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Course Description for CPW4U Grade 12 Canadian and International Politics Online Course

Canadian and International Politics (CPW4U) 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 developments of national and international political importance, and to develop and communicate informed opinions about them.

Summary of Units and Timelines for Grade 12 Canadian and International Politics CPW4U

Below is the suggested sequence of course unit delivery as well as the recommended number of hours to complete the respective unit. For complete details of targeted expectations within each unit and activity, please see each Unit Overview found in the CPW4U course profile.

Unit OrderUnit NameSuggested Time
Unit 1Introduction to Politics25 hours
Unit 2Government and the Political Process25 hours
Unit 3Canada and the International Political System25 hours
Unit 4Issues and Answers: National and International Politics in Practice25 hours
Unit 5Independent Study Project
ISU Research Report (ongoing)
10 hours
Total110 Hours

Canadian and International Politics

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