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Social Sciences and Humanities

Last updated on Monday, November 29, 2010.

Social Sciences and Humanities Department Course Codes

 

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
HIF101
Individual and Family Living
Open
HFN2O1
Foods
Open
HNC3O1
Fashion and Creative Expression
Open
 
HHS4M1
Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society
University/College
  
 
 
HPC3O1
Parenting
Open
  
HSB4M1
Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12
University/College
    HSP3M1
Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology
University/College
  
 
    HZB3O1
Philosophy: The Big Questions
Open
 

Course Descriptions

HIF101: Individual and Family Living, Open
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.

HNC3O1: Fashion and Creative Expression, Grade 11, Open
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.

HPC3O1: Parenting, Grade 11, Open
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..

HHS4M1: Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
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

HSP3M1: Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
This course introduces the theories, questions, and issues that are the major concerns of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the way social scientists approach the topics they study and the research methods they employ. Students will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues that have captured the interest of classical and contemporary social scientists in the three disciplines..

HSB4M1: Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
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

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