Canadian and World Studies

World History, Canadian International Law, Canadian and International Politics, World Issues, The Environment and Resource Management
World History since the Fifteenth Century, Grade 12, University Preparation CHY4U
Prerequisite: Any University or University/College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

This course traces major developments and events in world history since approximately 1450. Students will explore social, economic, and political changes, the historical roots of contemporary issues, and the role of conflict and cooperation in global interrelationships. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate key issues and assess societal progress or decline in world history.

Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, University Preparation CLN4U
Prerequisite: Any University or University/College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

This course explores a range of contemporary legal issues and how they are addressed in both Canadian and international law. Students will develop an understanding of the principles of Canadian and international law and of issues related to human rights and freedoms, conflict resolution, and criminal, environmental, and workplace law, both in Canada and internationally. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process, and will develop legal reasoning skills, when investigating these and other issues in both Canadian and international contexts.

Canadian and International Politics, Grade 12, University Preparation CPW4U
Prerequisite: Any University or University/College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

This course explores various perspectives on issues in Canadian and world politics. Students will explore political decision making and ways in which individuals, stakeholder groups and various institutions including governments, multinational corporations, and non-governmental organizations, respond to and work to address domestic and international issues. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate issues, events, and development of national and international political importance, and will develop and communicate informed opinions about them.

World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12, University Preparation CGW4U
Prerequisite: Any University or University/College preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

In this course, students will address the challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. They will explore issues involving a wide range of topics, including economic disparities, threats to the environment, globalization, human rights, and quality of life, and analyse government policies, international agreements, and individual responsibilities relating to them. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including the use of spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues and their impacts on natural and human communities around the world.

The Environment and Resource Management, Grade 12, University/College Preparation CGR4M

Prerequisite: Any University, University/College, or College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
This course investigates interactions between natural and human systems, with a particular emphasis on the impacts of human activity on ecosystems and natural processes. Students will use the geographic inquiry process, apply the concepts of geographic thinking, and employ a variety of spatial skills and technologies to analyse these impacts and propose ways of reducing them. In the course of their investigations, they will assess resources management and sustainability practices, as well as related government policies and international accords. They will also consider questions of individual responsibility and environmental stewardship as they explore ways of developing a more sustainable relationship with the environment.
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