The minimum requirements for a student to attain an Alberta high school diploma include Social Studies 30 level (30-2, 30-1 or French Social Studies 30-1).
A hybrid of the Aboriginal Studies 10 and 20. Students will study the traditions, history, policies, legislation, conflict and cultural change of Aboriginal peoples in Alberta and Canada. Aboriginal Studies 30 will be offered in 2024-25.
Students explore the origin of globalization and its economic, social and political impacts.
This course covers the same concepts as Social 10-1 creating enhanced learning opportunities while working through the curriculum with expanded historical and ideological examples.
Almost all work is completed during class time. Students explore globalization and its effects on lands and peoples.
Students explore nationalism, present and historic, in Canada and the world. Emphasis is on regional, international and global relations.
In this year long course students explore the development and effect of political, economic and cultural events in Europe from 1450 to present day. Students write the Advanced Placement European History exam in May in Grade 11. For more information visit our Advanced Placement page.
Almost all work is completed during class time. Students explore the origins of nationalism and its impact on people and communities.
The complexities of ideologies and political and economic systems are analyzed. Students learn about the roles and responsibilities of citizenship.
Almost all work is completed during class time. Students analyze competing ideologies along with political and economic systems.
The following are examples of post-secondary programs that require Social Studies 30-2:
- Travel and Tourism
- Bachelor of Engineering*
- Bachelor of Science*
The following are examples of post-secondary programs that require Social Studies 30-1:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Education
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Bachelor of Fine Arts
- Bachelor of Science*
* Exceptions based on the other courses a student has successfully completed.
Note: always check information with the post-secondary institution and the program of your choice. Pre-requisites vary by institution, and institutions occasionally review and change entrance requirements.