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Grade 12 Canadian & World Studies Courses

World Issues: A Geographic Analysis: CGW4U1

The Arab Spring, the refugee crisis, global terror, the debt crisis, global recessions, floods, feasts and famine…How did we get here?! Why are we here? Where do we go next? Begin answering these questions and developing your own opinions as we look to the past to explain the present, and in turn, use that knowledge to create a sustainable and equitable future. We will focus on a number of current world and social justice issues; and, study their causes and effects on the growing global village. You will also have the opportunity to develop your analytical, debating, and writing skills which are essential for excelling in university and beyond.
Prerequisite: This course is open to any student who has successfully completed any “U”, “U/M” course in Canadian & World Studies, English or Social Sciences/Humanities.


Canadian & World Politics: CPW4U1

For many people “politics” is a dirty word – not in this course! You will have the opportunity to study the theory of politics and how it operates in the real world. Topics will include foreign relations, war, and conflict resolution. Skills practiced in this course will be an excellent preparation for university. Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences and Humanities

The West and the World: CHY4U1

What inspired Michelangelo to sculpt David? Luther to post his 95 Theses? Britain to execute its Kings? Or, Napoleon’s defeat in Russia? These are only some of the exciting issues explored in this course. Students will have an opportunity to examine many of the issues that have helped shaped the modern world. All assignments include skills suitable for university.
Prerequisite: Any University or College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences and Humanities

Analyzing Current Economic Issues: CIA4U1

They say the best things in life are free, but there’s no such thing as a free lunch! What?! Begin to understand the paradoxes of these two statements as you learn about and apply economic models and concepts. Learn to interpret economic information, and market dynamics and how they might affect you. Complete and participate in assignments the will develop your economic inquiry and communication skills. Prerequisite: Any University or University/College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Science and Humanities

Canadian & International Law: CLN4U1
Do you know your constitutional rights? Are you interested in law as a future career? Students will learn how to investigate and explore legal concepts and issues, debate current events, and practice their legal knowledge/skills in a classroom mock trial. Students will have the opportunity to visit Ontario’s Superior Court and work with real defense and crown attorneys in preparation for their mock trial case.
Prerequisite: Any University or University/College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Science and Humanities.
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