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Course name: World Cultures Course code: (HSC4M)

Grade: 12
Credits:1.0
Type: University / College Preparation
Language of Study: English
Prerequisites: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies
HSC4M World Cultures Grade 12 online course
Course description: This course examines the nature of culture; how cultural identities are acquired, maintained, and transformed; and theories used to analyze cultures. You will explore world cultures, with an emphasis on the analysis of religious and spiritual beliefs, art forms, and philosophy. You will study the contributions and influence of a range of cultural groups and will critically analyze issues facing ethnocultural groups within Canada and around the world. You will also develop and apply research skills and design and implement a social action initiative relating to cultural diversity.
Grade: 12
Credits:1.0
Type: University / College Preparation
Language of Study: English
Prerequisites: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies
Course description: This course examines the nature of culture; how cultural identities are acquired, maintained, and transformed; and theories used to analyze cultures. You will explore world cultures, with an emphasis on the analysis of religious and spiritual beliefs, art forms, and philosophy. You will study the contributions and influence of a range of cultural groups and will critically analyze issues facing ethnocultural groups within Canada and around the world. You will also develop and apply research skills and design and implement a social action initiative relating to cultural diversity.

Course Lessons

This course is designed for independent study.
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20 Lessons

5 Lessons

1.1   Understanding me

1.2   Cultural construction

1.3   How we create and treat the other

1.4   Lies, damned lies, and statistics

1.5   Concepts of culture

5 Lessons

2.1   What’s your story? Weave me a yarn

2.2   Adolescence and rites of passage

2.3   Families: Gotta love ’em!

2.4   The elders and life transitions

2.5   A culture in transition

5 Lessons

3.1   The celebration of life

3.2   Song and dance in cultural contexts

3.3   Visual art

3.4   Ritual

3.5   The pursuit of beauty

5 Lessons

4.1   What’s next? Changing culture in a globalized world

4.2   Historical policies in Canada and internationally

4.3   Current policies in Canada and internationally

4.4   Multiculturalism in modern society

4.5   Designing a social action project