SOCIAL SCIENCE PROGRAM
Bilingual DCS

Law, Society and Justice Profile

300.A0

This program prepares students for university studies in the humanities, law or social sciences. In addition to providing a well-rounded general education, the Law, Society and Justice profile includes the introductory biology course required to study psychology as well as the advanced course in quantitative methods.

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Average required

An overall average of at least 70% is required. The overall average is the weighted average of the Ministry results for secondary 4 and the most recently available secondary 5 report card.

Any student not meeting these requirements may send a letter to the Director of Studies requesting an exception.

Prerequisite courses

  • None

Target university programs

The Law, Society and Justice profile teaches the necessary skills and includes the courses required to enter a university program in the following fields:

  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Arts and Film
  • Communication Sciences and Public Relations
  • Counselling
  • Criminology
  • Economic Sciences
  • Education
  • French Studies and Languages
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Law
  • Learning Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychology
  • Recreation Studies
  • Religion
  • Security and Police Studies
  • Sexology
  • Social Service
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Translation

LIST OF COURSES

  • First term: Fall 2017

    Course
    Writing and Literature
    601-101-MQ This course takes students on an exciting literary voyage through time and genres: from 17th-century France to Cameroonian literature, students develop an appreciation of the rich literary heritage of plays and novels across the French-speaking world. The course also familiarizes students with literary analysis as they learn to identify a work’s themes and stylistic procedures and then organize their ideas into a coherent and well-written text.
    Philosophy and Rationality
    340-101-MQ This course introduces students to the philosophical approach that arose following the birth of Western rationality and to the importance of critical thinking in the emergence of autonomy. Lectures, active learning, team assignments, practical writing exercises, quizzes, plenary discussions, debates and videos all serve to bring to light the sociohistorical heritage of Greece and the principles of rational argument. Towards the end of the course, students write an essay exploring a philosophical issue in greater depth.
    Physical Activity and Health
    109-101-MQ
    More to come
    English, Second Language
    604-10X-MQ
    More to come
    Introduction to the History of Western Civilization
    330-910-RE This course traces the major steps in the development of our civilization from prehistory to the present time in order to help students understand who we are and where we came from. They learn to identify the main religious, political, economic, scientific and artistic influences that have shaped the society in which we live. Students are introduced to the historical method and to the popularization of history through visits to museum exhibitions.
    Advanced Quantitative Methods*
    201-302-RE This course introduces students to fundamental concepts and basic techniques of quantitative methods specifically applied to social science. By the end of the course, they are able to use statistical tools, including computerized tools such as the spreadsheet, and interpret the results. The ultimate goal is to equip them to critically read and interpret texts pertaining to quantitative methods.
    Introduction to Economics*
    383-920-RE This course introduces students to basic concepts in micro- and macroeconomics. Using current events, history and politics as reference points, students are invited to develop their knowledge of economics in order to better understand the world around us. They learn about the tenets of modern economics, especially concerning the place of markets, currency and trade, as well as the role of government.
  • Second term: Winter 2018

    Course
    Literature and the Imagination
    601-102-MQ This, the second general course in French, takes students on a literary voyage through time and genres: from Romanticism to Postmodernism, students discover the rich literary heritage of French novels and poetry. They also learn to write an explanatory essay of 800 words in order to place a literary text in its cultural and sociohistorical context.
    Human Beings
    340-102-MQ This course poses the great philosophical question raised by anthropology: given the diversity of our experience and nature, what exactly are humans? Students compare, react to and criticize some of the most important responses to this question proposed by the Western tradition. The course therefore looks at the issue of human status, what makes our species different from other creatures, freedom, and the place and preponderant influence of human society.
    Physical Activity and Efficiency
    109-102-MQ
    More to come
    English Related to the Student’s Field of Study
    604-PUX-SA
    More to come
    Complementary Course
    xxx-xxx-xx
    More to come
    Practical Initiation to Methodology in the Social Sciences*
    300-300-RE This course helps students develop research skills and improve their ability to communicate the results orally and in writing. They are required to integrate concepts learned during their CEGEP studies (history, law, administration, political science, sociology, psychology, quantitative methods, etc.) in developing a well-structured and comprehensive research project.
    Human Biology or International Economics*
    101-901-RE or 383-005-SA Human Biology 101-901-RE
    This course helps students develop an integrated perspective on human beings and how they function. It begins with a general look at the body’s organization and structure, the function of cells and types of cell division, and the mechanisms involved in human reproduction. The second part of the course applies this knowledge to studying and understanding the mechanisms of heredity and the role of the nervous and endocrine systems in controlling the body.

