Course Title: Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, University Preparation
Course Code: CLN4U
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

This course explores a range of contemporary legal issues and how they are addressed in both Canadian and international law. Students will develop an understanding of the principles of Canadian and international law and of issues related to human rights and freedoms, conflict resolution, and criminal, environmental, and workplace law, both in Canada and internationally. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process, and will develop legal reasoning skills, when investigating these and other issues in both Canadian and international contexts.

Course Outline
  • CLN4U Unit 1 Overview
  • Accessibility to CLN4U Unit 1 Assignment
  • U1L1 Significance of Legal and Political Concepts in Affairs (Part 1) (A1.1,B1.1)
  • U1L2 Significance of Legal and Political Concepts in Affairs (Part 2) (A1.1,B1.1)
  • U1L3 Non-Legal Influences And Laws (Part 1) (A1.2, B1.2)
  • U1L4 Non-Legal Influences And Laws (Part 2) (A1.2, B1.2)
  • U1L5 Distinctions Between Areas of Laws (Part 1) (A1.3, B1.3)
  • U1L6 Distinctions Between Areas of Laws (Part 2) (A1.3, B1.3)
  • U1L7 How Law Affects Our Everyday Lives (Part 1) (B1.4)
  • U1L8 How Law Affects Our Everyday Lives (Part 2) (B1.4)
  • U1L9 Relative Influence of Various Theories and Perspectives (Part 1) (B2.1)
  • U1L10 Relative Influence of Various Theories and Perspectives (Part 2) (B2.1)
  • U1L11 Theories of Criminal Behaviour (Part 1) (B2.2)
  • U1L12 Theories of Criminal Behaviour (Part 2) (B2.2)
  • U1L13 Historical and Contemporary Method and Systems for Legal Questions (Part 1) (B2.3)
  • U1L14 Historical and Contemporary Method and Systems for Legal Questions (Part 2) (B2.3)
  • U1L15 Effectiveness of Legal Means To Advocate For Legal Reform (Part 1) (B2.4)
  • U1L16 Effectiveness of Legal Means To Advocate For Legal Reform (Part 2) (B2.4)
  • U1L17 Key Issues and Developments Influencing Legal Change (Part 1) (B3.1)
  • U1L18 Key Issues and Developments Influencing Legal Change (Part 2) (B3.1)
  • U1L19 Key Issues and Developments Influencing Legal Change (Part 3) (B3.1)
  • U1L20 Evolving Social Attitudes and Change (Part 1) (B3.2)
  • U1L21 Evolving Social Attitudes and Change (Part 2) (B3.2)
  • U1L22 Evolving Social Attitudes and Change (Part 3) (B3.2)
  • U1L23 Reasons of Individuals Seeking Legal Reform (Part 1) (B3.3)
  • U1L24 Reasons of Individuals Seeking Legal Reform (Part 2) (B3.3)
  • Finish and Hand in CLN4U Unit 1 Assignment
  • CLN4U Unit 2 Overview
  • Accessibility to CLN4U Unit 2 Assignment
  • U2L1 Comparing Rights Charters With Other Countries (Part 1) (A1.4, C1.1)
  • U2L2 Comparing Rights Charters With Other Countries (Part 2) (A1.4, C1.1)
  • U2L3 Identifying Rights in Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Part 1) (C1.2)
  • U2L4 Identifying Rights in Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Part 2) (C1.2)
  • U2L5 Legal Implication of Signing Internationally Recognized Treaties (Part 1) (A1.5, C1.3)
  • U2L6 Legal Implication of Signing Internationally Recognized Treaties (Part 2) (A1.5, C1.3)
  • U2L7 Positive and Negative Development of Human Rights Law (Part 1) (C2.1)
  • U2L8 Positive and Negative Development of Human Rights Law (Part 2) (C2.1)
  • U2L9 Progress in Removing Barriers for Equal Rights (C2.2)
  • U2L10 Various Issues with Human Rights Violations (Part 1) (A1.6, C2.3)
  • U2L11 Various Issues with Human Rights Violations (Part 2) (A1.6, C2.3)
  • U2L12 Contributions of Individuals and Groups for Human Rights (C2.4)
  • U2L13 Role of Parliament in Creating Rights and Freedoms (C3.1)
  • U2L14 Legal Perspective That Canadian Can Protect Their Rights (C3.2)
  • U2L15 Legal Perspective of Limiting Rights and Freedoms (Part 1)(C3.3)
  • U2L16 Legal Perspective of Limiting Rights and Freedoms (Part 2)(C3.3)
  • U2L17 Comparing Roles of Branches of Government (Part 1) (C3.4)
  • U2L18 Comparing Roles of Branches of Government (Part 2) (C3.4)
  • U2L19 Circumstances In Which Rights and Freedoms Are Threatened (Part 1) (C4.1)
  • U2L20 Circumstances In Which Rights and Freedoms Are Threatened (Part 2) (C4.1)
