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
Interdisciplinary Studies in Leadership IDC4UI
This course will help students combine the knowledge and skills from different subjects and disciplines related to the study of leadership. Through individual and collaborative inquiry and research, students will analyse the connections among diverse subjects and disciplines; develop information literacy skills in analysing, selecting, evaluating, and communicating information; and become aware of a variety of resources and viewpoints on leadership issues. They will also examine their own learning styles, relate their inquiries and research to real-life situations, and investigate leadership opportunities.
This course will introduce students to leadership theories as they pursue leadership roles in the school and community. Students will study and apply theory in developing skills in the areas of conflict resolution, planning and goal setting, problem solving, group dynamics and teamwork. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to support them in pursuing a variety of leadership roles.Participation in school leadership opportunities in the form of Student Council , Link Crew and additional student led initiatives and activities, will be the primary application of these skills. Students will participate in an application and interview process for acceptance into this course.
PREREQUISITE: CHA3UI – American History or CHW3MI – World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century or ENG3UI – English or HRT3MI – World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges