Social Studies 9 – The scope of Social Studies 9 is on the years 1750 to 1919. Units of study include revolutions (French, American, Industrial, etc), building of the Canadian nation, development of the Canadian West, and a focus on social justice issues. Critical thinking tasks will be embedded throughout the course, and students will practice communication their ideas and develop investigating skills.
Social Studies 10 – In Social Studies 10, students will look at Canada and the World from 1919 to the present. We will study Canada’s global position in the 20th century, the structure of Canadian political institutions and the development of Canada’s inclusive, multicultural society. Finally, we will look at the connection between the natural environment and social and economic development. Focus will be placed on critical thinking skills, communicating ideas, and investigating information.
Explorations in Socials Studies 11 – In this course, students will be introduced to topics and themes of the grade 12 courses offered by the Social Studies department. All students must take this course as a prerequisite or concurrently with grade 12 Social Studies courses. Critical thinking, communication, and investigating information will be emphasized.
Comparative Cultures 12 – This course examines various ancient civilizations throughout the world. Among other things, students will develop an understanding the diversity and complexity of cultural systems, will learn how they are shaped by geographic and environmental factors, and look at the structures of power and authority within a culture.
BC First Peoples 12 – This course will examine continued political, social and economic impact of contact and colonialism, and students will understand the richness, diversity and resiliency of BC First Peoples.
20th Century World History 12 – This course provides an overview of modern history in the 20th century, reflecting the major events, concerns and development during this time period, as well as different interpretations of the past.
Political Studies 12 – In this course, students will develop an understanding of how power is distributed in society, and will become more informed and engaged citizens. Students taking this course will participate in “The Civic Mirror”, which is a simulation activity that reflects highlights the political sphere.
Economic Theory 12 – This course provides students with opportunities to analyze the effects of economic activity on their society, the nation, and the global community, and it gives them a deeper understanding of the principles behind government and social Policies.
Law Studies 12 – This course provides students with a day-to-day understanding of basic law. It deals with origin of law, function of criminal and civil law. Some topics studied under civil law are: contracts, employer-employee relationships, marriage & divorce, agencies, insurance, real & personal property, negotiable instruments (replacements for money), etc.
Philosophy 12 – The emphasis of the Philosophy 12 course is on “doing philosophy”, that is, on actively engaging students in philosophical activity. The course is focused on stimulating students’ intellectual curiosity and encouraging them to examine both their own perspectives and those of others.
Criminology 12 – Criminology is the study of crime, the explanation of crime, the causes of crime, and the examination of crime reduction. Students will examine the interactions between law, crime, the Criminal Justice System and society.
Psychology 11 – This course will provide students with an overview of the diverse areas of study within psychology, a social science with a focus on human behaviours. The course contains learning theory, memory, body and behaviour theories of personality, emotion and motivation, sensation and perception and social psychology.
Psychology 12 – This course is a continuation of Psychology 11 as well as a more in-depth exploration and extension of certain topics. Starting from a biological perspective, the course explores the human mind. More specifically, sensation and perception, theories of personality, human development, social interaction, motivation, emotion, psychopathology, research, statistics and careers in psychology will be explored.