Canadian Geography – Academic CGC1DI
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 spatialtechnologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place to live.
Canadian Geography – Applied CGC1PI
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,
Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis CGW4UI
This course looks at the global challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. Students will explore a range of issues involving environmental, economic, social, and geopolitical interrelationships, and will examine governmental policies related to these issues. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues, including their impact on natural and human communities around the world.
PREREQUISITE: CHA3UI – American History or CHW3MI – World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century or CLU3MI – Understanding Canadian Law or ENG3UI – English or HRT3MI – World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges
International Diplomacy IDC4UG
Recognizing the world as an interdependent and interconnected network of communities, interdisciplinary courses foster student learning through enquiry, collaboration, and an integrated approach to a variety of curriculum including Canada and World studies, Social Science and business/economics studies. This course takes the form and aims of an interdisciplinary course and examines intercultural questions from the lens of international diplomacy.
This course offers students a unique opportunity to learn about international relations and examine topics like climate change, the plight of refugees fleeing civil war, weapons proliferation,or the transnational spread of a deadly viruses like ebola, while role–playing United Nations delegates. Students will learn how the U.N. addresses global concerns,study the structure and processes of this multilateral institution and examine how physical,economic,cultural,and political geographies influence and inform policy making.
Students can best respond to a changing world with innovation, leadership, and a confident sense of their place in the world and a clear understanding the current structures and procedures on an international scale.
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – English or CHA3UI – American History or CHW3MI – World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century or CLU3MI – Understanding Canadian Law or HSP3UI – UNIV – Intro to Psych, Sociology and Anthropology or HRT3MI – World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges