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Grade 12
PHILOSOPHY: QUESTIONS and THEORIES – HZT 4U

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. ​

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian and World Studies.

 

FAMILIES IN CANADA - HHS 4C

Do you enjoy learning about the Canadian family or see a future in Education or Social Work? 

This course enables students to develop an understanding of social science theories as they apply to individual development, the development of intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will explore a range of issues relating to the development of individuals and families in contemporary Canadian society as well as in other cultures and historical periods. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child roles and relationships in Canada. 

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college or college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian and World Studies.

 

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN- HHG4M

This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human development throughout the lifespan. Students will learn about a range of theoretical perspectives on human development. They will examine threats to healthy development as well as protective factors that promote resilience. Students will learn about physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from the prenatal period through old age and will develop their research and inquiry skills by investigating issues related to human development. ​

Prerequisite: any university, university/college or college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian an World Studies.

 

NUTRITION AND HEALTH- HFA 4U

This course examines the relationships between food, energy balance, and nutritional status; the nutritional needs of individuals at different stages of life; and the role of nutrition in health and disease. Students will evaluate nutrition-related trends and will determine how food choices can promote food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repetoire of food-preparation techniques, and develop their social science research skills by investigating issues related to nutrition and health. 

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian and World Studies.

Note:  There is a fee associated with this course.

 

CHALLENGE AND CHANGE IN SOCIETY – HSB 4U

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. They will explore the ideas of social theorists and use those ideas to analyse causes and responses to challenges such as technological change, deviance, and global inequalities. Students will explore ways to which social science research methods can be used to study social change. 

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian and World Studies.

 

WORKING WITH SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS- HPD 4C

​​This course prepares students for occupations involving school-age children and adolescents. Students will study a variety of theories about child behaviour and development, and will have opportunities for research and observation and for practical experiences with older children. Students will become familiar with occupational opportunities and requirements related to working with older children and adolescents. They will develop research skills used in investigating child and adolescent behaviour and development. 

Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in the  Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian World Studies.

Note: There is a fee associated with this course.

 

HE WORLD OF FASHION- HNB 4M

This course gives students the opportunity to explore the world of fashion. Students will learn how to create a fashion product using various tools, techniques and technologies while developing their practical skills. Students will learn about various factors that affect the global fashion industry, the needs of specialized markets, and the impact of fibre and fabric production and care. In addition, they will learn about social and historical influences on fashion. Students will apply research skills when investigating aspects of the fashion world. 

Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies. 

There is a fee associated with this course.

 

FASHION TECHNOLOGY 12 – (2 credits with prerequisites)

The World of Fashion 12 – HNB 4M and Technological Design (Apparel Design Emphasis) - TDP 4M

This course provides a historical perspective on fashion and design, exploring the origins, influence and importance of fashion as an expression of national, cultural, religious and personal identity. Students will learn about the facets of the Canadian fashion industry, including both large-scale and small entrepreneurial enterprises, and its worldwide links, as well as gaining practical experience in garment design, production and care. This course also refines students' skills used in researching and investigating various aspects of the fashion industry.

This course further develops the skills and techniques developed in Fashion Technology 11 with a strong emphasis on practical sewing applications. This course will appeal to the student interested in tailoring and fashion design. Project work will include advanced construction techniques, industrial sewing machine use and advanced pattern alteration. There is a two or four credit co-operative education opportunity available to prepare students for employment.

Prerequisites: HNC 3C1 and TDJ 3M1.