Course Description


Course Title: Genocide: Historical and Contemporary Implications
Course Code: CHG381
Course Type: Grade 11, Locally Developed Mixed Courses
Subject Area: Canadian and World Studies
Program Differentiation: Regular One Credit course
This course investigates examples of genocide in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including the Holocaust, Armenia, and Rwanda. Students will investigate the terms genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes and explore them through the lens of historical analysis. Students will examine identity formation and how "in groups" and "out groups" are created, including an analysis of how bias, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination impact on various groups. Throughout the course, students will gain an understanding of the role of perpetrator, victim, bystander, rescuer, opportunist, and resister. As the course unfolds students will be challenged to draw appropriate connections between the history of genocide and Canadian history. Note: This is a Ministry approved locally developed optional credit course.
Prerequisites: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic or Applied