Canadian and World Studies

The Canadian and world studies program will enable students to become responsible, active citizens within the diverse communities to which they belong.  As well as becoming critically thoughtful and informed citizens who value an inclusive society, students will have the skills they need to solve problems and communicate ideas and decisions about significant developments, events, and issues.


The Canadian and world studies program offers compulsory courses in geography, history, and civics (politics) in Grades 9 and 10.  Students must take one of the Grade 9 geography courses (Issues in Canadian Geography), and one of the Grade 10 history courses (Canadian History since World War I).  The Grade 10 course Civics and Citizenship is a half-credit compulsory course.


The Canadian and world studies program offers a number of optional courses in all five of the subject areas – economics, geography, history, law, and politics – in Grades 11 and 12.


Compulsory Courses 

Grade Nine 

CGC 1P/1D – Canadian Geography 


Grade Ten  

CHC 2P/2D – Canadian History 

CVC 2O – Civics 


Senior Options 



CGG 3O – Travel and Tourism 


CGW 4U – Canadian and World Issues 



CHW 3M – World History to the end of the 15th Century 

CHY 4U – World History Since the 15th Century 


CIA 4U - Analyzing Current Economic Issues 


CPN 4U – Canadian and World Politics 


CLN 3M – Understanding Canadian Law 

CLN 4U – Canadian and International Law