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Mr. Grant Darby, Head of Department
Ms. R. Ruggieri, Assistant Head of Department

Courses Offered

Grade Course Code Course Outline Course Name and Description  
Grade 9 HIF1O HIF1O Course Outline Individual and Family Living CourseThis 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.
Grade 10 HFN2O HFN2O Course Outline Food and NutritionThis course explores the factors that affect attitudes and decisions about food, examines current issues of body image and food marketing, and is grounded in the scientific study of nutrition.Students will learn how to make informed food choices and how 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.
Grade 11 HPC3O HPC3O Course Outline ParentingThis 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.
HIP3E HIP3E Course Outline Managing Personal ResourcesThis 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 influences 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.
HSP3M HSP3M Course Outline Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and SociologyThis 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.
HPW3C HPW3C Course Outline Living and Working with ChildrenThis 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.
Grade 12 HPD4E HPD4E Course Outline Parenting and Human DevelopmentThis course prepares students for occupations involving older children, and for the responsibility of parenting, with emphasis on school-age and adolescent children.Students will learn, through practical experience in the community, how early child development affects later development, success in school, and personal and social well-being throughout life, and how children and parents change over time.This course also develops students’ skills in researching and investigating various aspects of parenting and human development.
HHS4M HHS4M Course Outline Individuals and Families in Diverse Society
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.
HSB4M HSB4M Course Outline Challenge and Change in Society
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.
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Updated on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
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