Course Title: Families in Canada, Grade 12, University Preparation
Course Code: HHS4U
Grade: 12
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in
social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies
Department: Social Sciences

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.

Course Outline
  • HHS4U Unit 1 Overview
  • Accessibility to HHS4U Unit 1 Assignment
  • U1L1 Individual Development (Part 1) (A1.1, B1.1)
  • U1L2 Individual Development (Part 2) (A1.1, B1.1)
  • U1L3 Individual Development (Part 3) (A1.1, B1.1)
  • U1L4 Sex-Based Similarities and Differences (Part 1) (A1.2, B1.2)
  • U1L5 Sex-Based Similarities and Differences (Part 2) (A1.2, B1.2)
  • U1L6 Sex-Based Similarities and Differences (Part 3) (A1.2, B1.2)
  • U1L7 Adult Development (Part 1) (A1.3, B1.3)
  • U1L8 Adult Development (Part 2) (A1.3, B1.3)
  • U1L9 Adult Development (Part 3) (A1.3, B1.3)
  • U1L10 Norms, Values and Expectations Impact On Decisions (Part 1) (A2.1, C1.1)
  • U1L11 Norms, Values and Expectations Impact On Decisions (Part 2) (A2.1, C1.1)
  • U1L12 Norms, Values and Expectations Impact On Decisions (Part 3) (A2.1, C1.1)
  • U1L13 Personal Conflict with Multiple Roles (Part 1) (C1.2)
  • U1L14 Personal Conflict with Multiple Roles (Part 2) (C1.2)
  • U1L15 Impact of Social Institutions (Part 1) (C1.3)
  • U1L16 Impact of Social Institutions (Part 2) (C1.3)
  • U1L17 Demographic Trends for Individuals (Part 1) (D1.1)
  • U1L18 Demographic Trends for Individuals (Part 2) (D1.1)
  • U1L19 Demographic Trends for Individuals (Part 3) (D1.1)
  • U1L20 Impact of Current Social Trends, Issues and Challenges (Part 1) (D1.2)
  • U1L21 Impact of Current Social Trends, Issues and Challenges (Part 2) (D1.2)
  • U1L22 Impact of Current Social Trends, Issues and Challenges (Part 3) (D1.2)
  • U1L23 Demographic Trends for Intimate Relationships (Part 1) (D2.1)
  • U1L24 Demographic Trends for Intimate Relationships (Part 2) (D2.1)
  • Finish and Hand in HHS4U Unit 1 Assignment
  • HHS4U Unit 2 Overview
  • Accessibility to HHS4U Unit 2 Assignment
  • U2L1 Theoretical Perspectives In Intimate Relationships (Part 1) (A2.2, B2.1)
  • U2L2 Theoretical Perspectives In Intimate Relationships (Part 2) (A2.2, B2.1)
  • U2L3 Theoretical Perspectives In Intimate Relationships (Part 3) (A2.2, B2.1)
  • U2L4 Theoretical Perspectives In Intimate Relationships (Part 4) (A2.2, B2.1)
  • U2L5 Attraction and Mate Selection (Part 1) (A2.3, B2.2)
  • U2L6 Attraction and Mate Selection (Part 2) (A2.3, B2.2)
  • U2L7 Attraction and Mate Selection (Part 3) (A2.3, B2.2)
  • U2L8 Social Norms Influence on Intimate Relationships (Part 1) (A3.1, C2.1)
  • U2L9 Social Norms Influence on Intimate Relationships (Part 2) (A3.1, C2.1)
  • U2L10 Social Norms Influence on Intimate Relationships (Part 3) (A3.1, C2.1)
  • U2L11 Marriage-Customs in Culture, Historical Periods, and Religion (Part 1) (A3.2, C2.2)
  • U2L12 Marriage-Customs in Culture, Historical Periods, and Religion (Part 2) (A3.2, C2.2)
  • U2L13 Marriage-Customs in Culture, Historical Periods, and Religion (Part 3)(A3.2, C2.2)
  • U2L14 Marriage-Customs in Culture, Historical Periods, and Religion (Part 4) (C2.2)
  • U2L15 Roles in Intimate Relationships (Part 1) (C2.3)
  • U2L16 Roles in Intimate Relationships (Part 2) (C2.3)
  • U2L17 Roles in Intimate Relationships (Part 3) (C2.3)
  • U2L18 Impact of Social Trends on Intimate Relationships (D2.2)
  • U2L19 Issues on Intimate Relationships (D2.2)
  • U2L20 Challenges of Intimate Relationships (D2.2)
  • U2L21 Avoiding and Responding to Types of Violence and Abuse (Part 1) (D2.3)
  • U2L22 Avoiding and Responding to Types of Violence and Abuse (Part 2) (D2.3)
  • U2L23 Avoiding and Responding to Types of Violence and Abuse (Part 3) (D2.3)
  • U2L24 Avoiding and Responding to Types of Violence and Abuse (Part 4) (D2.3)
