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Canadian and World Studies – Geography

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CodeCourse NameGradeTypePrerequisite
CGC1PIssues in Canadian Geography9AppliedNone
CGC1DIssues in Canadian Geography9AcademicNone
CGG3OTravel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective11OpenGrade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography, Academic or Applied
CGF3MForces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters11University/CollegeGrade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography, Academic or Applied
CGD3MRegional Geography11University/ CollegeGrade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography, Academic or Applied
CGR4ELiving in a Sustainable World12WorkplaceGrade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography, Academic or Applied
CGW4CWorld Issues: A Geographic Analysis12CollegeGrade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography, Academic or Applied
CGR4MThe Environment and Resource Management12University/ CollegeAny University, University/College, or College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
CGW4UWorld Issues: A Geographic Analysis12UniversityAny University or University/College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, Social Sciences and Humanities

Course descriptions

CGC1P – Issues in Canadian Geography

1 credit, Applied, Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore a range of issues, including food and water supplies, competing land uses and interactions with the natural environment, developing their awareness that issues that affect their lives are interconnected with issues in other parts of the world. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to guide and support their investigations.

 

CGC1D – Issues in Canadian Geography

1 credit, Academic, Prerequisite: None

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.

 

CGG3O – Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: Canadian Geographic Issues, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

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.

 

CGF3M – Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters

1 credit, University/College, Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

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 analyze these processes, make predictions related to natural disasters, and assess ways of responding to them.

 

CGD3M – Regional Geography

1 credit, University/College, Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

This course explores interrelationships between the land and people in a selected region as well as interconnections between this region and the rest of the world. Students will explore the region’s environmental, socio-economic, and cultural characteristics and will investigate issues related to natural resources, economic development and sustainability, population change, globalization, and quality of life. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate a range of geographic issues in the region. Note: This course is developed and delivered with a focus, to be determined by the school, on the geography of a selected region of the world.

CGR4E – Living in a Sustainable World

1 credit, Workplace, Prerequisite: Canadian Geographic Issues, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

This course examines the impact of human activity on the natural environment. Students will explore the use of natural spaces and resources and how planning decisions and consumer choices affect natural systems. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate practical solutions to environmental issues, enabling them to make more sustainable decisions at home, in the workplace, and in the local community.

 

CGW4C – World Issues: A Geographic Analysis

1 credit, College, Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

This course explores many difficult challenges facing Canada and the world today – challenges such as unequal access to food, water, and energy; urbanization; globalization; and meeting the needs of a growing world population while ensuring the sustainability of the natural environment. Students will explore these and other world issues from environmental, social, economic, and political perspectives, while applying the concepts of geographic thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support their investigations.

 

CGR4M – The Environment and Resource Management

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

This course investigates interactions between natural and human systems, with a particular emphasis on the impacts of human activity on ecosystems and natural processes. Students will use the geographic inquiry process, apply the concepts of geographic thinking, and employ a variety of spatial skills and technologies to analyze these impacts and propose ways of reducing them. In the course of their investigations, they will assess resource management and sustainability practices, as well as related government policies and international accords. They will also consider questions of individual responsibility and environmental stewardship as they explore ways of developing a more sustainable relationship with the environment.

 

CGW4U – World Issues: A Geographic Analysis

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

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 analyze 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.