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Global Citizens

Course Description:

In Global Citizens you will use your skills as a social scientist to interrogate a range of topics that have a significant impact on the modern world. This course includes topics from a legal studies, geography and business background, but you explore these topics in regards to contemporary events. Learn about crime and punishment. Why do some countries have the death penalty but not others? Why was medieval punishment so violent? Learn about the effects of climate change. What happens when the world runs out of oil? What is your global footprint? What would happen to you if you eat McDonalds for a month? You learn about changing cities, changing people and ways to make yourself a better and more informed citizen. This is a really fun course for people who want to explore the world around them.

What will I be doing in this course?

This course consists of three units in Year 11, whereas in Year 12 there are four units. This is what will be studied:

Year 11:

  • Crime and Punishment
  • World Populations
  • Climate Change (Environment and the Global Footprint)

Year 12:

  • Human Rights
  • Poverty
  • Food and Food distribution
  • Water Conservation

How will this course help you?

This course will assist you in developing a range of transferrable skills, and informed citizenship. The knowledge acquired through the study of a broad social science course is relevant to everyday life, and in making informed decision as an active and effective citizen.