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Grade 11 Humanities

Sociology - HSP 3M

Teacher: Ms. McBride
Room 209

This course introduces students to the theories, questions and issues that are the major concern of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students develop an understanding oh the way social scientists approach the topics they study and the research methods the employ. Students are given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives and to become familiar with current and contemporary social scientists.

Students taking the course will analyze a variety of culturally relevant issues. Some topics include, bullying, personality, communication, mass media, mental illness, depression, socialization, different cultures, racism, discrimination, social deviance, and anti-social behaviour.? This course is an excellent precursor for students proceeding to social science programs at the university level.? It also prepares students for a variety of college programs such as Child and Youth? Care Worker and Early Childhood Education. The research, writing and communication skills acquired in this course are transportable to any post secondary institution. 

Examples: Students will also be engaged in completing a final activity. They will assume the role of a specific social scientist, and select an appropriate topic of their choice. They will conduct research according to the scientific inquiry method.? They will present their findings at the end of the year "conference."

Testimonial: "This course is very engaging, and tests your limit of thought. It presents issues that are seen everyday, and issues on a more world wide level.? I strongly recommend this class for anyone wishing to continue in the social science field." - Tasha Avramovic

Law - CLU 3M1 - Grade 1

Teacher:  Ms. McBride
Room 209

To make you aware of your rights and obligations as citizens of Canada, to show you how Canadian Laws govern the conduct of your daily actions, to have you develop and express your opinion clearly, and to make you aware of controversial issues and decisions which are a part of our ever changing laws.

"Society must take every means at its disposal to defend itself against the emergence of a parallel power which defies the elected power." Pierre Elliot Trudeau

Trips: Law Court House and we also participate in a mock trial.
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/charter/