Social Studies Courses – Summer School

Summer School Academic Social Studies courses

Build a strong path for academic success with Metro Continuing Education. With Metro’s summer school Social Studies courses, you can complete a 5-credit course in four weeks!

Courses offered

2018 Schedule times

July 3 - 27

  • Mon - Fri (19 classes)
  • Morning
  • 5 Credits

June 18 - July 26

  • Mon - Thu (23 classes)
  • Evening 6:00 - 9:44pm
  • 5 Credits
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FREE TUITION for Students under 20 years old on September 1, 2017 (plus applicable fees)
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Open / Closed sites as noted below.

  • Open Site – Open to ALL students
  • Closed Site – Only students registered at the school for 2018/19 or the current school year may attend
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Course details

Social Studies 10-2

Living in a Globalizing World - Students will examine historical aspects of globalization as well as the effects of globalization on lands, cultures, human rights and quality of life. Students will explore the relationships among globalization, citizenship and identity. The infusion of multiple perspectives will allow students to examine the effects of globalization on peoples in Canada and other locations, including the impact on Aboriginal and Francophone communities. Students will develop skills to respond to issues emerging in an increasingly globalized world.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
  • Victoria School of the Arts
Closed Site(s)
(only students registered at that school can attend)
  • W.P. Wagner

Prerequisite: Social Studies 9 (50%).

Credits: 5

Social Studies 20-2

Understandings of Nationalism - Students will examine historical and contemporary understandings of nationalism in Canada and the world. They will explore the origins of nationalism as well as the impacts of nationalism on individuals and communities in Canada and other locations. Examples of nationalism, ultranationalism, supranationalism and internationalism will be examined from multiple perspectives. Students will develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues related to nationalism.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
  • J. Percy Page
  • Queen Elizabeth
Closed Site(s)
(only students registered at that school can attend)
  • Jasper Place
  • M.E. LaZerte / Eastglen
  • Centre High
  • W.P. Wagner
  • Ross Sheppard

Prerequisite: Social Studies 10-2, Social Studies 10-1, Social 13 or Social 10 (50%)

Credits: 5

Social Studies 30-2

Understandings of 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.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • McNally
  • Jasper Place
  • M.E. LaZerte / Eastglen
  • W.P. Wagner

Prerequisite: Social Studies 20-2, Social Studies 20-1, Social Studies 23 or Social Studies 20 (50%)

Credits: 5

Students must write a provincial diploma examination. Click here for details.

Social Studies 10-1

Students will explore multiple perspectives on the origins of globalization and the local, national and international impacts of globalization on lands, cultures, economies, human rights and quality of life. Students will examine the relationships among globalization, citizenship and identity to enhance skills for citizenship in a globalizing world. The infusion of multiple perspectives will allow students to examine the effects of globalization on peoples in Canada and throughout the world, including the impact on Aboriginal and Francophone communities.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
  • Victoria School of the Arts
Closed Site(s)
(only students registered at that school can attend)
  • W.P. Wagner

Prerequisite: Social Studies 9 (60%+ recommended)

Credits: 5

Social Studies 20-1

Students will explore the complexities of nationalism in Canadian and international contexts. They will study the origins of nationalism and the influence of nationalism on regional, international and global relations. The infusion of multiple perspectives will allow students to develop understandings of nationalism and how nationalism contributes to the citizenship and identities of peoples in Canada.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
  • J. Percy Page
  • Queen Elizabeth
Closed Site(s)
(only students registered at that school can attend)
  • Jasper Place
  • M.E. LaZerte / Eastglen
  • Centre High
  • Strathcona / Old Scona
  • W.P. Wagner
  • Ross Sheppard

Prerequisite: Social Studies 10-1 (50%)

Credits: 5

Social Studies 30-1

Understandings of 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.

Open Site(s)
  • Harry Ainlay / Lillian Osborne
  • J. Percy Page
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • McNally
  • Jasper Place
  • M.E. LaZerte / Eastglen
  • Metro Avonmore
  • W.P. Wagner

Prerequisite: Social Studies 20-1 or Social Studies 20 (50%)

Credits: 5

Students must write a provincial diploma examination. Click here for details.

Aboriginal Studies 30

Aboriginal Studies 30 is a provincial course suitable for all students in Alberta schools. Students will gain a greater understanding of the current issues facing Aboriginal peoples worldwide. Aboriginal Studies 30 enables students to demonstrate an understanding of the issues of Aboriginal rights and self-government, Aboriginal land claims, Aboriginal peoples in Canadian society and Aboriginal world issues. The four themes in Aboriginal Studies 30 are: Aboriginal Rights and Self-government; Aboriginal Land Claims; Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian Society and Aboriginal World Issues.

Open Site(s)
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Centre High

Prerequisite: Completed Grade 9 Social Studies.

Credits: 5

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Prerequisites

Please review the prerequisite requirements before registering for your summer school course. Students who register without the prerequisite(s) must withdraw from the course and the $40 non-refundable program fee will be withheld.

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