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Social Sciences Department

Course Descriptions

Individual and Family Living, Open, Grade 9, (HIF1O)

This course explores the challenges faced by all people: how to meet basic needs, how to relate to others, how to manage resources, and how to become responsible members of society.  Students will acquire knowledge and skills that are needed to make the transition to adulthood.  Teachers will instruct students in developing interpersonal, decision-making, and practical skills related to daily life.  Students will explore the functioning of families and the diversities found among families and within society.

 

Food and Nutrition, Open, Grade 10 (HFN2O)

This course explores the factors that affect attitudes and decisions about food, examines current
issues of body image and food marketing, and is grounded in the scientific study of nutrition.
Students will learn how to make informed food choices and how to prepare foods, and
will investigate our Canadian food heritage and food industries, as well as global food issues.
The course also introduces students to research skills related to food and nutrition.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

World Religions, University/College Preparation, (HRT3M)

This course enables students to discover what others believe and how they live, and to appreciate
their own unique heritage. Students will learn about the teachings and traditions of a variety
of religions, the connections between religion and the development of civilizations, the place
and function of religion in human experience, and the influence of a broad range of religions
on contemporary society. This course also introduces students to skills used in researching and
investigating world religions.


Prerequisite: None

 

Managing Personal and Family Resources, College Preparation, (HIR3C)

This course explores how to use human, material, and community resources effectively, and
how to make informed choices with respect to clothing purchases, finance, food and nutrition,
housing, and transportation. Students will learn about the dynamics of human interaction; how
to make responsible choices in their transition to postsecondary education and careers; and
strategies to enable them to manage time, talent, and money effectively. This course also
introduces students to skills used in researching and investigating resource management.


Prerequisite: None

 

Fashion and Creative Expression, Open, (HNC3O)

This course explores what clothing communicates about the wearer and how it becomes a
creative and entrepreneurial outlet through the design and production processes. Students will
learn, through practical experiences, about the nature of fashion design; the characteristics of
fibres and fabrics; the construction, production, and marketing of clothing; and how to plan
and care for a wardrobe that is appropriate for an individual’s appearance, activities, employment,
and lifestyle. Students will develop research skills as they explore the evolution of fashion
and its relationship to society, culture, and individual psychology.


Prerequisite: None

 

Parenting, Open, (HPC3O)

This course focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to promote the positive and healthy
nurturing of children, with particular emphasis on the critical importance of the early years to
human development. Students will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young
children, communicate and discipline effectively, and guide early behaviour.They will have
practical experiences with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and will learn skills in researching
and investigating questions relating to parenting.


Prerequisite: None

 

Challenge and Change in Society, University/College Preparation, (HSB4M)

This course examines the theories and methodologies used in anthropology, psychology, and
sociology to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and
their impact on society. Students will analyse cultural, social, and biological patterns in human
societies, looking at the ways in which those patterns change over time. Students will also
explore the ideas of classical and contemporary social theorists, and will apply those ideas to
the analysis of contemporary trends.


Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in social sciences
and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

 

Food and Nutrition Sciences, University/College Preparation, (HFA4M)

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, university/college, or college preparation course in social sciences
and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

 

Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society, University/College Preparation, (HHS4M)

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, university/college, or college preparation course in social sciences
and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

 

Issues in Human Growth and Development, University/College Preparation, (HHG4M)

This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human development throughout
the life cycle, with particular emphasis on enhancing growth and development. Students
will examine how early brain and child development are linked to lifelong learning, health, and
well-being, and will develop child-care and human-relationship skills through practical experience
in a community setting. This course also refines students’ skills used in researching and
investigating issues related to human growth and development.


Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in social sciences
and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

 

Parenting and Human Development, Open, (HPD4E)

This course prepares students for occupations involving older children, and for the responsibility
of parenting, with emphasis on school-age and adolescent children. Students will learn,
through practical experience in the community, how early child development affects later
development, success in school, and personal and social well-being throughout life, and how
children and parents change over time. This course also develops students’ skills in researching
and investigating various aspects of parenting and human development.


Prerequisite: None

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