|Course Title :||Families in Canada, Grade 12, University Preparation (HHS4U)|
|Course Name :||Families in Canada|
|Course Code :||HHS4U|
|Course Type :||University Preparation|
|Credit Value :||1.0|
|Prerequisite :||Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies|
|Curriculum Policy Document:||Social Science and Humanities, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12, 2013 (Revised)|
This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada’s diverse society. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships.
Outline of Course Content
|Unit Titles and Descriptions||Time and Sequence|
|Unit 1: Introduction to the Family and Research Methods
In this unit, students will learn about social factors that have influenced the historical evolution of the family and how different social factors have influenced the historical evolution of the family. Students will further learn about is the purpose of family. They will also learn how to begin the social science research process.
|Unit 2: The Development of Individuals
In this unit students will learn what personal factors influence individual development and how reliable and valid sources of information are determined.
|Unit 3: The Development of Intimate Relationships
By the end of this unit, students will demonstrate an understanding of the what personal factors influence the development of intimate relationships, in what ways research findings can be authentically summarized and when it is appropriate to paraphrase or summarize academic research.
|Unit 4: The Development of Families
In this unit, students will learn how personal and social factors influence the development of families, what personal factors influence the development of families and in what ways academic research ca effectively communicated.
The final assessment task is a three hour exam worth 30% of the student’s final mark.