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Course Description for CGW4U Grade 12 Canadian and World Issues Online Course

CGW4U examines the global challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future, focusing on current issues that illustrate these challenges. Students will investigate a range of topics, including cultural, economic and geopolitical relationships, regional disparities in the ability to meet basic human needs, and protection of the natural environment. Students will use geo-technologies and skills of geographic inquiry and analysis to develop and communicate balanced opinions about the complex issues facing Canada and a world that is interdependent and constantly changing. 

Summary of Units and Timelines for Grade 12 Canadian and World Issues CGW4U

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 CGW4U course profile.

Unit Order

Unit Name

Suggested Time

Unit 1

Studying Issues: Ways of Seeing

20 hours

Unit 2

Geopolitics: Patterns of Power

20 hours


Mid Semester Point

Unit 3

Demographics: Challenge and Change

20 hours

Unit 4

Interdependence: Environment and Economy

20 hours

Unit 5


20 hours


Independent Study Unit

10 hours



Total: 110 hours

Grade 12 Canadian and World Issues-CGW4U

  • Courses are not refundable. You may change your course within 7 days of purchase with no extra charge.

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