SOCIAL STUDIES 10F - CANADA AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD |
SOSR1F – 1 CREDIT
Social Studies 10F is a compulsory course that is offered at
the (Foundations) F level. The intention of the course is to help students gain
a greater understanding of the society in which they live, their roles within
that society, and the role of Canada within the world. Concepts that will be
covered include: diversity and pluralism; democracy and government; Canada in a
global context; and the challenges and opportunities experienced by the citizens
from the past to the present and into the future.
GEOGRAPHY 20F - GEOGRAPHIC ISSUES OF THE 21ST CENTURY | GEOR2F/GEOE2F
– 1 CREDIT
Geography 20F is a compulsory course offered at both the
Foundations (F) and Enriched (E) levels. Both levels include the same topics,
but differ in their assignments and evaluations. Through this course, students
will focus on a variety of issues and challenges of the contemporary world.
They explore the nature of geography and develop skills related to geographic
thinking. Students use the methods and tools of geography to examine issues and
problems and propose solutions. They study concepts related to ownership and
development of natural resources, production and distribution of food,
development of industry and trade, and increased urbanization. Students
consider these issues in the context of Canada, North America, and the world.
Through their study, students become aware of the importance of the
environment, stewardship, and sustainable development, as well as the social,
political and economic implications of their personal choices.
NATIVE STUDIES 21G | NASY2G – 1 CREDIT
Native Studies 21G explores many aspects of Aboriginal
people from pre-contact time to the present. Students learn about groups
specific to Canada and their experiences before and after contact with
Europeans. The focus is how past experiences of Aboriginal people have affected
their lives today. Some of the topics
that will be explored are: Self Identity, Aboriginal Languages, The Indian Act,
Residential Schools, Traditions and Cultural Practices, and Current
Events. Throughout the course members
from the Aboriginal community are invited as guest speakers to the class.
Students attend fieldtrips, participate in hands on activities such as beading
and research various topics.
CANADIAN HISTORY 30F | HISR3F / HISE3F – 1 CREDIT
History is a compulsory course offered at both the
Foundations (F) and Enriched (E) levels. Both courses include the same topics,
but differ in their assignments and evaluations. This course examines the
history of Canada, starting with who were the First Peoples in Canada to the
present. Student will be introduced to the relative issues and events that have
occurred in the past; and describe and analyze how they have shaped the development
of our country.
GLOBAL ISSUES: CITIZENSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY 40S | GLIR4S –
Global Issues is an optional course offered at the
Specialized (S) level.
Students conduct inquiry into the social, political,
environmental, and economic impacts of contemporary and emerging global issues.
Through their inquiry, students focus on questions of quality of life locally,
nationally and globally. This course is based on the principles of active
democratic citizenship, ecological literacy, critical media literacy and
ethical decision-making. This course brings together information and ideas from
different disciplines, in order to empower students to be agents of change for
a sustainable and equitable future.
WORLD GEOGRAPHY 40G/40S – A HUMAN PERSPECTIVE | GEOR4G/GEOR4S
– 1 CREDIT
This course deals with locations, patterns, distribution,
and interrelationships between the physical and human environments in a
constantly changing world. Specific topics of study relate to development,
world population, food production, resources / energy and the environment.
World Geography is an optional course offered at the General
(G) and Specialized (S) levels. The G and S courses include the same topics,
but differ in assignments and evaluations.
PSYCHOLOGY 40S | PSYR4S – 1 CREDIT
Psychology is an optional course offered at the Specialized
(S) and Advance Placement (AP) levels.
This is an introduction to the field of psychology and the
major theorists who have influenced past and current psychological research.
General topics include: consciousness, perception, memory, learning,
intelligence, human development, stress, abnormal behaviour, personality
theories and current therapies. Guest speakers, case studies, observations,
unit tests and a final exam are included in this course.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) PSYCHOLOGY 42S | PSYP4S – 1 CREDIT
This is an advanced course of study for those students who
have completed or are currently enrolled in Psychology 40S. In addition to
topics covered in Psychology 40S, students will study neuroscience, genetics,
sensation, thinking and language, motivation and social psychology. Students
will work toward preparing for the Advanced Placement exam to be written in
CINEMA AS A WITNESS TO MODERN HISTORY 40S | CMHR4S – 1 CREDIT
Cinema as a Witness to Modern History is an optional course
offered at the Specialized (S) level. This course considers cinema as a source
of information – or misinformation – about the past and as a springboard for
critical reflection about diverse interpretations of history. Students will
conduct historical inquiry using primary and secondary sources, including
selected noteworthy films in cinematic history. As a focused study of
significant 20th century historical events, students will learn to evaluate the
relevance and accuracy of cinematic representations of these historical events
as they become active, critical, interpretative, aware viewers of cinema.
URBAN STUDIES 40G | CUEZ4G – 1 CREDIT
Urban Studies is an optional course offered at the General
(G) level. This course examines the factors that drive the process of
urbanization, both in a historical and modern day context. Students will assess
the pros and cons of living in an urban environment and examine how local
governments and citizens address the issues that they face.
Specific attention will also be given to the City of
Winnipeg. This course will look at the historic, social, economic, cultural and
political growth of our city; the issues that we are currently dealing with;
and the future goals and plans proposed by government, business and community