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Canadian and World Studies – Economics, Law & Politics

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CodeCourse NameGradeTypePrerequisite
CHV2OCivics and Citizenship10OpenNone
CPC3OPolitics in Action: Making Change11OpenGrade 10 Civics and Citizenship
CLU3EUnderstanding Canadian Law in Everyday Life11WorkplaceGrade 10 Canadian History since World War I, Academic or Applied
CIE3MThe Individual and the Economy11University/CollegeGrade 10 Canadian History since World War I, Academic or Applied
CLU3MUnderstanding Canadian Law11University/ CollegeGrade 10 Canadian History since World War I, Academic or Applied
CIC4EMaking Personal Economic Choices12WorkplaceGrade 10 Canadian History since World War I, Academic or Applied
CLN4CLegal Studies12CollegeGrade 10 Civics and Citizenship
CIA4UAnalysing Current Economic Issues12UniversityAny University or University/College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
CLN4UCanadian and International Law12UniversityAny University or University/College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
CPW4UCanadian and International Politics12UniversityAny University or University/College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

Course descriptions

CHV2O – Civics and Citizenship

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

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.

 

CPC3O – Politics in Action: Making Change

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10, Open

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 analyze 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.

 

CLU3E – Understanding Canadian Law in Everyday Life

1 credit, Workplace, Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

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 legal studies inquiry process when investigating legal issues that are relevant to life in Canada today.

 

CIE3M – The Individual and the Economy

1 credit, University/College, Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

This course explores challenges facing the Canadian economy as well as the implications of various responses to these challenges. Students will explore the economic role of business, labour and government, as well as their own role as individual consumers and contributors and how all of these influence stability and variability 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 decisions.

 

CLU3M – Understanding Canadian Law

1 credit, University/College, Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

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.

CIC4E – Making Personal Economic Choices

1 credit, Workplace, Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

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 inequality, 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 analyze the impact of economic decisions, including their own decisions, at the individual, community, and national levels.

 

CLN4C -Legal Studies

1 credit, College, Prerequisite: Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10, Open

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, analyzing 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.

 

CIA4U – Analyzing Current Economic Issues

1 credit, University, Prerequisite: Any University or University/College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

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.

 

CLN4U – Canadian and International Law

1 credit, University, Prerequisite: Any University or University/College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

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.

 

CPW4U – Canadian and International Politics

1 credit, University, Prerequisite: Any University or University/College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

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.