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Contemporary History (2023/24 only)

(Semester or year course)


Grades: 11, 12

Subject Area/Course Credit: Social Studies, 1 credit

Prerequisite: None

This is not simply a course in current affairs. It is an interdisciplinary introduction to some of the world’s most pressing issues, an examination of how they developed and an exploration of how they might be resolved. Issues will be looked at using approaches from geography, history, economics, law, politics, ecology and development studies. Topics may include global climate change; global species extinction; global poverty; resource depletion; the impact of technologies; geopolitics; human rights; refugees and immigration. Students will research topics using a variety of resources, write reports, give presentations and engage in project-based learning.