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Welcome to Social Science, Business, and Canadian and World Studies! The staff and students at SRB are passionate about the world we live in and love learning about ourselves, fellow Canadians, and people and places all over the world. Our department offers a wide range of courses to choose from including French Immersion courses. If you are a student, or the parent of a student, preparing for the work place, university, or college experience our department will be an enjoyable part of your journey!

 

Programs

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

 

 

HFN 2O 

HSP 3C/U/UF 

HFA 4C/U

 

 

 

 

HHS 4U

       

HZT 4U

 

HFN2O (Food and Nutrition, Grade 10, Open): This course explores the factors that affect attitudes and decisions about food, examines current issues of body image and food marketing, and is grounded in the scientific study of nutrition. Students will learn how to make informed food choices and how to prepare foods, and will investigate our Canadian food heritage and food industries, as well as global food issues. The course also introduces students to research skills related to food and nutrition.

HSP3C (Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11):  This course introduces students to theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students learn about approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to apply theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current issues within the three disciplines.

 

HSP3U(F) (Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11):  This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science, and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines.

 

HFA4C (Nutrition and Health, Grade 12): This course focuses on the relationship between nutrition and health at different stages of life and on global issues related to food production. Students will investigate the role of nutrition in health and disease and assess strategies for promoting food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and refine their ability to use social science research and inquiry methods to investigate topics related to nutrition and health.

 

HFA4U (Nutrition and Health, Grade 12): This course examines the relationships between food, energy balance, and nutritional status; the nutritional needs of individuals at different stages of life; and the role of nutrition in health and disease. Students will evaluate nutrition-related trends and will determine how food choices can promote food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and develop their social science research skills by investigating issues related to nutrition and health.

HHS4U (Families in Canada, Grade 12): 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.

 

HZT4U (Philosophy: Questions and Theories, Grade 12, University Preparation): This course addresses three or more of the main areas of philosophy: metaphysics, logic, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics. Students will learn critical-thinking skills, the main ideas expressed by philosophers from a variety of the world's traditions, how to develop and explain their own philosophical ideas, and how to apply those ideas to contemporary social issues and personal experiences. The course will also help students refine skills used in researching and investigating topics in philosophy.

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