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Grade 12 Courses 402
Grade 12 Courses
*NEW FOR FALL 2016* HSE4M​ Equity and Social Justice: From Theory to Practice  (University/College Preparation)  
This course enables students to develop an understanding of the theoretical, social, and historical underpinnings of various equity and social justice issues and to analyse strategies for bringing about positive social change. Students will learn about historical and contemporary equity and social justice issues in Canada and globally. They will explore power relations and the impact of a variety of factors on equity and social justice. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to an equity or social justice issue. 

Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

CPW 4U1 Canadian and International Politics, 
(University Preparation) 
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 developments of national and international political importance, and to develop and communicate informed opinions about them. 

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

CHY4U1 World History since the Fifteenth Century
(University Preparation)
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 ideas and assess societal progress or decline in world history. 

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

CHY4C1 World History since the Fifteenth Century
(College Preparation)  
This course explores key developments and events in world history since approximately 1450, with a focus on interactions within and between various regions. Students will examine social, economic, and political developments and how they have affected different peoples. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key turning points in world history and historical forces that have shaped our world. 

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.


HZT4U​1 Philosophy: Questions and Theories
(University Preparation)
This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply their knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy (the course will cover at least three of the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, aesthetics).∗ Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. They will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy. 

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies 



 
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