Global Politics 12

First and Second Semester 


Global Politics 12 explores a cross-section of global political issues through a critical inquiry process and is organized into five units: The Global Citizen introduces students to a range of issues associated with global politics and establishes important year-long expectations related co critical inquiry and research skills, including the importance of engaging in active citizenship; Political Systems provides an opportunity for students to examine a range of global political ideologies, political organizations, and political systems; The Canadian Political System examines the historical roots of the Canadian political system; the structures of Canadian federal, provincial, territorial, First Nations, and municipal governments; and the division of power among federal, provincial, territorial, First Nations, and municipal governments; Comparative Politics explores various contemporary global governing systems and compares and contrasts Canadian and United States governing systems and electoral systems; and, International Relations looks at the issues related to global interconnectedness, organizations that govern relations among nations, the influences of cultural beliefs on global policies, and the role of media/technology on global politics.

Additional course details and documents are available on the Nova Scotia Curriculum site’s Global Politics 12.

Course Additional Information



Laptop or desktop device with Windows, Mac, or Chrome OS. Webcam and headset with microphone. Access to Google Workspace for Education (GNSPES/SEPNE) or other productivity software.

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