Welcome to the Canadian World Studies department


"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance" Socrates

"Education is the best provision for old age" Aristotle

" Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives". William James

The Place of Canadian and World Studies in the Curriculum

The Canadian and world studies program encompasses five subjects: economics, geography,history, law, and politics. In studying these subjects, students learn how people interact withand within their social and physical environments today, and how they did so in the past.The main goals of the Canadian and world studies program are to help students to:

  • gain an understanding of the basic concepts of the subjects taught at this level, as a foundationfor further studies in the discipline;
  • develop the knowledge and values they need to become responsible, active, and informedCanadian citizens in the twenty-first century;
  • develop practical skills (such as critical-thinking, research, and communication skills), some of which are particular to a given subject in Canadian and world studies and some of which are common to all the subjects in the discipline;
  • apply the knowledge and skills they acquire in Canadian and world studies courses to better understand their interactions with the natural environment; the political, economic, and cultural interactions among groups of people; the relationship between technology and society; and the factors contributing to society‚Äôs continual evolution.

Between compulsory and electives courses, our department tries to promote general knowledge through all our curricula.

For detailed course outlines, click here