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Family Studies

Last updated on Friday, July 12, 2013.

Family Studies Department

Course Descriptions

Food And Nutrition

The Family Studies Department offers HFN – Food and Nutrition at either the Grade 9 or Grade 10 level. A student can only take the Grade 9 OR the Grade 10 course.

Course Description

This course explores the factors that affect attitudes and decisions about food and examines current issues of body image and food marketing. Students learn how to make wise food choices and 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.

 

Food And Nutrition Sciences

Course Code – HFA4U1

Level – Grade 12, University

Course Description – 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.

Prerequisites – ANY U, M or C preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian and World Studies

Recommend – Highly recommend the HFN 10 or HFN2O, Food and Nutrition..

Individual And Family Living

Course Code – HIF1O1 or HIF2O1

Level – Grade 9 or 10, Open

Course Description – 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.

Individuals And Families In A Diverse Society

Course Code – HHS4C1 or HHS4U1

Level – Grade 12, College or University

Course Description – 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.

Prerequisites – ANY U, M or C preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian and World Studies

Fashion And Creative Expression

Course Code – HNC3C1

Level – Grade 11, College

Course Description – 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.

The Fashion Industry

Course Code – HNB4M1

Level – Grade 12, University/College

Course Description – This course provides a historical perspective on fashion and design, exploring the origins, influence, and importance of fashion as an expression of national, cultural, religious, and personal identity. Students will learn about the many facets of the Canadian fashion industry, including both large-scale and small entrepreneurial enterprises, and its worldwide links, as well as gaining practical experience in garment design, production, and care. This course also refines students’ skills used in researching and investigating various aspects of the fashion industry.

Recommend – Highly recommend HNC 3O, Fashion and Creative Expression.

Parenting

Course Code – HPC3O1

Level – Grade 11, Open

Course Description – 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.

Living And Working With Children

Course Code – HPW3C1

Level – Grade 11, College

Course Description – 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.

Hospitality and Tourism

Course Code – TFJ3E1

Level – Grade 11, Workplace

Course Description – This course enables students to acquire knowledge and skills related to health and safety in the food and beverage services sector of the tourism industry. Students will learn how to run events/caterings in the school and community which require the use of tools and equipment to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of providing high quality service.

Prerequisite – HFN1O1 or HFN2O1 is strongly recommended or by teacher recommendation

 Course Code – TFJ3C1

Level – Grade 11, College

Course Description – Previously coded as TFT3C1 – cannot take TFJ3C1 if you have already taken TFT3C1.

This course enables students to develop or expand knowledge and skills related to hospitality and tourism, as reflected in the various sectors of the tourism industry. Students will learn about food safety, health and safety, preparing food, customer satisfaction, cultural and economic trends and the fundamentals of running events/caterings in the school and community.

Prerequisite: HFN1O1 or HFN2O1 is strongly recommended or by teacher recommendation

Course Code – TFJ4E1

Level – Grade 12, Workplace

Course Description – Previously coded as TFH4E1 – cannot take TFJ4E1 if you have already taken TFH4E1.

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the food and beverage services sector of the tourism industry. Students will demonstrate proficiency in food safety, and health and safety. They will use food preparation and presentation tools to plan nutritious menus, create menus, create recipes, and run events/caterings in the school and community.

Prerequisite: TFJ3E1 or TFJ3C1 (or TFH3E1 or TFT3C1)

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