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Canadian and World Studies
Civics and Citizenship (French Immersion) CHV2OF
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.
COURSE NOTE: If you take this course you must also take CHV 2OF. (french immersion)
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FIF1D1 - French Immersion (Academic)
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take GLC2OF - Career Studies (French Immersion)
World History since 1900: Global and Regional Interactions CHT3O1
This course focuses on major developments in world history from 1900 to the present. Students will
explore the causes and consequences of global and regional conflicts, the impact of significant individuals
and social movements, and the effects of social, economic, and political developments around the world.
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 interactions within and
between nations and other historical developments and events, including those that continue to affect
people in various parts of the world.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2P1 - Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2DF - Histoire (Academic) or CHC2D1 - Canadian History Since World War I
Understanding Canadian Law-(Extended French) CLU3MF
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2DF - Histoire (Academic) or CHC2D1 - Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2P1 - Canadian History Since World War I
Legal Studies CLN4C1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: CHV2OH - Civics (English)
Geography
Issues in Canadian Geography (academic) 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 in which to live.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
Géographie du Canada (Academic) CGC1DF
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course is part of a package for students in the French Immersion Program.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
Issues in Canadian Geography (applied) 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 9
Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters CGF3M1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective CGG3O1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
World Issues: A 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 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
History
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
Histoire (Academic) CHC2DF
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course is part of a package for students in the Extended French Program.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 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 in Canada 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 10
Histoire (Applied) CHC2PF
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 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 10
Civics (English) CHV2OH
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.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take GLC2OH - Career Studies (English)
American History CHA3U1
This course explores key aspects of the social, economic, and political development of the United States
from precontact to the present. Students will examine the contributions of groups and individuals to the
country’s evolution and will explore the historical context of key issues, trends, and events that have had

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an impact on the United States, its identity and culture, and its role in the global community. 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 various forces that helped shape American
history.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2DF - Histoire (Academic) or CHC2D1 - Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2P1 - Canadian History Since World War I
World History since 1900: Global and Regional Interactions CHT3O1
This course focuses on major developments in world history from 1900 to the present. Students will
explore the causes and consequences of global and regional conflicts, the impact of significant individuals
and social movements, and the effects of social, economic, and political developments around the world.
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 interactions within and
between nations and other historical developments and events, including those that continue to affect
people in various parts of the world.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2P1 - Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2DF - Histoire (Academic) or CHC2D1 - Canadian History Since World War I
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: Any University, University/College, or College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
World History: The West and the World 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Legal Studies CLN4C1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: CHV2OH - Civics (English)