BEL 301 Social Studies further builds on the aim of promoting a sense of belonging and acceptance in students as they engage in active and responsible citizenship. It introduces students to the concept of worldviews, from the personal to historical to national. There is a focus on critical thinking about Canadian and western worldviews using the historical perspectives of Ancient Greece/Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Students will explore Canada's evolving worldview through Canadian history. A First Nations and ethnic-specific focus is woven throughout the course to illustrate diversity and to achieve an understanding and awareness of a variety of perspectives.