Understandings of Ideologies - Students will examine the origins, values and components of competing ideologies. They will explore multiple perspectives regarding relationships among individualism, liberalism, common good and collectivism. An examination of various political and economic systems will allow students to determine the viability of the values of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues. Prerequisites: Social Studies 20-2, Social Studies 20-1, Social Studies 23 or Social Studies 20: 50%. Students without the prerequisite must withdraw from class with no refund if they are under 20 years of age as of September 1 of the current school year. Students must write a diploma exam in January, June or August. Alberta Education charges $26.25 to rewrite a diploma exam and the fee is payable directly to them. If a textbook is required for this course, it will be distributed during the first class meeting. Students should have their own dictionary and thesaurus.