Calgary Board of Education

 
Social Studies

SOCIAL STUDIES 30-1 (5 credits)

Prerequisite Standard : 65% or greater in Social Studies 20-1 or 75%+ in Social Studies 30-2.

Content: The course takes an academic approach to the following topics:
• Students will explore the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism.
• An analysis of various political and economic systems will allow students to assess the viability of the principles of liberalism.
• Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues.

Note: This is a highly specialized course which requires a significant amount of out of class reading, research and strong writing skills.

SOCIAL STUDIES 30-2  (5 credits)

Prerequisite Standard: 50%+ in Social Studies 20-2 or 45% - 60% in Social Studies 20-1.

Content: This course focuses on “Understanding Ideologies”.

  • Students will examine the origins, values and components of competing ideologies.
  • They will explore multiple perspectives regarding relationships among individualism, liberalism, common good and collectivism.
  • An examination of various political and economic systems will allow students to determine the viability of the values of liberalism.
  • Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues.
 

Social Studies

Calgary Board of Education Detailed High School Course Guide (pdf)

Social Studies 10

Social Studies 20

Social Studies 30

Geography of Canada 20

World Geography 30