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    Law & international studies

    A world of possibilities

    The Law & International Studies profile provides students with a firm basis in international relations, politics, law, globalization, history, and the contemporary world, opening the door to a slew of Humanities and language-based CEGEP programs. Students explore the relationships between citizens and their society, with special attention paid to political science and world cultures.

    By covering topics such as social justice, political influence, sustainable development, law, economics, and global studies, students will hone their research methodology and develop oral and written communication skills. Students will gain an understanding of social, humanitarian and global issues, as well as the rights, responsibilities and legal systems that define 21st century life. This profile helps prepare the young leaders of tomorrow to become lawyers, economists, activists, environmentalists, demographers, politicians, historians, teachers, journalists, and more. 

    • Specific classes

      History of the 20th Century
      Modern history basics, from the Russian Revolution to the Cold War and Apartheid, as well as historical research methodology skills. 

      International Issues & Sustainable Development
      Economic, political, and socio-demographic issues facing the world today and the role that sustainable development plays in these issues. 

      Applications in Criminal & Civil Law
      Canadian and Quebec justice system basics and legal processes such as trials, proceedings, and briefs, all studied via mock-trials, debates, and courthouse visits. 

      Questions of Identity: Gender, Race & Class
      Students will cultivate an awareness of their cultural, religious, sexual, legal or territorial identity by studying past, current, and potential disparities. 

      Law & Citizenship
      Canadian and Quebec civics: political systems, democratic process, charters, the Constitution, the structure of Parliament and the National Assembly, and more.

      Journalism & Media Studies
      Journalism basics, such as research, writing, and publishing, differentiating between facts and opinions, gathering unbiased information and critically assessing sources.

    • Targeted careers
      • Lawyer
      • Economist
      • Politician
      • Journalist
    • Skill sets
      • Understanding of rights / Legislation and law
      • Global and local social awareness
      • Historical awareness
      • Critical analysis
      • Awareness of social justice issues
      • Open-mindedness
      • Activism and advocacy
      • Humanitarianism
      • Community involvement and engagement
      • Learning methodology
      • Conflict management
      • Research skills and methodology
      • Mastery of written and oral communication
      • Debating
      • Ethical environmental awareness
    • CEGEP programs
      • Commerce
      • Social Sciences:
        • Psychology
        • Law
        • Social Justice
      • Liberal Arts
      • Arts, Literature & Communication


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    Visit the school during an open house

    Come visit Villa Maria and discover the rich and diversified services we offer our students. You will have the opportunity to visit our classrooms, interactive classroom, science labs, multimedia centre, library, sports facilities and performance halls.

    French Sector :

    Saturday, September 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    English Sector :

    Saturday, September 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


    Take part in our entrance exams

    Your child will be given the following tests: mathematics, composition in English and French, as well as an English or French reading comprenhension test, depending on the sector she/he registered for.

    French Sector :

    Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 to 5)

    Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 only)

    English Sector :

    Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 to 5)

    Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 only)


    Complete your registration

    After being accepted to Villa Maria College, you must send us your registration form and pay the admission fees. Please send us the form and payment according to the instructions outlined in your child’s letter of admission to the school.


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