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
Course description: Explore the nature of culture, world cultures, religious and spiritual beliefs, art forms, and philosophy. Learn how cultural identities are acquired, maintained or transformed; and theories used to analyze cultures. Preview Course
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Course fees are partially subsidized for most Ontario residents. The administrative fee covers the cost for us to process your application.
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: Explore the nature of culture, world cultures, religious and spiritual beliefs, art forms, and philosophy. Learn how cultural identities are acquired, maintained or transformed; and theories used to analyze cultures. Preview Course

Course fees are partially subsidized for most Ontario residents. The administrative fee covers the cost for us to process your application.

Interested in taking this course?
  • If you are a student already enrolled in an Ontario High School, please contact your school about taking courses with TVO ILC.
  • If your goal is to earn a high school diploma or if you are a homeschool student, an academic assessment of your application must be done before choosing courses, please visit Apply Now to start your application.

Course Overview

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 Syllabus

This course is designed for independent study. Our courses are routinely reviewed for errors and adherence to AODA accessibility standards. We appreciate your patience as we work towards delivering high-quality digital learning for all.
This course is designed for independent study. Our courses are routinely reviewed for errors and adherence to AODA accessibility standards. We appreciate your patience as we work towards delivering high-quality digital learning for all. To preview the lessons, please visit this page with a computer or tablet.
20 Lessons

1.1   Understanding me

1.2   Cultural construction

1.3   How we create and treat the "other"

1.4   Understanding statistics

1.5   Concepts of culture

2.1   Gender identity and culture

2.2   Adolescence and rites of passage

2.3   Culture and the family dynamic

2.4   The role of seniors

2.5   A culture in transition

3.1   Culture in action

3.2   Music and dance in cultural contexts

3.3   Visual arts in world cultures

3.4   Ritual

3.5   The pursuit of beauty

4.1   Power, privilege, and culture

4.2   Historical policies - Canadian and international

4.3   Current policies - Canadian and international

4.4   Social action projects

4.5   Multiculturalism in modern society



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