Canadian and World Studies

Course NameCourse CodeTypeMin GradeMax GradeDepartmentPrerequisitesCorequisitesDescriptionGuidance Message
Geography of Canada CGC1D1 Academic 9   Canadian and World Studies     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.  
Geography of Canada CGC1P1 Applied 9   Canadian and World Studies     This course focuses on geographic issues that affect Canadians today. Students will draw on personal and everyday experiences as they 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.  
Geography of Canada ESL CGC1P8 Applied 9   Canadian and World Studies     ESL Sensitive. This course focuses on geographic issues that affect Canadians today. Students will draw on personal and everyday experiences as they 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. This course is for ESL students only
Regional Geography: Travel and Tourism CGG3O1 Open 11   Canadian and World Studies

CGC1D1,CGC1DU,

CGC1DW, CGC1P1,

CGC1PU,CGC1PW

  This course focuses on travel and tourism as the vehicle for studying selected world regions. Using a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods, students will conduct and present case studies that develop their understanding of the unique characteristics of selected world regions; the environmental, cultural, economic, and political factors that influence travel and tourism; and the impact of the travel industry on communities and environments around the world. Prerequisite: Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic or Applied.  
Travel and Tourism ESL CGG3O8 Open 11   Canadian and World Studies     ESL Sensitive: This course focuses on travel and tourism as the vehicle for studying selected world regions. Using a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods, students will conduct and present case studies that develop their understanding of the unique characteristics of selected world regions; the environmental, cultural, economic, and political factors that influence travel and tourism; and the impact of the travel industry on communities and environments around the world. Prerequisite: Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic or Applied. This course is for ESL students only.
Environment and Resource Management CGR4M1 University/College 12   Canadian and World Studies

ENG3U1,ENG3UU,

ENG3UW,ENG3C1,

ENG3CU,ENG3CW

  This course investigates the complexity and fragility of ecosystems and the pressures human activities place on them. Students will examine ecological processes, the principles of sustainability, and strategies for resource management, with a focus on the challenges of environmental degradation and resource depletion. Students will use geotechnologies and skills of geographic inquiry to explain and evaluate various approaches to achieving a more sustainable relationship between people and their environment. Prerequisite: Any University or University/College or College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.  
AP Human Geography (Part 1)- University/College CGU4M0 University/College 12   Canadian and World Studies   ENG3U3  This course is Part 1 of the AP Human Geography course and it will run in semester 1. It must be combined with CGW4U0 (AP Human Geography Part 2) which will run in semester 2.
AP Human Geography will help you prepare for the AP exam in May.... and prepare you as a citizen to think spatially as a geographer too!
AP Human Geography explores the following units in human geography: Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives Global Population and Migration
Culture: Patterns & Processes Political Geography
For grade 11 students: CGU4M0 must be taken in the same semester as ENG3U3. It should be taken in combination with CGW4U0 (AP Human Geography- Part 2)
World Geography: Urban Patterns and CGU4M1 University/College 12   Canadian and World Studies

CIE3M,CGD3M,

CGF3M,CHA3U,

CHW3M,CLU3M,

CIA4U,CGW4U,

CGU4M,CGR4M,

CGO4M,CHI4U,

CHY4U,CLN4U,

CPW4U,ENG3U,

ENG3C,ENG4U,

ENG4C,HNB4M,

HFC3M,HFA4U,

HHS4U,HHG4M,

HSP3U, HSB4U,

HZB3M, HZT4U,

HRT3M,HSE4M,

HSG3M,HSC4M,

CGW4C,CHY4C,

CLN4C, HNC3C,

HFA4C,HHS4C,

HPW3C,HPD4C,

HSP3C

   This course explores global population distribution, why people live where they do, and variations in their quality of life. Students will examine current population patterns and trends related to urbanization and their impact on human and natural systems. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate issues related to urban life and will propose courses of action aimed at enhancing the sustainability of cities around the world.  
AP Human Geography (Part 2) - University CGW4U0 University 12   Canadian and World Studies

CIE3M,CGD3M,

CGF3M,CHA3U,

CHW3M, CLU3M,

CIA4U,CGW4U,

CGU4M,CGR4M,

CGO4M,CHI4U,

CHY4U,CLN4U,

CPW4U, ENG3U,

ENG4U,HNB4M,

HFC3M,HFA4U,

HHS4U,HHG4M,

HSP3U,HSB4U,

HZB3M, HZT4U,

HRT3M,HSE4M,

HSG3M,HSC4M

   This course is Part 2 of AP Human Geography and it will run in semester 2. It should be taken in combination with CGU4M0 (AP Human Geography- Part 1) which will run in semester 1.
AP Human Geography will help you prepare for the AP exam in May.... and prepare you as a citizen to think spatially as a geographer too! Here are the units of study in Part 2:
Agriculture & Food Production & Global Disparity Industrial Development Global Economic Development Cities and Urban Land Use

This course should be taken in combination with CGU4M0 (AP Human Geography- Part 1).
Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic CGW4U1 University 12   Canadian and World Studies

ENG3U1,ENG3UU,

ENG3UW

   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 analysisto develop and communicate balanced opinions about the complex issues facing Canada and a world that is interdependent and constantly changing. Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.  
Canadian History in the 20th century CHC2D1 Academic 10   Canadian and World Studies      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.  
APEX Canadian History - Enriched CHC2D3 Advanced Placement 10   Canadian and World Studies      This course is an enriched course of CHC2D1. It is intended for students in the APEX program. 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.  
Canadian History in the 20th century CHC2P1 Applied 10   Canadian and World Studies      This course explores some of the pivotal 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 and groups have contributed to Canadian culture and society during this period, students will develop their ability to make connections between historical and current events. Students will have opportunities to formulate questions, locate information, develop informed opinions, and present ideas about the central issues and events of the period.  
Canadian History: 20th Century ESL CHC2P8 Applied 10   Canadian and World Studies      ESL sensitive. This course explores some of the pivotal 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 and groups have contributed to Canadian culture and society during this period, students will develop their ability to make connections between historical and current events. Students will have opportunities to formulate questions, locate information, develop informed opinions, and present ideas about the central issues and events of the period.  
World History to the 16th Century CHW3M1 University/College 11   Canadian and World Studies CHC2D1,CHC2P1    This course explores the history of various societies around the world, from earliest times to around 1500 CE. Students will examine life in and the legacy of various ancient and pre-modern societies throughout the world, including those in, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. 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.
 
World History: The West and the Wor CHY4U1 University 12   Canadian and World Studies

ENG3U1,ENG3UU,

ENG3UW

   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. Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.  
Analysing Current Economic Issues CIA4U1 University 12   Canadian and World Studies

ENG3U1,ENG3UU,

ENG3UW

   This course examines the global challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future, focusing on and concepts to interpret economic information, assess the validity of statistics, and investigate marketplace dynamics. Students will use economic inquiry and communication skills to analyze current economic issues, make informed judgements, and present their findings. Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.  
Canadian and International Law CLN4U1 University 12   Canadian and World Studies

CLU3M1,ENG3U1,

ENG3UU,ENG3UW

   This course explores elements of Canadian law and the role of law in social, political, and global contexts. Students will study the historical and philosophical sources of law and the 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 analyse legal issues, conduct independent research, and present the results of their inquiries in a variety of ways. Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.  
Understanding Canadian Law CLU3M1 University/College 11   Canadian and World Studies      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. Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied.  

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