Upper School Course Guide
Course Descriptions

Social Sciences and Humanities

General Social Science

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  • Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

    This course provides students with the opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines.
    Prerequisite: Canadian History, Grade 10 or English, Grade 10
  • Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12, University/College Preparation

    This course focuses on the use of social science theories, perspectives, and methodologies to investigate and explain the shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society. Students will critically analyze how and why cultural, social, and biological patterns change over time. They will explore the ideas of social theorists and use those ideas to analyze causes of and response to challenges such as technological change, deviance and global inequalities. Students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change.
    Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian and World Studies


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  • Philosophy: Questions and Theories, Grade 12, University Preparation

    This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply their knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy (the course will cover at least three of the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, aesthetics). Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. They will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy.
    Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian and World Studies

Upper School Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty

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  • Photo of David Calverley

    Dr. David Calverley 

    Subject Head, Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
    416-449-2556 ext 459
  • Photo of Sean DeZilva

    Mr. Sean DeZilva 

    Upper School Faculty
    416-449-2556 ext 445
  • Photo of Alicia Hawryluk

    Ms. Alicia Hawryluk 

    Upper School Faculty
    416-449-2556 ext 438