CPW4U Canadian & World Politics – Grade 12 (University)
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
GRADE: 12 (University)
AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Canadian and World Studies
CPW4U online 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 different levels of government, multinational corporations, and non-governmental organizations, respond to and work to influence domestic and international developments. In CPW4U online, students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate current political policies, issues, and events, and to develop and communicate informed opinions about them.
UNIT ONEPolitical Foundations
- In this unit, students will be exploring the concepts and theories behind the political foundations here in Canada and internationally. Students will examine the structure of governments at home and abroad, as well as many of the theories that relate to our government structures. Students will also look at some of the practical applications of political theory and its relation to government actions, both historically and in a contemporary context. Finally, students will be looking at how things like religion, nationalism, and diplomacy impact the political system of a nation and the world.
UNIT TWOGovernments and Canadian & International Politics
- In this unit, students will explore ideas and concepts related to the interaction between international governments and organizations. Students will explore ideas related to the classifications of nations and economic status; the role of intergovernmental organizations and how they interact with national governments; how treaties and agreements co-exist with national governments; and the role of foreign policy in the international community.
UNIT THREENon-Government Action on Canadian & International Political Issues
- In this unit, students will explore ideas and concepts related to how non-governmental actors, such as NGOs, change makers, political movements, and political organizations, can interact with and have an impact upon international governments. Students will also explore how non-government actions can have an impact on nations around the world.
UNIT FOURRights and Powers in the International Community
- In this unit, students will explore ideas and concepts related to the rights, abilities, and responsibilities that various actors and agents have in international politics. Students will explore the ideas of power in nation-states and examine how non-government actors, especially economic, can play a role in the development, application, and execution of power in international politics. Students will also explore the role that technology, supranational organizations, globalization, and corporations play across the world. Finally, students will look at the concepts of rights and freedoms and how different nations protect the human rights of its citizens.
- This project is one of the final evaluations of CPW4U online. This project will be worth 10% of the final grade.
- This exam is the final evaluation of CPW4U online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours. There are three options for taking the exam:
- WRITE EXAM AT BLYTH ACADEMY CAMPUS: If you live close to a Blyth Academy Campus, or if you attend a Blyth Academy Campus, you can take your exam there. Once inside the exam scheduling interface, please click Login/Create Account. Check for an available time and date at the campus of your choosing. The earliest available date will be open within the next 3-5 business days. You cannot book an exam in more than one campus or multiple times at the same campus. You will receive an automatic confirmation email with next steps and exam information. You can cancel and reschedule anytime using the same link.
- ARRANGE YOUR OWN PROCTOR: If you want to arrange a proctor yourself, you can do that. The proctor will need to be approved by us and will need to supervise the exam at his or her place of work, or at a public place such as a library. Some libraries and study centres offer this service themselves. The proctor must be approved by us and must be a working professional (eg teacher, doctor, businessperson, and must provide a work email address for correspondence (no Gmail, Hotmail, etc.). Please note that the final exam cannot be proctored by a family member or by a tutor for that specific subject. Once inside the exam scheduling interface, please click Login/Create Account. Select Arranging My Own Proctor and proceed to schedule your exam.
- USE EXAMITY PROCTORING SERVICE: For a fee of 22 USD*, students can arrange to take their exam in the comfort of their own home, at any time, on any day. Please select Examity Exam in the exam section of your course to set up your Examity profile and schedule your exam. Exams must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. *Price is subject to change.
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