Course Title: Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12, University Preparation
Course Code: HSB4U
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 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 analyse 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 of and responses to challenges such as technological change, deviance, and global inequalities. Students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change.

Course Outline
  • HSB4U Unit 1 Overview
  • Accessibility to HSB4U Unit 1 Assignment
  • U1L1 Major Theories in Social Change (Part 1) (A1.1, B1.1)
  • U1L2 Major Theories in Social Change (Part 2) (A1.1, B1.1)
  • U1L3 Major Theories in Social Change (Part 3) (A1.1, B1.1)
  • U1L4 Psychological, Social, Material or Cultural Conditions (Part 1) (A1.2, B1.2)
  • U1L5 Psychological, Social, Material or Cultural Conditions (Part 2) (A1.2, B1.2)
  • U1L6 Psychological, Social, Material or Cultural Conditions (Part 3) (A1.2, B1.2)
  • U1L7 Major Social Science Methodologies and Research Design (Part 1) (A1.3, B1.3)
  • U1L8 Major Social Science Methodologies and Research Design (Part 2) (A1.3, B1.3)
  • U1L9 Major Social Science Methodologies and Research Design (Part 3) (A1.3, B1.3)
  • U1L10 Population Trends in Canada (Part 1) (A2.1, C1.1)
  • U1L11 Population Trends in Canada (Part 2) (A2.1, C1.1)
  • U1L12 Population Trends in Canada (Part 3) (A2.1, C1.1)
  • U1L13 Demographic Change (Part 1) (C1.2)
  • U1L14 Demographic Change (Part 2) (C1.2)
  • U1L15 Demographic Change (Part 3) (C1.2)
  • U1L16 Significance of Immigration in Canadian Society (Part 1) (C1.3)
  • U1L17 Significance of Immigration in Canadian Society (Part 2) (C1.3)
  • U1L18 Significance of Immigration in Canadian Society (Part 3) (C1.3)
  • U1L19 Key Provisions of Human Right Issues in Agreements (Part 1) (D1.1)
  • U1L20 Key Provisions of Human Right Issues in Agreements (Part 2) (D1.1)
  • U1L21 Key Provisions of Human Right Issues in Agreements (Part 3) (D1.1)
  • U1L22 Understanding Various Types of Discrimination (Part 1) (D1.2)
  • U1L23 Understanding Various Types of Discrimination (Part 2) (D1.2)
  • U1L24 Understanding Various Types of Discrimination (Part 3) (D1.2)
  • Finish and Hand in HSB4U Unit 1 Assignment
  • HSB4U Unit 2 Overview
  • Accessibility to HSB4U Unit 2 Assignment
  • U2L1 Influential Canadian Leaders Contributions to Social Change (Part 1) (A2.2, B2.1)
  • U2L2 Influential Canadian Leaders Contributions to Social Change (Part 2) (A2.2, B2.1)
  • U2L3 Influential Canadian Leaders Contributions to Social Change (Part 3) (A2.2, B2.1)
  • U2L4 Factors Creating Resistance to Change (Part 1) (A2.3, B2.2)
  • U2L5 Factors Creating Resistance to Change (Part 2) (A2.3, B2.2)
  • U2L6 Factors Creating Resistance to Change (Part 3) (A2.3, B2.2)
  • U2L7 Creating Social Change (Part 1) (A3.1, B2.3)
  • U2L8 Creating Social Change (Part 2) (A3.1, B2.3)
  • U2L9 Trends and Socio-Economic Factors (Part 1) (A3.2, C2.1)
  • U2L10 Trends and Socio-Economic Factors (Part 2) (A3.2, C2.1)
  • U2L11 Culture, Tradition and Language Influence on Social Trends (Part 1) (C2.2)
  • U2L12 Culture, Tradition and Language Influence on Social Trends (Part 2) (C2.2)
  • U2L13 Culture, Tradition and Language Influence on Social Trends (Part 3) (C2.2)
  • U2L14 Population Mobility Shaping Social Patterns and Trends (Part 1)(C2.3)
  • U2L15 Population Mobility Shaping Social Patterns and Trends (Part 2) (C2.3)
  • U2L16 Population Mobility Shaping Social Patterns and Trends (Part 3)(C2.3)
  • U2L17 Summarize Statistics on Literacy Rates (Part 1) (D1.3)
  • U2L18 Summarize Statistics on Literacy Rates (Part 2) (D1.3)
  • U2L19 Socio-Economic Conditions and Poverty (Part 1) (D1.4)
  • U2L20 Socio-Economic Conditions and Poverty (Part 2) (D1.4)
  • U2L21 Socio-Economic Conditions and Poverty (Part 3) (D1.4)
  • U2L22 Arrangements Between Governments and Corporations (Part 1) (D2.1)
  • U2L23 Arrangements Between Governments and Corporations (Part 2) (D2.1)
