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Social Sciences and Humanities

 FAMILY STUDIES 

HPW3C Working with Infants and Young Children, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course prepares students for occupations involving children from birth to six years of age. Students will study theories about child behaviour and development, and will have opportunities for research and observation and for practical experiences with young children. Students will become familiar with occupational opportunities and requirements related to working with infants and young children. They will also have opportunities to develop research and critical-thinking skills as they investigate and evaluate current research about early childhood education. Prerequisite: None

HIP4O Personal Life Management, Grade 12,Open

This course focuses on preparing students for living independently and working successfully with others. Students will learn to manage their personal resources to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, and housing. They will also learn about their personal, legal, and financial responsibilities and develop and apply interpersonal skills in order to make wise and responsible personal and occupational choices. Students will apply research and inquiry skills while investigating topics related to personal life management. The course emphasizes the achievement of expectations through practical experiences. Prerequisite: None

HIP3E Managing Personal Resources, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course prepares students for living independently and working successfully with others. Students will learn to manage their personal resources including talent, money, and time, to develop interpersonal skills, and to understand economic infl uences on workplace issues, in order to make wise and responsible personal and occupational choices. The course emphasizes the achievement of expectations through practical experiences and introduces students to skills used in researching and investigating resource management. Prerequisite: None

HNC3C Understanding Fashion, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course introduces students to the world of fashion. Students will gain an understanding of theories related to fashion trends and of how culture, media, fashion cycles, retailing, and social and environmental factors infl uence fashion trends and consumer behaviour. Students will use various tools, technologies, and techniques safely and correctly to create fashion items. They will apply knowledge of fibres, fabrics, and the elements and principles of design when creating and assessing fashion-related products. Students will develop research skills as they investigate topics related to fashion. Prerequisite: None

HPC3O Raising Healthy Children, Grade 11, Open

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. Prerequisite: None

HFA4U Nutrition and Health, Grade 12, University Preparation

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

HHS4C Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course enables students to develop an understanding of social science theories as they apply to individual development, the development of intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will explore a range of issues relating to the development of individuals and families in contemporary Canadian society as well as in other cultures and historical periods. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child roles and relationships in Canada. Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

HHS4U Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada’s diverse society. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships. Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

HNL2O Clothing, Grade 10, Open

This course introduces students to the world of clothing. Students will gain knowledge about clothing and demonstrate basic skills associated with various techniques and technologies used to create garments and accessories. Students will learn about the functions of clothing and accessories and what clothing communicates about the wearer. They will learn how to enhance their personal wardrobe by assessing garment quality, developing shopping strategies, and developing an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of various retail formats. Students will develop research skills as they investigate topics related to clothing. Prerequisite: None

HNB4M The World of Fashion, Grade 12, University/College Preparation

This course gives students the opportunity to explore the world of fashion. Students will learn how to create a fashion product using various tools, techniques and technologies while developing their practical skills. Students will learn about various factors that affect the global fashion industry, the needs of specialized markets, and the impact of fi bre and fabric production and care. In addition, they will learn about social and historical infl uences on fashion. Students will apply research skills when investigating aspects of the fashion world. Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

HPD4C Working with School-Age Children and Adolescents, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course prepares students for occupations involving school-age children and adolescents. Students will study a variety of theories about child behaviour and development, and will have opportunities for research and observation and for practical experiences with older children. Students will become familiar with occupational opportunities and requirements related to working with older children and adolescents. They will develop research skills used in investigating child and adolescent behaviour and development. Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

GENERAL SOCIAL SCIENCE

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

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. Prerequisite: The Grade 10 academic course in English or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies).

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

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. Prerequisite: None

HSB4U Challenge and Change in Society, 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 or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

PHILOSOPHY 

HZB3M Philosophy: The Big Questions, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

This course encourages exploration of philosophy’s big questions, such as: What is a meaningful life? What separates right from wrong? What constitutes knowledge? What makes something beautiful? What is a just society? Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they identify and analyse the responses of philosophers to the big questions and formulate their own response to them. Students will explore the relevance of philosophical questions to society and to their everyday life. They will develop research and inquiry skills as they investigate various topics in philosophy. Prerequisite: None

HZT4U Philosophy: Questions and Theories, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply their knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy (the course will cover at least three of the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, aesthetics). Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. They will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy. Prerequisite: Any university or university/ college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

WORLD RELIGIONS 

HRT3M World Religions: Beliefs, Issues, and Religious Traditions, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

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 infl uence 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

HRF3O World Religions: Beliefs and Daily Life, Grade 11, Open

This course introduces students to the range and diversity of world religions, and examines how systems of belief affect individual lives and social relationships. Students will learn about a variety of religious beliefs, teachings, traditions, and practices. The course also helps students to develop skills used in researching and investigating topics related to world religions. Prerequisite: None