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​​​​​​​​Global Studies

Mr. E. Tunney (Head)​


Indigenous Studies

​Ms. S. Currie

Business Studies

Mr. M. Whyte

Canadian and World Studies

Ms. K. Dertinger

Ms. C. LaRoche​

Mr. J. Madruga

Mr. M. Pilgrim

Mr. S. Silvestro​

Ms. K. Willis

Social Science and Humanities

Ms. P. Ahmed

Ms. C. LaRoche

Ms. C. Thresher

Department Website

 Erindale Global Studies ​​

Department Focus


Global Studies offers Indigenous StudiesBusiness StudiesCanadian & World Studies and the Social Sciences programs, respectively.  In studying these subjects, students learn how people interact with and within their social and physical environments today, and how they did so in the past.  Students also develop the knowledge and values they need to become responsible, active, informed, and inclusive Canadian citizens in the twenty-first century.  In addition, students acquire 21st Century Skills such as creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, citizenship, and character education, which in turn they apply to other secondary school subjects, in their future studies, and in today's rapidly changing world.


Courses in Indigenous Studies provide students with an awareness and understanding of the histories, cultures, worldviews, and contributions of aboriginal peoples in Canada to help them better engage with aboriginal issues discussed at local, national and global levels.


Courses in Business Studies examine the multifaceted functions and operations of businesses, from small businesses to multinational enterprises. A strong sense of business fundamentals is established for those interested in further study and training in specialized areas such as management, international business, marketing, accounting, information and communication technology, or entrepreneurship. It also provides practical skills for those who wish to move directly into the workplace.


Courses in Canadian & World Studies contribute significantly to students' understanding of Canada's heritage and its physical, social, cultural, governmental, legal, and economic structures and relationships.  While courses in the Social Sciences focus on how individuals influence and are influenced by families, communities, cultures, institutions, and societies, and by ideas, norms, and values.   


Department Courses


Grade 9

Introduction to Information Technology in Business   BTT 1O0/1OL

Issues in Canadian Geography - Destreamed  CGC 1O0
Issues in Canadian Geography – Pre-IB  CGC 108

Issues in Canadian Geography - ELL CGC 1DL



Grade 10

Introduction to Business  BBI 2O0

Canadian History Since World War I - Academic  CHC 2D0

Canadian History Since World Wat I - pre IB  CHC 2D8

Canadian History Since World War I - Applied  CHC 2P0 

Canadian History Since World War I - ELL  CHC 2DL

Civics and Citizenship - Open  CHV 2O0 

Civics and Citizenship - ELL    CHV 2OL

   ELL = English Language Learner


Grade 11

Introduction to Financial Accounting   BAF 3M0

Introduction to Marketing    BMI 3C0 

Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective  CGG 3O0

Understanding Canadian Law   CLU 3M0 

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology - College    HSP 3C0

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology - University  HSP 3U0 

Current Aboriginal Issues in Canada    NDA 3M0



Grade 12

Principles of Financial Accounting  BAT 4M0 

Organizational Behavior and Human Resources  BOH 4M0 

International Business Fundamentals  BBB 4M0

World Issues: A Geographic Analysis CGW 4U0 

World Issues: A Geographic Analysis CGW 4C0 

Canadian and International Law CLN 4U0 

Legal Studies   CLN 4C0 

Challenge & Change in Society  HSB 4U0

Issues of Indigenous People in a Global Context  NDW 4M0



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