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HSB4M » Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies
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.
HNC3O » Fashion and Creative Expression, Grade 11, Open
Prerequisite: not applicable
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.
HFA4M » Food and Nutrition Sciences, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies
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.
HFN2O » Food and Nutrition, Grade 10, Open
Prerequisite: not applicable
This 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.
HHS4M » Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies
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.
HSP3M » Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Prerequisite: not applicable
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.
HHG4M » Issues in Human Growth and Development, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies
This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human development throughout the life cycle, with particular emphasis on enhancing growth and development. Students will examine how early brain and child development are linked to lifelong learning, health, and well-being, and will develop child-care and human-relationship skills through practical experience in a community setting. This course also refines students' skills used in researching and investigating issues related to human growth and development.
HPW3C » Living and Working With Children, Grade 11, College Preparation
Prerequisite: not applicable
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.
HPC3O » Parenting, Grade 11, Open
Prerequisite: not applicable
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.
HZT4U » Philosophy: Questions and Theories, Grade 12, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies
This course addresses three (or more) of the main areas of philosophy: metaphysics, logic, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics. Students will learn critical-thinking skills, the main ideas expressed by philosophers from a variety of the world's traditions, how to develop and explain their own philosophical ideas, and how to apply those ideas to contemporary social issues and personal experiences. The course will also help students refine skills used in researching and investigating topics in philosophy.
HNB4O » The Fashion Industry, Grade 12, Open
Prerequisite: not applicable
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.
HRT3M » World Religions: Beliefs, Issues, and Religious Traditions, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Prerequisite: not applicable
This course enables students to discover what others believe and how they live, and to appreciate their own unique heritage. Students will learn about the teachings and traditions of a variety of religions, the connections between religion and the development of civilizations, the place and function of religion in human experience, and the influence of a broad range of religions on contemporary society. This course also introduces students to skills used in researching and investigating world religions.
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