Understanding Canadian Law - CLU3M
ILC Course Code: CLU3M-B
Grade 11, University / College Preparation, 1.0 credit
This course explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in Canada. You will gain an understanding of laws relating to rights and freedoms in Canada; our legal system; and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. You will develop legal reasoning skills and will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process when investigating a range of legal issues and formulating and communicating informed opinions about them.
Online submission of course work is required for this course using Microsoft Word © or OpenOffice Writer.
Unit 1: An introduction to the law and legal principles in Canada
Lesson 1 - What is law?
Lesson 2 - Laws and principles
Unit 2: How to create and change laws in Canada
Lesson 3 - How did law begin?
Lesson 4 - Who creates laws?
Lesson 5 - Why do laws change?
Unit 3: Human rights legislation in Canada
Lesson 6 - Rights and freedoms
Lesson 7 - Human rights legislation in Canada
Lesson 8 - Canada's Constitution
Unit 4: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Lesson 9 - The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Lesson 10 - Protection of rights in the Charter
Unit 5: Criminal law in Canada
Lesson 11 - Criminal law in Canada
Lesson 12 - You are under arrest!
Lesson 13 - The criminal trial process
Lesson 14 - How to defend yourself
Lesson 15 - Criminal sentencing in Canada
Unit 6: Civil law and Tort law in Canada
Lesson 16 - Introduction to Civil law
Lesson 17 - Tort law
Unit 7: Family law, Employment law, and Contract law in Canada
Lesson 18 - Family law
Lesson 19 - Employment law
Lesson 20 - Contract law
This is the English version of the course.
This course is not currently available in French. Please check back often for new course releases.