  • Finish and Hand in HHS4U Unit 2 Assignment
  • HHS4U Unit 2 Online Test
  • HHS4U Unit 3 Overview
  • Accessibility to HHS4U Unit 3 Assignment
  • U3L1 Current Research Supporting or Contradicting Theories (Part 1) (A3.3, B2.3)
  • U3L2 Current Research Supporting or Contradicting Theories (Part 2) (A3.3, B2.3)
  • U3L3 Current Research Supporting or Contradicting Theories (Part 3) (A3.3, B2.3)
  • U3L4 Functions of Families (Part 1) (A3.4, B3.1)
  • U3L5 Functions of Families (Part 2) (A3.4, B3.1)
  • U3L6 Functions of Families (Part 3) (A3.4, B3.1)
  • U3L7 Differences in Roles in Intimate Relationships (Part 1) (A3.5, C2.4)
  • U3L8 Differences in Roles in Intimate Relationships (Part 2) (A3.5, C2.4)
  • U3L9 Differences in Roles in Intimate Relationships (Part 3) (A3.5, C2.4)
  • U3L10 Social Institutions Affecting Intimate Relationships (Part 1) (A4.1, C2.5)
  • U3L11 Social Institutions Affecting Intimate Relationships (Part 2) (A4.1, C2.5)
  • U3L12 Social Institutions Affecting Intimate Relationships (Part 3) (A4.1, C2.5)
  • U3L13 Factors That Influence Having Children (Part 1) (C3.1)
  • U3L14 Factors That Influence Having Children (Part 2) (C3.1)
  • U3L15 Factors That Influence Having Children (Part 3) (C3.1)
  • U3L16 Caregivers and their Responsibilities (Part 1) (C3.2)
  • U3L17 Caregivers and their Responsibilities (Part 2) (C3.2)
  • U3L18 Caregivers and their Responsibilities (Part 3) (C3.2)
  • U3L19 Social and Economic Changes in Evolution of Familiy (Part 1) (D3.1)
  • U3L20 Social and Economic Changes in Evolution of Familiy (Part 2) (D3.1)
  • U3L21 Social and Economic Changes in Evolution of Family (Part 3) (D3.1)
  • U3L22 Demographic Trends in Parent-Child Relationships (Part 1) (D3.2)
  • U3L23 Demographic Trends in Parent-Child Relationships (Part 2) (D3.2)
  • U3L24 Demographic Trends in Parent-Child Relationships (Part 3) (D3.2)
  • Finish and Hand in HHS4U Unit 3 Assignment
  • HHS4U Unit 4 Overview
  • Accessibility to HHS4U Unit 4 Assignment
  • U4L1 Theoretical Perspective of Family Development (Part 1) (A4.2, B3.2)
  • U4L2 Theoretical Perspective of Family Development (Part 2) (A4.2, B3.2)
  • U4L3 Theoretical Perspective of Family Development (Part 3) (A4.2, B3.2)
  • U4L4 Impact of Caregiving on Family Relationships (Part 1) (A4.3, B3.3)
  • U4L5 Impact of Caregiving on Family Relationships (Part 2) (A4.3, B3.3)
  • U4L6 Impact of Caregiving on Family Relationships (Part 3) (A4.3, B3.3)
  • U4L7 Government Policies Supporting Families (Part 1) (A4.4, C3.3)
  • U4L8 Government Policies Supporting Families (Part 2) (A4.4, C3.3)
  • U4L9 Government Policies Supporting Families (Part 3) (A4.4, C3.3)
  • U4L10 Role of Family in Socialization in Culture and History (Part 1) (C3.4)
  • U4L11 Role of Family in Socialization in Culture and History (Part 2) (C3.4)
  • U4L12 Role of Family in Socialization in Culture and History (Part 3) (C3.4)
  • U4L13 Roles of Children in Family in Culture and History (Part 1) (C3.5)
  • U4L14 Roles of Children in Family in Culture and History (Part 2) (C3.5)
  • U4L15 Roles of Children in Family in Culture and History (Part 3) (C3.5)
  • U4L16 Impact of Social Institutions (Part 1) (C3.6)
  • U4L17 Impact of Social Institutions (Part 2) (C3.6)
  • U4L18 Impact of Social Institutions (Part 3) (C3.6)
  • U4L19 Impact of Current Social Trends for Families (Part 1) (D3.3)
  • U4L20 Impact of Current Social Trends for Families (Part 1) (D3.3)
  • U4L21 Impact of Current Social Trends for Families (Part 3) (D3.3)
  • U4L22 Impact of Violence and Abuse in Family (Part 1) (D3.4)
  • U4L23 Impact of Violence and Abuse in Family (Part 2) (D3.4)
  • U4L24 Impact of Violence and Abuse in Family (Part 3) (D3.4)
  • Finish and Hand in HHS4U Unit 4 Assignment
  • HHS4U Unit 4 Online Test
  • HHS4U Final Project
  • HHS4U Final Exam
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