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Social Sciences and Humanities

Family Studies....An Option for You! Family Studies courses give you the opportunity to study topics that are related to daily living. Topics include relationships, human development, decision making, communication, food preparation, parenting, nutrition and MUCH MORE!!

Choose Food & Nutrition as an option in grade 9 and eat your way to a credit! You will have opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills in a food lab setting that is not only one of the largest in the District School Board of Niagara but is also wheelchair accessible. Don't miss out on these opportunites to prepare yourself for independence and a successful

Everything I Learned about Life I Learned in Family Studies!

  • I learned to create, solve problems, and interact constructively
  • I discovered the power of wise choices
  • I learned to cooperate, console, cope and care
  • I discovered the top ten food list should not include pop and chips
  • I learned that independence is more than living alone and that communication is more than talk
  • I discovered that self-image is learned and can be unlearned
  • I learned how to build character, not be one
  • I discovered that family is precious regardless of size or status
  • I learned that I am unique and that you are special!

Food and Nutrition

Food and NutritionFood and Nutrition, Grade 9, Open (HFN1O)

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.

Prerequisite: None 

Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society

Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society, Grade 12, University/College (HHS4M)

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.

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

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, University/College (HSP3M)

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 perspectives and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues that have captured the interest of classical and contemporary social scientists in the three disciplines.

Prerequisite: None


Parenting, Grade 11, Open (HPC3O)

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

Prerequisite: None