Family and Social Studies

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Courses

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Exploring Family Studies

HIF 1OI (open)

HIF 2OI (open)

Child and Family Studies

HPC 3OI (open)

HPW 3CI (college)

HHS 4UI (university)

HHS 4CI (college)

Fashion

HNC 3CI (college)

HNB 4MI (univ/college)

Food and Nutrition

HFN 1OI (open)*

HFN 2OI (open)*

HFA 4CI (college)

HFA 4UI (university)

Psychology and Sociology

HSP 3CI (college)

HSP 3UI (university)

HSB 4UI (university)

World Religions

HRF 3OI (open)

HRT 3MI (univ/college)

Note

*HFN 1OI and HFN 2OI are the same course.  Students may take one for credit.

*HIF 1OI and HIF 2OI are the same course.  Students may take on for credit.

Click on the following link to access Ministry documents for Social Science and Humanities:

Ontario Curriculum:  Grade 9 - 12 Social Sciences and Humanities

GRADE 9

HFN 1OI

Food and Nutrition

This course explores the factors that affect attitudes and decisions about nutrition and food, examines current issues of body image and food marketing. Students will learn how to make informed food choices and how to prepare foods.  Students will investigate Canadian food heritage, food industries as well as global food issues. Enhancement fee: $20.  Prerequisite:  None

HIF 1OI

Exploring Family Studies

This course teaches students how to meet basic needs, how to relate to others, how to develop interpersonal, decision-making and practical skills related to daily life.  Students will learn about the diverse ways in which families function in Canada.  Students will participate in practical experiences such as sewing and cooking labs.  Prerequisite:  None

GRADE 10

HFN 2OI

Food and Nutrition

This course explores the factors that affect attitudes and decisions about nutrition and food, examines current issues of body image and food marketing. Students will learn how to make informed food choices and how to prepare foods.  Students will investigate Canadian food heritage, food industries as well as global food issues. Enhancement fee: $20.  Prerequisite:  None

HIF 2OI

Exploring Family Studies

This course teaches students how to meet basic needs, how to relate to others, how to develop interpersonal, decision-making and practical skills related to daily life.  Students will learn about the diverse ways in which families function in Canada.  Students will participate in practical experiences such as sewing and cooking labs.  Prerequisite:  None

GRADE 11

HPC 3OI

Raising Healthy Children

This course focuses on the skills and knowledge parents, guardians and caregivers need, with emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth and the early years of child development.  Through research and practical  experience,  students will learn how  to meet the needs of children, communicate with them and guide their behaviour.  Prerequisite:  None

HPW 3CI

Working with Infants and Young Children

This course prepares students for working with children from birth to age 6.   Students will study theories about child development and will have opportunities for observation with young children.  Students will become familiar with occupational options and requirements related to working with infants and children.   Prerequisite:  None

HNC 3CI

Understanding Fashion

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 and fashion cycles influence fashion trends.  Students will use various tools and techniques to create fashion items.  Students will apply knowledge of fibres, fabrics and the elements/principles of design when creating fashion products. Enhancement fee: Dependent upon project choices.  Prerequisite:  None

HRF 3OI

World Religion

A lighter look at the beliefs and influences religion has on daily life within the Abrahamic faith traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, including a trip to places of worship. This course enables students to study world religions and belief traditions in local, Canadian, and global contexts. Students will explore aspects of the human quest for meaning and will examine world religions and belief traditions as exemplified in various sacred teachings and principles, rites, and passages. They will also study  the  interaction  throughout  history  between  society  and various belief traditions, and will have opportunities to develop research and inquiry skills related to the study of world religions and belief traditions.  Prerequisite:  None

HRT 3MI

World Religion

Find  answers  in  a  spiritual  journey  through  the study  of  the Karmic faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism, including guest speakers and a trip to places of worship. This course also provides students with an opportunity to explore various world religions and belief traditions of  their choice. Students will develop knowledge of the terms and concepts relevant to this area of study, will examine the ways in which religions and belief traditions meet various human needs, and will learn about the relationship  between  belief  and  action.  They  will  examine  sacred writings and teachings, consider how concepts of time and place influence different religions and belief traditions, and develop research and inquiry skills related to the study of human expressions of belief.  Prerequisite:  None

HSP 3CI

Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology

Have you ever wondered why people do the things that they do? This course takes students on a fascinating journey that explores personality theories and mental health issues. Students will learn about approaches and research methods used by social scientists.  As well, interesting guest speakers and lively class discussion will highlight this course.  Prerequisite:  None

HSP 3UI

Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology

Have you ever wondered why people do the things that they do? This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology.  An examination of personality theories  and mental health issues will be included. Students will be given opportunities to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines.         Interesting guest speakers and lively class discussion will highlight this course.

Prerequisite:  CHC 2DI or ENG 2DI

GRADE 12

HFA 4CI

Nutrition and Health

This course presents Canadian and World Issues related to food, frameworks for making healthy choices and develops food preparation techniques.  Class discussions examine nutrition, psychological, social, cultural and global factors that impact on food choice.   Enhancement fee:  $20.   Prerequisite:  Any U, M or C course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences

HFA 4UI

Nutrition and Health

This course presents Canadian and World Issues related to food, frameworks for making healthy choices and develops food preparation techniques.  Class discussions examine nutrition, psychological, social, cultural and global factors that impact on food choice.   Enhancement fee:  $20.  Prerequisite:  Any U or M course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences

HHS 4UI

Families in Canada

This course applies current theories and research from the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and sociology to the study of individual development, family behavior, intimate relationships, and the ways in which families interact within our diverse Canadian society. Students will develop an understanding of their role in how society changes, through their family life cycle.

Prerequisite:  Any U or M course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences

HHS 4CI

Families in Canada

This course applies current theories and research from the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and sociology to the study of individual development, family behavior, intimate relationships, and the ways in which families interact within our diverse Canadian society. Students will develop an understanding of their role in how society changes, through their family life cycle.

Prerequisite:  Any U, M or C course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences

HNB 4MI

The World of Fashion

Students in this course will explore the world of fashion. Students will learn about the global fashion industry, historical influences on fashion, and the impact of fibre and fabric production and care. They will learn how to create fashion products using various tools, techniques, and technologies while developing their practical skills Students will have the opportunity to do more practical hands on sewing projects and expand their fashion creativity. Enhancement Fee: dependent upon project choices.

Prerequisite:  Any U, M or C course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences

HSB 4UI

Challenge and Change in Society

If you enjoyed HSP3UI, consider this course.   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.   Prerequisite:  Any U or M course in Canadian and World Studies, English or Social Sciences