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Social Studies and Humanities
HFN2O
FOOD NUTRITION - 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. 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.

HNC3O
FASHION CREATIVE EXPRESSION - 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 fibers 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; develop research skills as they explore the evolution of fashion and its relationship to society, culture, and individual psychology.

HIR3C
MANAGING PERSONAL AND FAMILY RESOURCES - College Prep.


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. Students will learn about the dynamics of human interaction; how to make responsible choices in their transition to postsecondary education and careers; and strategies to enable them to manage time, talent, and money effectively. This course also introduces students to skills used in researching and investigating resource management.

HPC3O
PARENTING - 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 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; have practical experiences with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and will learn skills in researching and investigating questions relating to parenting.

HPW3C
LIVING AND WORKING WITH CHILDREN - College Prep.


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.

HFA4M
FOOD AND NUTRITION SCIENCES - Univ./College Prep.


Prerequisite: Any U, M or C course in Social Science Humanities or English or Can. 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 & nutrition.

HHS4M
INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY - Univ./College Prep.


Prerequisite: Any U, M or C course in Social Science Humanities, or English or Can. 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.