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History Department

Understanding the past and the present to make an impact on the future

The History Department at Woodbridge College encourages students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to become responsible and active citizens in both in local and global communities. In Grade 10 students are required to complete the Canadian History Course and the Civics course. In grades 11 and 12 students can choose to continue their studies in History and the Humanities with our Equity, Philosophy and First Nations, Metis and Inuit studies courses. For more information please click on the links below.

Required Courses:

Canadian History Since World War 1, CHC2D


Curriculum Document

Civics and Citizenship, CHV2O


Curriculum Document

Elective Courses:

Gender Studies, HSG3M

Contemporary First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Issues, NDA3M

Philosophy, HZT4U

Equity and Social Jusice, HSE4M

Consider this reality: WC teachers are educating students for jobs and careers that don’t even exist yet. What better way can there be to acquire the skills necessary for succeeding in the twenty-first century -- critical thinking, problem-solving, careful reading, energetic researching, analytical writing, and effective communicating -- than to choose history and social studies courses in which all of these skills are emphasized?

History and social studies graduates gain so many transferable skills that employers in business, politics, finance and law are often keen to recruit them.

Consider these types of careers held by History graduates:

  • political leaders
  • researcher
  • policy advisor
  • manager
  • research analyst
  • editor
  • lawyer
  • marketing officer
  • planner
  • policy analyst
  • records manager
  • information officer
  • sales representative
  • insurance agent
  • lobbyist
  • banker.

History graduates possess high levels of literacy and critical thinking abilities, so are often suited to careers in communications, particularly advertising, marketing and PR as well as journalism with newspapers or as broadcast journalists.

WC history and social studies courses will help students develop critical and creative tthinking skills and exercise their brains with thought-provoking concepts and ideas that will serve as a solid foundation for life as a global citizen in the modern age.

Why not consider Gender Studies, Contemporary First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Issues and Perspectives, Philosophy, or Equity and Social Justice for your timetable next year?


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