High School Block:


Humanities courses prepare learners to be active and informed citizens. They are designed to engage learners with principles of democracy such as freedom, equality, human dignity, justice, rule of law, human rights, and civic responsibilities. They provide opportunities to examine multiple worldviews, experiences, and approaches to engage with historical and contemporary issues and dilemmas. In humanities courses, learners examine issues involving individuals, societies, their environments, and the interrelationships between human and natural systems. They prepare learners to question and respond to these issues critically and creatively. Components of a humanities course include building capacity to work with disciplinary skills, concepts, tools and methods in civics, geography, history, economics, Indigenous worldviews and perspectives, law, politics, and sociology.

Courses and Cluster Options

Required: 8 credit hours from the Humanities

Compulsory: Civics (4CrH)

4 credit hours from one of the following designated History courses: Ancient and Medieval History 111/2/3, Canadian History 121/2/3, Indigenous Studies 120, Modern History 111/2/3, World Issues 120

Notes: For newcomers who arrived in New Brunswick at age 14+, and have ELL proficiency of CEFR A1-B1: Canadian Identities 9 may be 4 credit hours.

Optional Humanities Courses for Core Cluster Requirement choice from the designated history course list: Canadian Geography 120, Economics 120, Law 120, Political Science 120, Sociology 120, and approved AP/IB Humanities Courses