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WC History Department

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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 and Citizenship course. In Grades 11 and 12 students can choose to continue their studies in History and the Humanities with our Ancient Civilizations, Gender Studies, Equity, and Philosophy courses. For more information please click on the links below.

Required Courses:

Canadian History Since World War 1, CHC2D

Civics and Citizenship,​ CHV2O

Curriculum Document

Elective Courses:

Grade 11: 

Gender Studies, HSG3M

World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century, CHW3M 

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Socioloy​, HSP3U/3C

Grade 12:

Philosophy, HZT4U

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 success: 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 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, World History to the End of the 15th Century, Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology, Philosophy, or Equity and Social Justice for your timetable next year?


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