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Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society 

Course Outline (HHS4M1)


This course applies current theories and research from the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and sociology to the study of individual development, family behaviour, intimate and parent–child relationships, and the ways in which families interact within the diverse Canadian society. Students will learn the interpersonal skills required to contribute to the well-being of families, and the investigative skills required to conduct and evaluate research about individuals and families. This course focuses on studio activities in one or more of the visual arts. Students will create art works that explore a wide range of subject matter, and will evaluate art works, providing grounds for their aesthetic judgements. They will also examine historical and cultural contexts of Western art (including Canadian art) and art from various world cultures to support their study of specific media.



The course consists of five units:


Unit One – An Approach to the Study of Individuals and Families

Unit Two – Individuals in a Diverse Society

Unit Three – Intimate Relationships and Marriage in a Diverse Society

Unit Four – Parent Child Relationships in a Diverse Society

Unit Five – Individuals and Families from Mid-to-Late Adulthood


Final Assignment



The final grade will be assessed using the following formula:


Unit Tests/ Quizzes :                     25%

Assignments:                                 45%

Summative Evaluation:                  30%


Achievement Chart


Knowledge/Understanding      25%

Thinking/Inquiry                       25%

Communication                      25%

Application                               25%



More detailed information will be provided about the individual assignments in the days to follow.  Assignments will include:  research reports, questionnaires and surveys, essays, an oral presentation, and a media presentation.


The textbook used is Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society, published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson.



link to curriculum document



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