  • U2L24 Arrangements Between Governments and Corporations (Part 3) (D2.1)
  • Finish and Hand in HSB4U Unit 2 Assignment
  • HSB4U Unit 2 Online Test
  • HSB4U Unit 3 Overview
  • Accessibility to HSB4U Unit 3 Assignment
  • U3L1 Conformity, Alienation and Social Change (Part 1) (A3.3, B2.4)
  • U3L2 Conformity, Alienation and Social Change (Part 2) (A3.3, B2.4)
  • U3L3 Conformity, Alienation and Social Change (Part 3) (A3.3, B2.4)
  • U3L4 Relationships of Poverty, Affluence and Social Change (Part 1) (A3.4, B2.5)
  • U3L5 Relationships of Poverty, Affluence and Social Change (Part 2) (A3.4, B2.5)
  • U3L6 Relationships of Poverty, Affluence and Social Change (Part 3) (A3.4, B2.5)
  • U3L7 Impact of Social Change on Individuals in Canada (Part 1) (A3.5, B2.6)
  • U3L8 Impact of Social Change on Individuals in Canada (Part 2) (A3.5, B2.6)
  • U3L9 Impact of Social Change on Individuals in Canada (Part 3) (A3.5, B2.6)
  • U3L10 Changes in the Nature of Work in Canada (Part 1) (A4.1, C2.4)
  • U3L11 Changes in the Nature of Work in Canada (Part 1) (A4.1, C2.4)
  • U3L12 Changes in the Nature of Work in Canada (Part 1) (A4.1, C2.4)
  • U3L13 Key Ideas of Major Social Science Theories (Part 1)(C3.1)
  • U3L14 Key Ideas of Major Social Science Theories (Part 2)(C3.1)
  • U3L15 Key Ideas of Major Social Science Theories (Part 3)(C3.1)
  • U3L16 Summarize and Interpret Statistics (Part 1) (C3.2)
  • U3L17 Summarize and Interpret Statistics (Part 2) (C3.2)
  • U3L18 Summarize and Interpret Statistics (Part 3) (C3.2)
  • U3L19 Roles of Transnational Organizations (Part 1) (D2.2)
  • U3L20 Roles of Transnational Organizations (Part 2) (D2.2)
  • U3L21 Roles of Transnational Organizations (Part 3) (D2.2)
  • U3L22 Impact of Globalization on Canadian Society (Part 1) (D2.3)
  • U3L23 Impact of Globalization on Canadian Society (Part 2) (D2.3)
  • U3L24 Impact of Globalization on Canadian Society (Part 3) (D2.3)
  • Finish and Hand in HSB4U Unit 3 Assignment
  • HSB4U Unit 4 Overview
  • Accessibility to HSB4U Unit 4 Assignment
  • U4L1 Technological Changes Effects on Individuals (Part 1) (A4.2, B3.1)
  • U4L2 Technological Changes Effects on Individuals (Part 2) (A4.2, B3.1)
  • U4L3 Technological Changes Effects on Individuals (Part 3) (A4.2, B3.1)
  • U4L4 Technologies Effect on Social Structures and Interactions (Part 1) (A4.3, B3.2)
  • U4L5 Technologies Effect on Social Structures and Interactions (Part 2) (A4.3, B3.2)
  • U4L6 Technological Advances and Cultural Adaptations (Part 1) (A4.3, B3.3)
  • U4L7 Technological Advances and Cultural Adaptations (Part 2) (A4.4, B3.3)
  • U4L8 Technological Advances and Cultural Adaptations (Part 3) (A4.4, B3.3)
  • U4L9 Deterrence Used in Institutions and Societies (Part 1) (A4.4, C3.3)
  • U4L10 Deterrence Used in Institutions and Societies (Part 2) (C3.3)
  • U4L11 Deterrence Used in Institutions and Societies (Part 3) (C3.3)
  • U4L12 Relationships Between Social Panic and Attention (Part 1) (C3.4)
  • U4L13 Relationships Between Social Panic and Attention (Part 2) (C3.4)
  • U4L14 Relationships Between Social Panic and Attention (Part 3) (C3.4)
  • U4L15 Deterrence of Social Deviance and Civil Liberties (Part 1) (C3.5)
  • U4L16 Deterrence of Social Deviance and Civil Liberties (Part 2) (C3.5)
  • U4L17 Effects of Unfair Exploitation (Part 1) (D3.1)
  • U4L18 Effects of Unfair Exploitation (Part 2) (D3.1)
  • U4L19 Government Policies Resulting in Unjust Exploitation (Part 1) (D3.2)
  • U4L20 Government Policies Resulting in Unjust Exploitation (Part 2) (D3.2)
  • U4L21 Government Policies Resulting in Unjust Exploitation (Part 1) (D3.2)
  • U4L22 Environmental Changes Resulting From Fossil-Fuel Resources (Part 1) (D3.3)
  • U4L23 Environmental Changes Resulting From Fossil-Fuel Resources (Part 2) (D3.3)
  • U4L24 Environmental Changes Resulting From Fossil-Fuel Resources (Part 3) (D3.3)
  • Finish and Hand in HSB4U Unit 4 Assignment
  • HSB4U Unit 4 Online Test
  • HSB4U Final Project
  • HSB4U Final Exam
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