Course Title: World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12, University Preparation
Course Code: CGW4U
Grade: 12
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
Department: Canadian and World Studies

Course Description

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 will 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.

Course Outline
  • CGW4U Unit 1 Overview
  • Accessibility to CGW4U Unit 1 Assignment
  • U1L1 Natural Resources in a Region (Part 1) (B1.1)
  • U1L2 Natural Resources in a Region (Part 2) (B1.1)
  • U1L3 Natural Resources in a Region (Part 3) (B1.1)
  • U1L4 Disparities in Quality of Resources (Part 1) (B1.2)
  • U1L5 Disparities in Quality of Resources (Part 2) (B1.2)
  • U1L6 Ethical Issues Related to Natural Resources (Part 1) (A1.1, B1.3)
  • U1L7 Ethical Issues Related to Natural Resources (Part 2) (A1.1, B1.3)
  • U1L8 Ethical Issues Related to Natural Resources (Part 3) (A1.1, B1.3)
  • U1L9 Global Population Distribution, Density, and Quality of Life (Part 1) (A1.2, B2.1)
  • U1L10 Global Population Distribution, Density, and Quality of Life (Part 2) (A1.2, B2.1)
  • U1L11 Global Population Distribution, Density, and Quality of Life (Part 3) (A1.2, B2.1)
  • U1L12 Population Migration and Quality of Life (Part 1) (A1.3, B2.2)
  • U1L13 Population Migration and Quality of Life (Part 2) (A1.3, B2.2)
  • U1L14 Population Migration and Quality of Life (Part 3) (A1.3, B2.2)
  • U1L15 Political and Economic Policies on Inequality (Part 1) (B2.3)
  • U1L16 Political and Economic Policies on Inequality (Part 2) (B2.3)
  • U1L17 Classifying Countries on Common Characteristics (Part 1) (B3.1)
  • U1L18 Classifying Countries on Common Characteristics (Part 2) (B3.1)
  • U1L19 Classifying Countries on Common Characteristics (Part 3) (B3.1)
  • U1L20 Evaluating Particular Indicators on Classifying Countries (Part 1) (B3.2)
  • U1L21 Evaluating Particular Indicators on Classifying Countries (Part 2) (B3.2)
  • U1L22 Evaluating Particular Indicators on Classifying Countries (Part 3) (B3.2)
  • U1L23 Statistical Indicators and Regional Classification Systems (Part 1) (B3.3)
  • U1L24 Statistical Indicators and Regional Classification Systems (Part 2) (B3.3)
  • Finish and Hand in CGW4U Unit 1 Assignment
  • CGW4U Unit 2 Overview
  • Accessibility to CGW4U Unit 2 Assignment
  • U2L1 Agreements for Protecting Environment (Part 1) (A1.4, C1.1)
  • U2L2 Agreements for Protecting Environment (Part 2) (A1.4, C1.1)
  • U2L3 Agreements for Protecting Environment (Part 3) (A1.4, C1.1)
  • U2L4 Roles and Responsibilities of Protecting Environment (Part 1) (A1.5, C1.2)
  • U2L5 Roles and Responsibilities of Protecting Environment (Part 2) (A1.5, C1.2)
  • U2L6 Roles and Responsibilities of Protecting Environment (Part 3) (A1.5, C1.2)
  • U2L7 Values and Beliefs of Groups (Part 1) (A1.6, C1.3)
  • U2L8 Values and Beliefs of Groups (Part 2) (A1.6, C1.3)
  • U2L9 Values and Beliefs of Groups (Part 3) (A1.6, C1.3)
  • U2L10 Policies in Enhancing Sustainability (Part 1) (C1.4)
  • U2L11 Policies in Enhancing Sustainability (Part 2) (C1.4)
  • U2L12 Local Sustainability Initiatives (Part 1) (C1.5)
  • U2L13 Local Sustainability Initiatives (Part 2) (C1.5)
  • U2L14 Impacts of Population growth (Part 1) (C2.1)
  • U2L15 Impacts of Population growth (Part 2) (C2.1)
  • U2L16 Theories Relating to Global Population Growth (Part 1) (C2.2)
  • U2L17 Theories Relating to Global Population Growth (Part 2) (C2.2)
  • U2L18 Geographic Significance of Commons (Part 1) (C3.1)
  • U2L19 Geographic Significance of Commons (Part 2) (C3.1)
  • U2L20 Analyse Impacts of Human Activities on Commons (Part 1) (C3.2)
  • U2L21 Analyse Impacts of Human Activities on Commons (Part 2) (C3.2)
  • U2L22 Analyse Impacts of Human Activities on Commons (Part 3) (C3.2)
  • U2L23 Issues Managing Commons (Part 1) (C3.3)
  • U2L24 Issues Managing Commons (Part 2) (C3.3)
