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Grade 11

WORKING WITH INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN – HPW 3C1

Do you enjoy working with children or see a future career in Early Childhood Education, Child Care or Health Care? 

This course prepares students for occupations involving children from birth to six years of age. Students will study theories about child behaviour and development, and will have opportunities for research and observation and for practical experiences with young children. Students will become familiar with occupational opportunities and requirements related to working with infants and young children. They will also have opportunities to develop research and critical-thinking skills as they investigate and evaluate research about childhood education. 

Prerequisite: None

 

RAISING HEALTHY CHILDREN – HPC 301

Do you want to become a parent or caregiver someday?

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 development needs of young children, communicate with them, and effectively guide their early behaviour. Students will develop their research skills through investigations related to caregiving and child rearing. ​

Prerequisite: None

Note:  There is a fee associated with this course.

 

FOOD AND CULTURE- HFC 3M

This course focuses on the flavours, aromas, cooking techniques, foods, and cultural traditions of world cuisines. Students will explore the origins of and developments in diverse food traditions. They will demonstrate the ability to cook with ingredients and equipment from a variety of cultures, compare food-related etiquette in many countries and cultures, and explain how Canadian food choices and traditions have been influenced by other cultures. Students will develop practical skills and apply social science research methods while investigating foods and food practices from around the world. 

Prerequisite: None

​Note: There is a fee associated with this course.

 

UNDERSTANDING FASHION – HNC 3C

This course introduces students to the world of fashion. Students will gain an understanding of theories related to fashion trends and how culture, media, fashion cycles, retailing, and social and environmental factors influence fashion trends and consumer behaviour. Students will use various tools, technologies, and techniques safely and correctly to create fashion items. In addition, students will apply knowledge of fibres, fabrics, and the elements and principals of design when creating and assessing fashion-related products. Students will develop research skills as they investigate topics related to fashion. 

As this is a beginner sewing skills class, students will be expected to complete a variety of creative expression projects. The development of techniques will be emphasized throughout this course and the projects have been chosen to allow the student to develop the skills for these techniques in which they can build on in the grade 12 World of Fashion course (HNB 4M)

Prerequisite: None

Note:  There is a fee associated with this course.Students must be prepared to spend money on fabric and notions that will become their sewing projects.

 

INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY – HSP 3U

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. ​

Prerequisite: The grade 10 academic course in English, or the grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and World studies)

 

PHILOSOPHY: THE BIG QUESTIONS – HZB 3M

​This course encourages exploration of philosophy's big questions, such as: What is a meaningful life? What separates right from wrong? What constitutes knowledge? What makes something beautiful? What is a just society? Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they identify and analyse the responses of philosphers to the big questions and formulate their own responses to them. Students will explore the relevance of philosophical questions to society and to their everyday life. They will develop research and inquiry skills as they investigate various topics in philosophy. 

Prerequisite: None

 

FASHION TECHNOLOGY 11 - HNC 3OM

Understanding Fashion 11 – HNC 3C and Technological Design (Apparel Design Emphasis) -  TDP 3M (2 credits)

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. Students will develop research skills as they explore the evolution of fashion and its relationship to society, culture, and individual psychology. As this is a beginner sewing skills class, students will be expected to complete a variety of creative expression projects. The development of techniques will be emphasized throughout this course and the projects have been chosen to allow the student to develop the skills for these techniques in which they can build on in the Fashion Technology 12 course. There is a two credit co-operative education opportunity available to prepare students for employment.

Prerequisite: None

Note: There is a fee associated with this course. Students must also be prepared to spend money on their major projects, notions, additional materials and sewing supplies.