    International Economics in Society 383-005-SA
    More to come
    Introduction to Political Sciences*
    385-001-SA This course teaches students to analyze key historical events and trends in the development of the current political society. Politics is part of daily life, and this course enables students to better understand what the term actually means. They are also encouraged to debate political issues and become active citizens.
    Law and Society
    300-003-SA This course familiarizes students with our legal system (civil and common law) and the fundamental legal tools available to lawyers (Civil Code of Québec, Criminal Code, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, etc.). From civil liability to constitutional law, from family law to contractual obligations, students learn about various legal fields that have a direct impact on society. They also participate in a simulated trial and delve into the civil trial process.
  • Third term: Fall 2018

    Course
    Québec Literature
    601-103-MQ This, the third and final general course in French literature, takes students on an exciting literary voyage through time and genres: from the Quiet Revolution to the present time, students look at novels, plays, poetry, essays and songs. Students are introduced to the rich literary heritage of Québec and learn about the historical, social and cultural context that shaped it.
    Contemporary Ethical Issues
    340-300-SA This course invites students to reflect on current ethical, moral and political issues. The main theoretical currents underlying ethics are presented in a workshop-discussion format, while techniques for optimizing discussion and creativity in problem solving are also introduced. In the last part of the course, students write an in-depth essay exploring a contemporary ethical question related as closely as possible to their end-of-studies project.
    Complementary Course*
    xxx-xxx-xx
    More to come
    Physical Activity and Autonomy
    109-103-MQ
    More to come
    Current History
    ICI 330-002-SA This course surveys world history from 1850 to the present day in order to introduce students to the main currents of thought that have marked our era. The course also includes thematic visits, lectures by witnesses to important events in modern history and an analysis of current geopolitical conflicts. Finally, issues key to understanding the present, such as China’s economic ascension and political crises in the Middle East, are demystified.
    Introduction to Sociology*
    387-001-RE This course familiarizes students with basic concepts and the leading schools of thought in sociology. These theoretical notions are then applied to studying major issues characterizing societies in the 21st century. Through discussions and debates, students examine a variety of social questions and issues—from new realities in the workplace to major social movements marking our time—in order to better understand the world in which we live.
    Introduction to Psychology*
    350-102-SA4 This course introduces students to the determining factors in behaviour and mental processes. Subjects covered included the structure and function of the different regions of the brain, the study of emotion, and research into mental diseases and their causes. Case studies, discussion, video capsules and scientific articles are used to help students understand the concepts presented.
    Project Management*
    300-001-SA This course fosters the development of abilities students need to organize their end-of-studies project by applying the project management process: analyzing the student’s interests, identifying a relevant project, conducting a feasibility study, and planning the steps to carry out the project. Students are required to set objectives, draw up a timetable and determine the resources required to complete their end-of-studies project.
  • Fourth term: Winter 2019

    Course
    Communication and the Media
    601-300-SA This course exposes students to various forms of expression in French, both oral and written, used by different media (the press, radio, film, television and new media). They are encouraged to approach the content of articles and programs from a critical perspective and are also introduced to marketing and advertising. Finally, they produce original content and experience being part of various types of production team.
    Social and Environmental Psychology*
    350-002-SA This course examines the social and physical interrelationship between the individual and his or her environment. By analyzing films and participating in discussions and roleplaying, students come to better understand the nature of discrimination, despair and stereotypes. They are also invited to keep a journal in order to recognize the implications of these concepts in their own lives.
    Social Change and Social Challenges*
    387-002-SA This course takes an in-depth look at leading sociological concepts and analyzes issues pertaining to social change. The goal is to help students better understand social change, past, present and future. They analyze factors that drive society towards major upheaval and study the ensuing repercussions. The course examines the main challenges facing contemporary society, including major environmental and human rights issues, and their role in social mobilization.
    Citizenship and Globalization*
    385-003-SA This course examines the impact of globalization on human society. Subjects covered include the link between globalization and technology and the relationship between progress and the economy. The first part of the course concentrates on studying and analyzing theories of globalization. The second part employs a participatory approach to help students understand and identify the role of globalization in events that have had a significant impact in the 21st century: the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Arab Spring, the election of the first African-American president of the United States and the Islamic caliphate.
    Social Science Integration Project (end-of-studies project)*
    300-301-SA This course involves preparing for and carrying out the end-of-studies project. The end-of-studies project at Collège international Sainte-Anne marks the culmination of the DSC program. It serves as a bridge between CEGEP studies and the next step in the student’s life. The project provides students an opportunity to improve their communication skills and to integrate and apply their knowledge in a concrete situation. CiSA opens doors around the world: Australia, China, Costa Rica, Senegal and many other countries.
  • *For information purposes only; the course may be given in English.

  • Some of the Block 2 and 3 physical education courses may be given outside the regular schedule on a semi-intensive or intensive basis during the winter and fall term.