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Economics, Law and Politics
This chart maps out all the courses in the discipline and shows the links between courses and the possible prerequisites for them. It does not attempt to depict all possible movements from course to course.

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Canadian History since World War 1 CHC2L
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Locally DevelopedGRADE: 10
Civics and Citizenship 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 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
Origins and Citizenship: The History of a Canadian Ethnic Group CHE3O
This course focuses on the history of people who came to Canada from a specific country or region.
Students will explore historical developments and events in the group’s country of origin, the factors that
influenced the decision of members of this group to emigrate, their historical experiences in Canada, and
their contributions to Canadian identity and heritage. Students will apply the concepts of historical thinking
and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when
investigating various aspects of the group’s history.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2D1 - Canadian History in the Twentieth Century or CHC2DL - Canadian History in the Twentieth Century (ESL) or CHC2D - Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2L - Canadian History since World War 1 or CHC2L1 - History- Locally Developed or CHC2P1 - Canadian History in the Twentieth Century or CHC2P - Canadian History Since World War I
The Individual and the Economy CIE3M
This course explores issues and challenges facing the Canadian economy as well as the implications of
various responses to them. Students will explore the economic role of firms, workers, and government as
well as their own role as individual consumers and contributors, and how all of these roles affect stability
and change in the Canadian economy. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the
economic inquiry process, including economic models, to investigate the impact of economic issues and
decisions at the individual, regional, and national level.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2P - Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2D - Canadian History Since World War I
Understanding Canadian Law in Everyday Life CLU3E
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 legalreasoning 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: Grade 10 Canadian History Since World War I, Academic or Applied (With the approval of the ministry, a locally developed Grade 10 course in Canadian history may also serve as the prerequisite.)
Understanding Canadian Law CLU3M
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: CHC2D - Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2P - Canadian History Since World War I
Politics in Action: Making Change CPC3O
This course enables students to develop plans for change in the local, national, and/or global community.
Students will explore various issues, investigating their causes as well as their impact, and determining
where change is needed, and why. They will examine the effectiveness of various problem-solving
strategies used by individuals and groups that have brought about and/or are attempting to bring about
political change in democratic societies. In addition, students will analyse the role and perspectives of
governments and other stakeholders in relation to issues of political importance and will consider factors
affecting their own and others’ political engagement. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking
and the political inquiry process as they investigate various issues of political importance and develop a
plan of action to address a selected issue.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2D - Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2P - Canadian History Since World War I
Analysing Current Economic Issues 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, make in response to economic issues such as globalization, trade agreements,
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Making Personal Economic Choices CIC4E
This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of a variety of key economic issues and
practices, helping them develop their ability to make informed economic choices in their day-to-day lives.
Students will examine practical financial matters, such as personal budgeting, taxes, credit and debt, and
savings and investment, as well as various economic issues, such as those related to the underground
economy, economic inequities, and consumer behaviour. Students will apply the concepts of economic
thinking, the economic inquiry process, and economic models to investigate various economic issues and
structures and to analyse the impact of economic decisions, including their own decisions, at the
individual, community, and national level.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: CHC2D1 - Canadian History in the Twentieth Century or CHC2DL - Canadian History in the Twentieth Century (ESL) or CHC2D - Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2L - Canadian History since World War 1 or CHC2L1 - History- Locally Developed or CHC2P1 - Canadian History in the Twentieth Century or CHC2P - Canadian History Since World War I
Legal Studies CLN4C
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: CHV2O1 - Civics and Citizenship or CHV2O - Civics and Citizenship
Canadian and International Law 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 inquiry process, and will develop legal reasoning skills, when
investigating these and other issues in both Canadian and international contexts.
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 World Politics CPW4U
This course explores various perspectives on issues in Canadian and world politics. Students will explore
political decision making and ways in which individuals, 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.