This course explores people and places in the world and examines global quality of life. Ways of life in Africa and Asia as well as human impact in Europe and the Americas are explored.
This course is a look at the social and political histories of ancient civilizations by focusing on their laws, behaviours and values. topics covered include Early Humans, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and Rome, and the Middle Ages.
10F Social Studies (1.0 cr.)
This course explores Canadian diversity and pluralism, Canadian democracy and governance, Canada in the global context, and opportunities and challenges in Canada.
20F Geography (1.0 cr.)
This course focuses on a variety of issues and challenges in the contemporary world. Students develop skills related to geographical thinking while studying concepts related to ownership and development of natural resources, production and distribution of food, development of industry and trade, and increasing urbanization. A research essay will be assigned to develop research and writing skills.
GIS software will be integrated throughout the course.
30F History (1.0 cr.)
Students study the history of Canada from pre-European contact to the present. Students practice and learn historical thinking skills like how to read primary sources, how to evaluate historical significance, and how to connect cause and consequence in order to tell a continuous story of our past. A major essay will be assigned to learn research and argument skills, and to delve more deeply into one topic.
40S History: Western Civilization (1.0 cr.)
This course offers an overview of Western Civilization from the fall of the Roman Empire to the current age, with emphasis on the movements of the 19th century and how they affect and shape the 20th century and today, politically, economically and culturally. Simulation games, readings, video sources, seminar participation and research assignments are designed to engage the “inner historian.”