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Riverside Secondary School
Social Sciences

Social Sciences


Department Head: Mr. B. Yamamoto
Mrs. H. Cox
Mrs. M. Huffman


HHS 4M - Individuals And Families In A Diverse Society
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 the wellbeing of families, and the investigative skills required to contribute to the well-being of families, and the investigative skill required to conduct and evaluate research about individuals and families.
HPW 3C - Living And Working With Children
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 skill used in researching and investigation children's behaviour in response to others.
NOTE: Students will be required to purchase a workbook.
HLS 3O - Living Spaces And Shelter
This course analyses how different types of living spaces and forms of shelter meet peoples physical, social, emotional, and cultural need and reflect society's values, established patterns of living, and economic and technological developments. Students will learn how to make practical decisions about where to live and how to create functional and pleasing environments, and will explore occupational opportunities related to housing and design. They will also learn skills used in researching and investigation living accommodations and housing.
NOTE: Students will be required to purchase a workbook.
HNC 3O - Fashion And Creative Expression
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 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 it's relationship to society, culture, and individual psychology. NOTE: Students will be required to purchase sewing supplies for one unit.
HFN 2O - Food and Nutrition
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.
HFA 4M - Food And Nutrition Sciences
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 peoples 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 investigation issues related to food and nutrition.
HSP 3M - Introduction To Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology
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 perspective and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues that have captured the interest of classical and contemporary social scientists the three disciplines.