Social Science

Opportunities to learn about what it means to be a responsible, active citizen in the community.

Social Science

The Social Science department includes Canadian and World Studies (Geography, History, Civics, Law) as well as  Social Science and Humanities (Sociology/Psychology/Anthropology, Family Studies).   

 The Canadian and world studies program offers compulsory courses in geography, history, and civics (politics) in Grades 9 and 10.  The Grade 9 and 10 Canadian and world studies program has been designed to ensure continuity with Grade 7 and 8 history and geography. Likewise, these courses provide a strong foundation for further study, not only in geography, history, and politics but also in economics and law, the other subjects in the Grade 11 and 12 Canadian and world studies program. As students move onto grade 11 and 12, the Social Science and Humanities program offers optional courses that systematically explore the ways in which individuals influence and are influenced by families, communities, cultures, institutions, and societies.


Frequently Asked Questions

What compulsory social science courses do I need to take to graduate?

Grade 9 – 1 credit in Canadian Geography (STEM, Academic, or Applied levels)
Grade 10 – 1 credit in Canadian History and 0.5 Credit in Civics
Grade 11/12  – 1 additional credit option in Native Studies, Social Science and the Humanities, or Canadian and World Studies

What is the difference between STEM and regular Geography?

Courses in the STEM program place a greater emphasis on bridging in-school and out-of-school learning opportunities with many hands-on and inquiry based activities. STEM encourages creativity, critical analysis, teamwork, and initiative with the use of ArcGIS, digital mapping/graphing and problem solving.

What course options are available to take in Social Science at Villanova?

Canadian and International Law

Canadian and American History

Travel & Tourism

World Issues


Introduction to Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology

Sociology: Challenge and Change

Family Studies / Raising Healthy Children

First Nation, Metis and Inuit Studies

Do you take any field trips?

Under normal circumstances, there have been multiple  opportunities to take a variety of field trips. Typically there is a large annual trip scheduled  to New York in grade 11 (Travel & Tourism class). In the past, we have also given the opportunity to our Grade 10’s to  visit and explore Ottawa and Toronto..  Smaller day trips in our community are more common, including Pointe Pelee, River Canard, tree planting, apple picking, and the Hillman Marsh.

What careers can I pursue from taking Social Science?

Careers in Social Science

Police Officer, Journalist, Therapist, Criminologist, Lawyer, Police Officer, Teacher, Researcher, Historian, Judge, Counsellor, Politics, Legal Aid Worker, Archeologist, RCMP Officer, Probation Officer, Advertising Economist, Public Relations, Psychologist, Childcare Worker, Social Worker, Community Organizer, Anthropologist, Human Resources, Child & Youth Worker, Government Public Relations,  Mediator, Civil Service, Mental Health Roles, Immigration Officer, Customs and Border Service

… and SO many more possibilities to consider when you study Social Science. 

These courses can stand alone or compliment any other program of study.


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about any of our programs or questions you may have.

2800 North Townline Rd LaSalle ON, Canada N9H 0K3

(519) 734-6444

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