Catholic understandings, and possible solutions to help them create a Catholic vision of the future that inspires hope, confidence, and the development of a just and compassionate global society.
COURSE NOTE: For some students, e-Learning is engaging and motivational. These students are successful because the e-Learning format suits their preferred learning style and offers many challenges and rewards. * Students may choose only one e-Learning course in a semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
CANADA: HISTORY, IDENTITY, AND CULTURE - ELEARNING CHI4U8
This course traces the history of Canada, with a focus on the evolution of our national identity and culture as well as the identity and culture of various groups that make up Canada. Students will explore various developments and events, both national and international, from precontact to the present, and will examine various communities in Canada and how they have contributed to identity and heritage in Canada. Students will investigate the development of culture and identity, including national identity, in Canada and how and why they have changed throughout the country’s history. 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 the people, events, and forces that have shaped Canada.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
While tracing the history of Canada, with a focus on the evolution of our national identity and culture, students will be given opportunities to examine issues of human rights, conflicts, social and economic change, and national and international relationships within the social teachings of the Church. As responsible citizens, students will be able to interpret and evaluate events from a Catholic perspective.
COURSE NOTE: For some students, e-Learning is engaging and motivational. These students are successful because the e-Learning format suits their preferred learning style and offers many challenges and rewards. * Students may choose only one e-Learning course in a semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
WORLD HISTORY SINCE THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY CHY4U1
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
While tracing major developments and events in world history since approximately 1450, students will be given opportunities to examine issues of human rights, conflicts, social and economic change, and national and international relationships within the social teachings of the Church. As responsible citizens, students will be able to interpret and evaluate events from a Catholic perspective.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW CLN4U1
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.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Canadian and International Law provides Catholic learners with the opportunity to examine, from a legal perspective, some of the major themes of Catholic social teaching (human rights and responsibilities), within the context of topics such as religion, security, cyberspace, immigration, crimes against humanity, and environmental protection. Students will examine these issues to identify and evaluate the connections between the legal interpretations and Catholic social teaching.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
FAMILIES IN CANADA HHS4U1
This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada’s diverse society. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course enables students to develop attitudes, values, and behaviours founded on Catholic teachings, with regard to the human person and the family. Students will be encouraged to demonstrate their reflective and creative thinking skills as they make decisions in the light of gospel values with an informed moral conscience.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
FAMILIES IN CANADA HHS4C1
This course enables students to develop an understanding of social science theories as they apply to individual development, the development of intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will explore a range of issues relating to the development of individuals and families in contemporary Canadian society as well as in other cultures and historical periods. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parentchild roles and relationships in Canada.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course enables students to develop attitudes, values, and behaviours founded on Catholic teachings, with regard to the human person and the family. Students will be encouraged to demonstrate their reflective and creative thinking skills as they make decisions in the light of gospel values with an informed moral conscience.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.