Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology - Grade 11, University Preparation - HSP3U1
This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will study topics such as personality development, the meaning of dreams, ways of learning, group formation (gangs, cliques, cults etc.), causes of violence, mental illness etc. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. The students will thus conduct an inquiry of their choice by using the Etobicoke Collegiate community as their sample population. They will conduct research (by using methods such as an experiment or survey, etc.) and present their findings in a report and Social Science Fair. 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.
Prerequisite: The Grade 10 academic course in English or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and World Studies).
Raising Healthy Children - Grade 11, Open - HPC3O1
This course focuses on the skills and knowledge parents, guardians, and caregivers need, with particular emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth, and the early years of human development (birth to six years old). Through study and practical experience, students will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate with them, and effectively guide their early behaviour. Students will develop their research skills through investigations related to caregiving and child rearing. The students will apply these skills in the care of a “Real Baby” (as seen in popular television show, Snookie and Jwoww from Jersey Shore). The project will involve caring for the infant both during the day at school, and at night while at home to understand the needs of infants.