Geography Department

GRADE 9

Issues in Canadian Geography
CGC1D (Academic), CGC1P (Applied)

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 and apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.


GRADE 10

Sustainable Living
CGL23I (Open)

Sustainable Living explores the impact of our lifestyle on the sustainability of the Earth’s environment and resources. The course is designed to encourage the development of the practical, interpersonal, and decision-making skills necessary for the individual to make informed decisions concerning their effect on the environment. Students will examine their own lives in the context of modern society in an effort to recognize how they can make personal choices that promote living sustainably.


GRADE 11

Environmental Science
SVN3MI (Mixed)

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of, and skills relating to, environmental science that will help them succeed in life after secondary school. Students will increase their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.


Regional Geography: Travel & Tourism

CGG3OI (Open)

This course focuses on issues related to travel and tourism within and between various regions of the world. Students will investigate unique environmental, socio-cultural, economic, and political characteristics of selected world regions. They will explore travel patterns and trends, as well as tensions related to tourism, and will predict future tourism destinations. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate the impact of the travel industry on natural environments and human communities.


GRADE 12

Environment & Resource Management
CGR4MI (Mixed)

This course explores interactions between the natural and human environment, with a particular focus on the impact of human activity on various ecosystems. Students will explore resource management and sustainability practices, as well as related government policy and international protocols. Applying the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, field trips, discussion, literature, and a large mandatory outdoor component, students will investigate the relationship between people and the natural environment and will propose approaches for developing more sustainable relationships, including environmentally responsible actions that support stewardship.

 

Living in a Sustainable World
CGR4EI (Workplace)

This course examines the impact of human activity on the natural environment. Students will explore the use of natural spaces and resources and the effects of planning decisions and consumer choices on natural systems. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate practical solutions to environmental issues, enabling them to make more sustainable decisions at home, in the workplace, and in the local community.

 

Canadian & World Issues
CGW4UI (University)

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.

 

Earth & Space Science
SES4UI (University)

This course focuses on the basic concepts and theories of Earth and space science, and their relevance to everyday life. Students will first study the origin and evolution of the universe, and then explore the materials and the internal and surficial processes of the Earth as they study the planet’s history. The course draws on biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics in its consideration of geological processes that can be observed directly or inferred from geological evidence. This is a dual credit course.  Students earning 75% and above may earn a university science credit that is recognized by several universities.  See your guidance counsellor or Mr. Bracey for details.