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Social Sciences & Humanities

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Food & Nutrition

HFN2O1

Food and Nutrition • Grade 10 • Open

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.

Prerequisite: None

HPC3O1

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 behavior. Students will develop their research skills through investigations related to care giving and child rearing.

Prerequisite: None

HIP401

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.

Offered every other year.  Offered 2019-2020.

Prerequisite: None 

HLS3O1

Housing and Home Design • Grade 11 • Open

This course introduces students to a range of issues related to housing and home design. Students will learn about the needs that housing fulfills; housing options; home maintenance and safety; and environmental, economic, legal, and social considerations related to housing. They will use the elements and principles of design to analyse design and decorating decisions. Students will develop research skills as they investigate issues related to housing and home design.

Offered every other year.  Not offered 2019-2020.

Prerequisite: None   

HRT3M1

World Religions: Beliefs, Issues & Religious Traditions • Grade 11 • University/College

The world religion course introduces students to an exploration of religions around the world, and provides them with an awareness of the nature, place, and function of religion in diverse societies. This course examines the critical issues facing world religions and their followers today.

Offered every other year.  Not offered 2019-2020.

Prerequisite: None 

HSP3C1

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology & 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.

Offered every other year.  Offered 2019-2020.

Prerequisite: None 

HSP3U1

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology & 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.

Offered every other year.  Offered 2019-2020.

Prerequisite: ENG2D1 OR CHC2D1  

HHS4U1

Families in Canada • Grade 12 • University

 

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

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