Why Study the Social Sciences?

Family Studies courses enable students to become informed individuals by connecting the home, family, and society. Students will develop practical life long skills preparing them to become independent and productive citizens.

Possible areas of study include: individual and family development, parenting, food and nutrition, fashion, financial literacy and consumerism as well as the study of relationships.

Students learn through a variety of teaching methods and classroom experiences including hands-on practical tasks, community based projects, individual and group work, guest speakers, field trips, as well as the use of current technology.

Social Sciences & Humanities Courses

GRADE 9 GRADE 10 GRADE 11 GRADE 12
HFN1OI
FOOD &
NUTRITION
HIF2OI
EXPLORING
FAMILY STUDIES
HNC3CI
UNDERSTANDING
FASHION
HFA4CI
NUTRITION &
HEALTH
HPC3OI 
RAISING
HEALTHY CHILDREN
HFA4UI
NUTRITION &
HEALTH
HSP3CI
INTRODUCTION TO
ANTHROPOLOGY,
SOCIOLOGY & PSYCHOLOGY
HHG4MI 
HUMAN
GROWTH & 
DEVELOPMENT
 
HSP3UI
INTRODUCTION TO
ANTHROPOLOGY,
SOCIOLOGY & PSYCHOLOGY
HIP4OI 
PERSONAL
LIFE
MANAGEMENT
   
HSB4UI 
CHALLENGE & CHANGE
IN SOCIETY
   
TFJ4EI 
FOOD SERVICES 
& HOSPITALITY

Enrichment Opportunities

St. Jacobs Farmers Market, Kitchener Market, Stratford Chef School, George Brown College Fashion Show, Ryerson University Fashion Show, Guest Speakers

Related Careers

Social Worker, Physical/Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Family Counsellor, Child & Youth Worker, Personal Support Worker, Early Childhood Educator, Teacher, Professor, Nurse, Family Practitioner, Midwife, Nanny, Nutritionist, Dietitian, Chef, Food Stylist, Health Inspector, Caterer, Food Scientist, Fashion/Costume Designer,  Fashion Retailer/Merchandiser, Seamstress, Interior Decorator/Designer, Stylist, Personal Shopper, Model, Upholsterer, Event Planner, Hair Stylist, Esthetician, Accountant, Human Resources, Public Relations