Families in Canada, Grade 12, University Preparation (HHS4U)

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Course Title : Families in Canada, Grade 12, University Preparation (HHS4U)
Course Name : Families in Canada
Course Code : HHS4U
Grade : 12
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)

Course Description

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.

28 hours
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.

27 hours
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.

27 hours
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.

25 hours
Final Evaluation

The final assessment task is a three hour exam worth 30% of the student’s final mark.

3 hours
Total 110 hours