HSC4M: World Cultures - Grade 12

Credit Value:


Course Description:

This course examines the nature of culture; how cultural identities are acquired, maintained, and transformed; and theories used to analyse cultures. Students will explore world cultures, with an emphasis on the analysis of religious and spiritual beliefs, art forms, and philosophy. They will study the contributions and influence of a range of cultural groups and will critically analyse issues facing ethnocultural groups within Canada and around the world. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to cultural diversity.


Any University, University/College course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies

Ministry Policy Documents:

The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 to 12: Social Sciences and Humanities (revised, 2013)​

Text Resources:

All resources provided and referenced within the modules are available online

Required Software/Equipment:

At a minimum, students should have access to:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (http://get.adobe.com/reader/)
  • Powerpoint Reader (http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=6)
  • Apache Open Office (https://www.openoffice.org/)