Grade 12 Social Sciences and the Humanities Courses

HFA4M1: Food and Nutrition Sciences, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
This course examines various nutritional, psychological, social, cultural, and global factors that influence people’s food choices and customs. Students will learn about current Canadian and worldwide issues related to food, frameworks for making appropriate dietary choices, and food-preparation techniques. This course also refines students’ skills used in researching and investigating issues related to food and nutrition.
Prerequisite: Any University/College, or College Preparation Course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian World Studies.


HHS4M1: Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
This course applies current theories and research from the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and sociology to the study of individual development, family behaviour, intimate and parent-child relationships, and the ways in which families interact within the diverse Canadian society. Students will learn the interpersonal skills required to contribute to the well-being of families, and the investigative skills required to conduct and evaluate research about individuals and families.
Prerequisite: Any University/College, or College Preparation Course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.

HSB4UE/HSB4U4/HSB4U5: Challenge and Chance in Society / Changements et defis sociaux, Grade 12, University Preparation
This course focuses on the use of social science theories, perspectives, and methodologies to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society. Students will critically analyse how and why cultural, social, and behavioural patterns change over time. They will explore the ideas of social theorists and use those ideas to analyse causes of and responses to challenges such as technological change, deviance, and global inequalities. Students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change.
Prerequisite: Any University/College, or College Preparation Course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.