  • Finish and Hand in CGW4U Unit 2 Assignment
  • CGW4U Unit 2 Online Test
  • CGW4U Unit 3 Overview
  • Accessibility to CGW4U Unit 3 Assignment
  • U3L1 Analyzing International Trade Agreements (Part 1) (D1.1)
  • U3L2 Analyzing International Trade Agreements (Part 2) (D1.1)
  • U3L3 Analyzing International Trade Agreements (Part 3) (D1.1)
  • U3L4 Influence of Immigration on Global Interdependence (Part 1) (A1.7, D1.2)
  • U3L5 Influence of Immigration on Global Interdependence (Part 2) (A1.7, D1.2)
  • U3L6 Influence of Immigration on Global Interdependence (Part 3) (A1.7, D1.2)
  • U3L7 Analyzing Issues on Impacts of Globalization (Part 1) (A1.8, D2.1)
  • U3L8 Analyzing Issues on Impacts of Globalization (Part 2) (A1.8, D2.1)
  • U3L9 Analyze Impacts of Globalization Between countries (Part 1) (A1.9, D2.2)
  • U3L10 Analyze Impacts of Globalization Between Countries (Part 2) (A1.9, D2.2)
  • U3L11 Analyze Impacts of Globalization Between Countries (Part 3) (A1.9, D2.2)
  • U3L12 Assess Responsibility of Consumers of Impacts with Globalization (Part 1) (D2.3)
  • U3L13 Assess Responsibility of Consumers of Impacts with Globalization (Part 2) (D2.3)
  • U3L14 Assess Responsibility of Consumers of Impacts with Globalization (Part 3) (D2.3)
  • U3L15 Responsibilities of Governments with Globalization (Part 1) (D2.4)
  • U3L16 Responsibilities of Governments with Globalization (Part 2) (D2.4)
  • U3L17 Economic Activity and Globalization (Part 1) (D3.1)
  • U3L18 Economic Activity and Globalization (Part 2) (D3.1)
  • U3L19 Economic Activity and Globalization (Part 3) (D3.1)
  • U3L20 Factors That Influence Trend Towards Globalized Economy (Part 1) (D3.2)
  • U3L21 Factors That Influence Trend Towards Globalized Economy (Part 2) (D3.2)
  • U3L22 Factors That Influence Trend Towards Globalized Economy (Part 3) (D3.2)
  • U3L23 Globalization of Culture (Part 1) (D3.3)
  • U3L24 Globalization of Culture (Part 2) (D3.3)
  • Finish and Hand in CGW4U Unit 3 Assignment
  • CGW4U Unit 4 Overview
  • Accessibility to CGW4U Unit 4 Assignment
  • U4L1 Government Policies Controlling Population Growth (Part 1) (A2.1, E1.1)
  • U4L2 Government Policies Controlling Population Growth (Part 2) (A2.1, E1.1)
  • U4L3 Effectiveness of International Aid Policies (Part 1) (A2.2, E1.2)
  • U4L4 Effectiveness of International Aid Policies (Part 2) (A2.2, E1.2)
  • U4L5 Contributions of Individuals in Advancing Human Rights (Part 1) (A2.3, E1.3)
  • U4L6 Contributions of Individuals in Advancing Human Rights (Part 2) (A2.3, E1.3)
  • U4L7 How Governments Protect Security of State (Part 1) (E1.4)
  • U4L8 How Governments Protect Security of State (Part 2) (E1.4)
  • U4L9 Impact of Technology As Agent of Change (Part 1) (E2.1)
  • U4L10 Impact of Technology As Agent of Change (Part 2) (E2.1)
  • U4L11 Influence of Mass Media (E2.2)
  • U4L12 Urbanization As Agent of Change (Part 1) (E2.3)
  • U4L13 Urbanization As Agent of Change (Part 2) (E2.3)
  • U4L14 Relationships Between Ethnic and Crimes By Governments or Groups (Part 1) (E3.1)
  • U4L15 Relationships Between Ethnic and Crimes By Governments or Groups (Part 2) (E3.1)
  • U4L16 Responsibility of Governments and International Bodies (Part 1) (E3.2)
  • U4L17 Responsibility of Governments and International Bodies (Part 2) (E3.2)
  • U4L18 Issues Related To Rights of Women and Children (Part 1) (E3.3)
  • U4L19 Issues Related To Rights of Women and Children (Part 2) (E3.3)
  • U4L20 Challenges of Food Security and Safety (Part 1) (E3.4)
  • U4L21 Challenges of Food Security and Safety (Part 2) (E3.4)
  • U4L22 Regional and Global Patterns of Disease (Part 1) (E3.5)
  • U4L23 Regional and Global Patterns of Disease (Part 2) (E3.5)
  • U4L24 Geography Careers (A2.4)
  • Finish and Hand in CGW4U Unit 4 Assignment
  • CGW4U Unit 4 Online Test
  • CGW4U Final Project
  • CGW4U Final Exam
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