HHS4C College Preparation
Families in Canada

Course Summary

Subject Area Subject: Social Sciences and Humanities

Grade 12

Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

1 Credit

4 Units, 29 learning activities

This course enables students to develop an understanding of social science theories as they apply to individual development, the development of intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will explore a range of issues relating to the development of individuals and families in contemporary Canadian society as well as in other cultures and historical periods. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child roles and relationships in Canada.

Course outline

Learning Activity 1 The family dynamic

Learning Activity 2 Psychodynamic perspectives

Learning Activity 3 Nature versus nurture


Learning Activity 4 Theoretical perspectives in the study of the family

Learning Activity 5 Socialized gender roles and expectations

Learning Activity 6 Theories of mate selection

Learning Activity 7 Building relationships

Learning Activity 8 Types of families

Learning Activity 9 Multimedia project