CLU3M Understanding Canadian Law – Grade 11 (University/College)
PREREQUISITE: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
GRADE: 11 (University/College)
AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Canadian and World Studies
CLU3M online explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in Canada. Students will gain an understanding of rights and freedoms in Canada, our legal system, and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. In CLU3M online, students will use case studies and apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal inquiry process to develop legal reasoning skills and to formulate and communicate informed interpretations of legal issues, and they will develop the ability to advocate for new laws.
UNIT ONELegal Heritage
- In this unit, students will develop an understanding of what law is and why societies have laws. An examination of the historical roots of Canadian law assists students to develop an understanding of the Canadian legal system. Students will examine the role of government, its agencies, and the courts in making, changing, or interpreting the law. Throughout the unit, students will incorporate many of the methods of legal inquiry.
UNIT TWOCriminal Law
- In this unit, students are introduced to the main concepts of criminal law in Canada. Students will first examine specific terms that govern both the existence and classification of crime. They will then apply some of those understandings to the study of youth crime and how Canadian society deals with this issue. Students will look at the investigation of crime and the role of police in investigation and arrest. An examination of the courts and trial process gives students a deeper understanding of the adversarial system and the roles of various officials and citizens in the court. Students will look at the decision-making process involved in sentencing criminals to prison, and the rights of victims in these situations.
UNIT THREECivil and Contract Law
- In this unit, students will study the structure of the Canadian private law system. The unit is divided into four areas of concentration. The sub-topics within the unit are organized in a manner that builds upon the understanding of the differences between criminal and civil law, which leads to an examination of how the processes, legal institutions, and methods involved in bringing a civil dispute to trial operate. This leads to an examination of how the law applies to family matters. Finally, students will analyze the role of law as it applies to contractual obligations, torts, and claims for compensation for personal loss. Students will continue to expand their skills of legal inquiry in this unit. This unit offers students an excellent opportunity to further develop research skills in the analysis and interpretation of data related to private and civil law.
UNIT FOURFamily Law
- In this unit, students will examine family law in Canada and Ontario. The unit looks at the entire process of family law: common law relationships, marriages, marital breakdown, and the concerns of children within the family unit. Students will also further develop their understanding of the differences between public and private law; they will also see how family law and straddle both public and private law, especially when it comes to issues surrounding children. Students will analyze how to apply various laws and pieces of legislation to specific situations and see how different organizations operate within the sphere of family law. This unit offers students an opportunity to further develop their research, communication and presentation skills.
FINAL EXAMProctored Exam
- This exam is the final evaluation of CLU3M online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours. There are two options for taking the exam:
- WRITE EXAM AT BLYTH ACADEMY CAMPUS: If you live close to a Blyth Academy Campus, or if you attend a Blyth Academy Campus, you can take your exam there. Once inside the exam scheduling interface, please click Login/Create Account. Check for an available time and date at the campus of your choosing. The earliest available date will be open within the next 3-5 business days. You cannot book an exam in more than one campus or multiple times at the same campus. You will receive an automatic confirmation email with next steps and exam information. You can cancel and reschedule anytime using the same link.
- USE EXAMITY PROCTORING SERVICE: For a fee of 22 USD*, students can arrange to take their exam in the comfort of their own home, at any time, on any day. Please select Examity Exam in the exam section of your course to set up your Examity profile and schedule your exam. Exams must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. *Price is subject to change.
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.