  • U2L21 Legal Perspective of the Rights and Protections of Workers (Part 1) (C4.2)
  • U2L22 Legal Perspective of the Rights and Protections of Workers (Part 2) (C4.2)
  • U2L23 Laws Protecting Rights of Various Groups (Part 1) (C4.3)
  • U2L24 Laws Protecting Rights of Various Groups (Part 2)(C4.3)
  • Finish and Hand in CLN4U Unit 2 Assignment
  • CLN4U Unit 2 Online Test
  • CLN4U Unit 3 Overview
  • Accessibility to CLN4U Unit 3 Assignment
  • U3L1 Principles and Concepts of International Law (Part 1) (A1.7, D1.1)
  • U3L2 Principles and Concepts of International Law (Part 2) (A1.7, D1.1)
  • U3L3 Principles and Concepts of International Law (Part 3) (A1.7, D1.1)
  • U3L4 Challenges of Sovereign States Implementing International Treaties (Part 1) (A1.8, D1.2)
  • U3L5 Challenges of Sovereign States Implementing International Treaties (Part 2) (A1.8, D1.2)
  • U3L6 Types of International Crimes (Part 1) (A1.9, D1.3)
  • U3L7 Types of International Crimes (Part 2) (A1.9, D1.3)
  • U3L8 Types of International Crimes (Part 3) (A1.9, D1.3)
  • U3L9 Agreements and Organizations Influencing International Law (Part 1) (D2.1)
  • U3L10 Agreements and Organizations Influencing International Law (Part 2) (D2.1)
  • U3L11 Agreements and Organizations Influencing International Law (Part 3) (D2.1)
  • U3L12 Roles of International Organizations and Courts (Part 1) (D2.2)
  • U3L13 Roles of International Organizations and Courts (Part 2) (D2.2)
  • U3L14 International Disputes (Part 1) (D3.1)
  • U3L15 International Disputes (Part 2) (D3.1)
  • U3L16 Legal Mandate of Enforcing International Law (Part 1) (D3.2)
  • U3L17 Legal Mandate of Enforcing International Law (Part 2) (D3.2)
  • U3L18 Canadian and International Perspectives on Global Issues (Part 1) (D3.3)
  • U3L19 Canadian and International Perspectives on Global Issues (Part 2) (D3.3)
  • U3L20 Domestic Laws and Practices Violating International Law (Part 1) (D3.4)
  • U3L21 Domestic Laws and Practices Violating International Law (Part 2) (D3.4)
  • U3L22 Domestic Laws and Practices Violating International Law (Part 3) (D3.4)
  • U3L23 Canada’s Support of Alliances, Agreements and Treaties (Part 1) (D3.5)
  • U3L24 Canada’s Support of Alliances, Agreements and Treaties (Part 2) (D3.5)
  • Finish and Hand in CLN4U Unit 3 Assignment
  • CLN4U Unit 4 Overview
  • Accessibility to CLN4U Unit 4 Assignment
  • U4L1 Concept of Morality From A Legal Perspective (A2.1, E1.1)
  • U4L2 Key Steps of Legal Process (Part 1) (A2.2, E1.2)
  • U4L3 Key Steps of Legal Process (Part 2) (A2.2, E1.2)
  • U4L4 Interventions By International Community (Part 1) (A2.3, E1.3)
  • U4L5 Interventions By International Community (Part 2) (A2.3, E.13)
  • U4L6 Activities of Organizations That Enforce Law (Part 1) (E1.4)
  • U4L7 Activities of Organizations That enforce Law (Part 2) (E1.4)
  • U4L8 Countries Exercising Legal Power Outside Their Borders (E1.5)
  • U4L9 Relationship and Purposes of Sentencing (E1.6)
  • U4L10 Purpose of Environmental Protection Law (E2.1)
  • U4L11 Roles of Individuals and Groups Enforcing Environmental Protection Laws (E2.2)
  • U4L12 International Laws Protecting Key Natural Resources (E2.3)
  • U4L13 Validity of Reasons Opposing Environmental Protection Agreements (E2.4)
  • U4L14 Purpose of International Environmental Protection Agreements (Part 1) (E2.5)
  • U4L15 Purpose of International Environmental Protection Agreements (Part 2) (E2.5)
  • U4L16 Role of Governments in Labour Laws (E3.1)
  • U4L17 Relationships Between Key Parties in Labour Laws (E3.2)
  • U4L18 Legal Issues of Violations of Labour Laws (E3.3)
  • U4L19 Technological Advances and Justice (Part 1)(E4.1)
  • U4L20 Technological Advances and Justice (Part 2)(E4.1)
  • U4L21 Advantages of International Economic Organizations and Agreements (E4.2)
  • U4L22 Protecting Various Rights and Freedoms (Part 1) (E4.3)
  • U4L23 Protecting Various Rights and Freedoms (Part 2) (E4.3)
  • U4L24 Careers With Law Background (A2.4)
  • Finish and Hand in CLN4U Unit 4 Assignment
  • CLN4U Unit 4 Online Test
  • CLN4U Final Project
  • CLN4U Final Exam
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