Social

SOCIAL SCIENCES

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

SOCIAL STUDIES 10

Prerequisite:  Complete Grade 9

The goal of Social Studies 10 is to help students understand the basic organizations of industrialized, democratic societies. The course outlines the basic organization of Canadian society and then provides some other examples to give students a basis for comparison. Themes include: political decision making, economic decision making, ideologies and decision making, international economic decision making, and international political decision making.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES 20

Prerequisite:  a Grade 10 social science

The goal of Social Studies 20 is to help students understand the global issues facing humanity in the 21st century. Students will examine the current state of these issues and alternative viewpoints for dealing with these issues.  Themes include: human rights, population, wealth and poverty, environment and world governance.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES 30

Prerequisite:  A Grade 10 social science

The aim of Social Studies 30 is to help students understand the major issues facing Canadians in the 21st century. Students will examine the current state of these issues and alternative viewpoints for dealing with these issues within Canadian society.  Themes include: Canada’s Changing Society, Canadian Culture, Economic Development, Government and Governance, Canada and the Global Economy

 

NATIVE STUDIES 10

Prerequisite:  Complete Grade 9

This is an introductory class to Native Studies. Students are introduced to aboriginal cultures with the hope that students develop a personal and cultural awareness and understanding of Indian, Métis and Inuit peoples. The course attempts to reinforce and complement the beliefs and values of the Indian, Métis and Inuit peoples by presenting materials of a traditional, historic and contemporary perspective.  Themes covered include Spiritual Life, Family Life, Political Life, Economic Life and Educational Life.

 

NATIVE STUDIES 20

Prerequisite:  a Grade 10 social science

The Native Studies 20 program focuses on present day issues. Specific focus is given to social, constitutional and economic concerns. Areas studied include Social Justice, Development and Self-Determination.

 

NATIVE STUDIES 30

Prerequisite:  A Grade 10 social science

Native Studies 30 is based on the premise that distinct perspectives are common, that diversity of truths exists, and that the motivation for most behaviours and attitudes may be traced to the worldviews and philosophical orientations of people.  The purpose of this curriculum is not to attempt to articulate the precise Aboriginal values and beliefs which shape worldview and philosophy, but rather to stress their importance for gaining insight into the Aboriginal people of Canada.  Themes include:  Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, Governance, Land Claims and Treaty Land Entitlements, Economic Development and Social Development.

 

 HISTORY 20

 Prerequisite:  a Grade 10 social science

The course examines major developments of the twentieth century and the impact they have had on relationships internationally, and on international political and economic affairs. Themes include World War I and the Russian Revolution, the Rise of Single Party States, World War II, the Cold War and the Sixties.

  

LAW 30               

This course introduces the student to basic elements of Canadian law, including origins of legal systems, and criminal, civil, tort, family and contract law. Students are encouraged to develop communication, participatory and analytical skills through the use of debate, discussion and case study. Units include the Rule of Law, How Canada’s Laws Are Made, Categories of Law, Human Rights, Criminal Law, Bringing the Accused to Trial, the Court, and Sentencing, Appeals and Prison.

 

PSYCHOLOGY 20

Prerequisite: a Grade 10 social science

This introductory course in psychology explores what psychology is and its application in individual, group and family relationships. The emphasis is on social psychology. Students will reflect on how we learn, solve problems, perceive, feel, and get along with others, and will be asked to apply psychological principles and theories to their own lives. Themes include identity, personality, gender, social development, and group Interaction.    

 

PSYCHOLOGY 30

Prerequisite:  Psychology 20 recommended

This senior course in Psychology builds on the content of Psychology 20. The focus is on Human Development Across the Life Span, especially as it relates to the family and our growth as humans. Areas of study include Bio-Psychology, Personality Development, Cognitive Development and Social Development.

 

ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGY 30

Students will an interest and aptitute for Psychology may choose to write the Advanced Placement Exam in May.  The goals of AP Psychology include:

Learn pscyhology at a college level in order to take the AP exam.

Study heman behaviour and mental processes using the scientific method.

Discover and think critically about psychological claims and studies.