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Mrs. J. Carney - Family Studies

Mrs. J. Carney graduated from Western University with an Honors Degree in Interdisciplinary Family Studies. As a mother of 3, avid baker and aspiring hobby farming "homesteader" she is passionate about family studies education.  



FAMILY STUDIES:

Family Studies is a multifaceted course of study that covers many different aspects of family life - from parenting, food and nutrition, clothing and textile care, resource management/finance, to relationships and communication.  Students taking these courses will be given opportunities for hands-on learning to better prepare them to take care of themselves, take care of others and better understand the functions of families in Canada.   

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FAMILY STUDIES COURSE OFFERINGS: 

Grade

Course Name

Course Code

Content

9

Exploring Family Studies

HIF1O

Students will work on understanding their growth and development and how to acquire the skills needed to make the transition to adulthood.  We will explore practical skills related to daily life- communication and conflict management, food and nutrition, budgeting, clothing and textile care, parenting and childcare. Students will explore the way families function and the diversity found within our society.

10

Food and Nutrition

HFN2O

Students will learn guidelines for making nutritious food choices and have opportunities to develop food-preparation skills . Students will investigate factors that influence food choices, including beliefs, attitudes, current trends, traditional and cultural 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. 

11

Raising Healthy Children

HPC3O

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. 

12

Families in Canada (*Virtual)

HHS4U(V*)

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 our diverse society. 




Ms. A. Marion - Social Science


Ms. A. Marion graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Degree in Psychology.  Her passion to understand human behaviour,  make sense of social injustice and explore the meaning of life makes social science courses a dream for her to teach. 

SOCIAL SCIENCES: 


Students taking social science courses develop a critical lense through which they can respond with respect to increasingly complex, multifaceted issues in our diverse society.  This provides students with essential knowledge and transferable skills applicable to their personal and family lives, as well as to their postsecondary studies, the workplace and the world they live in. 



SOCIAL SCIENCES COURSE OFFERINGS:

 

Grade

Course Name

Course Code

Content

11

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology

HSP3C

This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines.

11

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology

HSP3U

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. 

12

Challenge and Change in Society

HSB4U

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 analyze how and why cultural, social, and behavioural patterns change over time.

12

Philosophy: Questions and Theories

HZT4U

This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply their knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy. Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. They will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy.

12

Equity and Social Justice: From Theory to Practice (*Virtual)

HSE4M(V*)

This course enables students to develop an understanding of the theoretical, social, and historical underpinnings of various equity and social justice issues and to analyze strategies for bringing about positive social change. Students will learn about historical and contemporary equity and social justice issues in Canada and globally. They will explore power relations and the impact of a variety of factors on equity and social justice. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to an equity or social justice issue.