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SOCIAL STUDIES 9

Students will continue their high school studies of history and geography.  Topics include British democracy, the American and French Revolutions, the Industrial Revolution, the age of exploration and early Canadian history.  Current events and Canadian government will also be discussed.

SOCIAL STUDIES 10

Students will continue their high school studies of history and geography.  Topics include Settlement of Western Canada, the Canadian Confederation and the development of British Columbia.  Current events and Canadian government will also be discussed.

SOCIAL STUDIES 11

Students will continue their study of history, geography and Canadian government in the twentieth century.  The focus of Social Studies 11 is on historical, cultural, political, economic and environmental issues and is designed to engage students in a critical and reflective thinking.

PSYCHOLOGY 11

The Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the study of behaviour and mental processes of human beings and other animals.  Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles and phenomena associated with the major fields within psychology.  They also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practise.  A “C+” average is recommended; reading articles is stressed and research papers are required in the course.  The intent is to add an AP course next year.

GEOGRAPHY 12

Prerequisite:  Social Studies 11

Geography 12 combines traditional physical geography and cultural geography to promote better understanding of the complex and fragile global environment.  Geography 12 builds on concepts and fundamentals acquired in Social Studies 8-11.  Geography 12 is both challenging and fascinating,  it is for serious students with good and creative attitudes towards learning.

HISTORY 12

Prerequisite:  73% or better in Social Studies 11 and superior reading and writing skills

The framework of this course is World History in the 20th Century.  The major events of this century will be explored encouraging students to consider the powerful forces of nationalism, communism, fascism, democracy and imperialism and how they have shaped our century.  The student will be better able to understand the roles and responsibilities of the individual in a democratic society.

LAW 12

Prerequisite:  Social Studies 11

In this course students will consider the origin and purpose of the rules of conduct in our   society as well as the methods of change and enforcement.  Private law as well as criminal law Acts will be reviewed.  Field trips to court sites are offered annually to students.  This will help students to understand the legal terms and avoid possible problems in regards to contracts, consumer issues, negligence and criminal procedures.  The prerequisite is completion of Social Studies 11, which may be taken concurrently with permission of the counsellor and/or instructor.