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Social Sciences & Humanities

 

Family Studies

Exploring Family Studies, Grade 9 – Open HIF1O

Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on meeting basic needs, how to relate to others, how to manage resources, and how to become responsible members of society. Students will explore adolescent development and will have opportunities to develop interpersonal, decision-making, and practical skills related to daily life. They will learn about the diverse ways in which families function in Canada and will use research skills as they explore topics related to individual and family needs and resources.

Food and Nutrition, Grade 10 – Open HFN2O

Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on guidelines for making nutritious food choices. Students will investigate factors that influence food choices, including beliefs, attitudes, current trends, traditional eating patterns, food marketing strategies, and individual needs. Students will also explore the environmental impact of a variety of  food choices at the local and global level. The course provides students with opportunities to develop food preparation skills and introduces them to the use of social science research methods in the area of food and nutrition.

Food and Culture, Grade 11 – University/College Preparation HFC3M

Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on the flavours, aromas, cooking techniques, foods, and cultural traditions of world cuisines. Students will explore the origins of and developments in diverse food traditions. They will demonstrate the ability to cook with ingredients and equipment from a variety of cultures, compare food related etiquette in many countries and cultures, and explain how Canadian food choices and traditions have been influenced by other cultures. Students will develop practical skills and apply social science research methods while investigating foods and food practices from around the world.

Food and Culture, Grade 11 – Workplace Preparation HFC3E

Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on the flavours, aromas, cooking techniques, foods, and cultural traditions of world cuisines. Students will demonstrate the ability to cook with ingredients and equipment from a range of cultures, describe food-related etiquette in a variety of countries and cultures, and explore ways in which Canadian food choices and traditions have been influenced by other cultures. Students will have opportunities to develop practical skills and apply research skills as they investigate foods and food practices from around the world.

inequalities. Students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change.

Nutrition and Health, Grade 12 – University Preparation HFA4U

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.
This course examines the relationships between food, energy balance, and nutritional status; the nutritional needs of individuals at different stages of life; and the role of nutrition in health and disease. Students will evaluate nutrition-related trends and will determine how food choices can promote food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food preparation techniques, and develop their social science research skills by investigating issues related to nutrition and health.

Nutrition and Health, Grade 12 – College Preparation HFA4C

Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.
This course focuses on the relationship between nutrition and health at different stages of life and on global issues related to food production. Students will investigate the role of nutrition in health and disease and assess strategies for promoting food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and refine their ability to use social science research and inquiry methods to investigate topics related to nutrition and health.

Food and Healthy Living - HFL4E

This course focuses on the fundamental food needs of young adults. Students will learn how to stock a kitchen, make nutritious food choices, and accommodate the food needs of others. Through a range of practical experiences, they will develop skills needed in food preparation for personal use and for employment in the food industry. They will also learn about dining etiquette in different contexts and about responsible consumer practices. Students will use social science research methods to investigate issues related to food preparation and nutrition.

 

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Social Studies

 

Raising Healthy Children, Grade 11 – Open HPC3O

Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on the skills and knowledge parents, guardians, and caregivers need, with particular emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth, and the early years of human development (birth to six years old). Through study and practical experience, students will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate with them, and effectively guide their early behaviour. Students will develop their research skills through investigations related to caregiving and child rearing.  This course will NOT be offered in 2017-18.  It will be offered in 2018-19

Living and Working With Children, Grade 11, College Preparation (HPW3C)


This course focuses on the well-being of children in families and community settings.  Students will study child behaviour and child development in the context of relationships with parents and others in the community, and will learn through research and by observing and interacting with children. This course prepares students for further study of children, familiarizes them with occupational opportunities related to working with children, and introduces them to skills used in researching and investigating children’s behaviour in response to others.

Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11 – University Preparation HSP3U

Prerequisite: The Grade 10 academic course in English or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies).
This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science, and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines.

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11 – College Preparation HSP3C

Prerequisite: None
This course introduces students to theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students learn about approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to apply theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current issues within the three disciplines.

Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12 – University Preparation HSB4U

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