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Social Sciences and Humanities



Food and Nutrition                                                        HFN 1O/HFN 2O                                                      1 Credit

Grade 9/10 Open

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.

Prerequisite: None


Managing Personal and Family Resources                     HIR 3C                                                            1 Credit

Grade 11 College

This course explores how to use human, material, and community resources effectively, and how to make informed choices with respect to clothing purchases, finance, food and nutrition, housing, and transportation.

Prerequisite: None


Managing Personal Resources                                HIP 3E                                                                       1 Credit

Grade 11 Workplace

This 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.

Prerequisite: None


Parenting                                                                       HPC 3O                                                                     1 Credit

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 if the early years to human development. Prerequisite: None


Fashion and Creative Expression                            HNC3O                                                                      1 Credit

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.

Prerequisite: None


Issues in Human Growth and Development                         HHG4M                                                      1 Credit

Grade 12, University/College

This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human development throughout the life cycle, with particular emphasis on enhancing growth and development.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies


Parenting and Human Development                       HPD4E                                                                       1 Credit

Grade 12 Workplace

This course prepares students for occupations involving older children, and for the responsibility of parenting, with emphasis on school-age and adolescent children.

Prerequisite: None


The Fashion Industry                                                   HNB4O                                                                      1 Credit

Grade 12, Open

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.

Prerequisite: None





Challenge and Change in Society                            HSB 4M                                                                     1 Credit

Grade 12 University/College

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.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies



Philosophy: The Big Questions                                 HZB 3O                                                                     1 Credit

Grade 11 Open

This course addresses three (or more) of the following questions: What is a person? What is a meaningful life? What are good and evil? What is a just society? What is human knowledge? How do we know what is beautiful in art, music, and literature?

Prerequisite: None


Philosophy: Questions and Theories                      HZT 4U                                                                      1 Credit

Grade 12 University

This course addresses three (or more) of the main areas of philosophy: metaphysics, logic, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies






World Religions: Beliefs, Issues, and Religious Traditions                 HRT 3M                                    1 Credit

Grade 11 University/College

This course enables students to discover what others believe and how they live, and to appreciate their own unique heritage.

Prerequisite: None


World Religions: Beliefs and Daily Life                 HRF 3O                                                                         1 Credit   

Grade 11 Open

This course introduces students to the range and diversity of world religions, and examines how systems of belief affect individual lives and social relationships.

Prerequisite: None

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