Humanities & Social Science
Career Opportunities in Family Studies (Humanities)
People attracted to these careers like to work with people. Post secondary programs may include education, child and family services and social services.
Food Preparation Person
Early Childhood Educator
Child and Youth Worker
Cook or Baker
Adoption Services Manager
Dietician or Food Technologist
Real Estate Agent
Home Care Worker
Child and Youth Worker
Social Service Worker
Hotel and Restaurant Manager
Co-op There are a variety of co-op courses offered including Fashion. Housing, Parenting and Nutrition.
SHSM There is an opportunity to obtain a “Health & Wellness” SHSM Certification through taking Family Studies Courses.
Questions? Please contact Meghan Lowry [email protected]
HUMANITIES: FAMILY STUDIES
HFN2O Food and Nutrition, Grade 10, (Open)
This course focuses on guidelines for making nutritious food choices. Students will investigate factors that influence food choices, including beliefs, attitudes, current trends, traditional eating patterns, food marketing strategies, and individual needs. Students will also explore the environmental impact of a variety of food choices at the local and global level. The course provides students with opportunities to develop food preparation skills and introduces them to the use of social science research methods in the area of food and nutrition. Enhancement Contribution is $30.00
HLS3O Housing and Home Design, Grade 11, (Open)
This course introduces students to a range of issues related to housing and home design. Students will learn about the needs that housing fulfills; housing options; home maintenance and safety; and environmental, economic, legal, and social considerations related to housing. They will use the elements and principles of design to analyse design and decorating decisions. Students will develop research skills as they investigate issues related to housing and home design. Enhancement Contribution is $30.00
HNC3C Understanding Fashion, Grade 11, (College)
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, fashion cycles, retailing, and social and environmental factors influence fashion trends and consumer behaviour. Students will use various tools, technologies, and techniques safely and correctly to create fashion items. They will apply knowledge of fibres, fabrics, and the elements and principles of design when creating and assessing fashion-related products. Students will develop research skills as they investigate topics related to fashion. This course is strongly recommended preparation for HNB4O, The Fashion Industry. Enhancement Contribution is $30.00. Additional costs will depend upon the other projects that students select.
HPC3O Raising Healthy Children, Grade 11, (Open)
This course focuses on the skills and knowledge parents, guardians, and caregivers need, with particular emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth, and the early years of human development (birth to six years old). Through study and practical experience, students will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate with them, and effectively guide their early behaviour. Students will develop their research skills through investigations related to care giving and child rearing.
HIP 4O Personal Life Management, Grade 12, (Open)
This course focuses on preparing students for living independently and working successfully with others. Students will learn to manage their personal resources to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, and housing. They will also learn about their personal, legal, and financial responsibilities and develop and apply interpersonal skills in order to make wise and responsible personal and occupational choices. Students will apply research and inquiry skills while investigating topics related to personal life management. The course emphasizes the achievement of expectations through practical experiences. Enhancement Contribution is $25.00
HFA4U Food and Nutrition, Grade 12, (University)
Prerequisite: Any University, University/College, preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies This course examines the relationships between food, energy balance, and nutritional status; the nutritional needs of individuals at different stages of life; and the role of nutrition in health and disease. Students will evaluate nutrition-related trends and will determine how food choices can promote food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and develop their social science research skills by investigating issues related to nutrition and health. Enhancement Contribution is $30.00
HFA4C Food and Nutrition, Grade 12, (College)
This course focuses on the relationship between nutrition and health at different stages of life and on global issues related to food production. Students will investigate the role of nutrition in health and disease and assess strategies for promoting food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and refine their ability to use social science research and inquiry methods to investigate topics related to nutrition and health. Prerequisite: Any University, College, or University/College, preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies
HHS4U Families in Canada, Grade 12, (University)
Prerequisite: Any University, University/College, preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada’s diverse society. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships.
HNB4M The World of Fashion, Grade 12, (Mixed – University/College)
This course gives students the opportunity to explore the world of fashion. Students will learn how to create a fashion product using various tools, techniques and technologies while developing their practical skills. Students will learn about various factors that affect the global fashion industry, the needs of specialized markets, and the impact of fibre and fabric production and care. In addition, they will learn about social and historical influences on fashion. Students will apply research skills when investigating aspects of the fashion world. Enhancement Contribution is $30.00. Additional costs will depend upon the other projects that students select.
HSG 3M Gender Studies
This course enables students to explore the social construction of gender. Students will learn about the dynamic nature of gender roles and norms; sexism and power relations; and the impact of representations of women and men in the media, popular culture, and the arts. Students will analyse a range of gender equity issues, including gender-based violence and workplace equity, in both Canadian and global contexts. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to gender equity.
HSB4U Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12, (University)
Prerequisite: Any University or University/College preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies 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. Students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change.
HRT 3M World Religions and Belief Traditions in Daily Life, Grade 11, (University/College)
Prerequisite: CHC 2D or CHC 2P This course provides students with opportunities to explore various world religions and belief traditions. 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. The History department strongly recommends students successfully complete either CHA3U or CHW3M or HRT3M prior to registering in a 4U course of study.