Social Science and Humanities
Social Science and Humanities courses (formerly known as Family Studies) start in Grade 11 at Catholic Central High School. This department offers a wide variety of courses which students love and often pursue in their post-secondary careers. The courses in Social Science and Humanities cover a wide range of options from highly academic to highly hands on.
Course Offerings Grade 11
Anthropology/Sociology/Psychology (HSP3U) is an introductory course to the social science disciplines of anthropology, psychology and sociology. Students explore different theories, schools of thought and ideas through a hands-on experimental approach.
Raising Healthy Children (HPC3O) is an open level course that focuses on the skills and knowledge parents and caregivers need, with a focus on maternal health, pregnancy, birth and the development of the child from infancy to age 6. The opportunity to practice the skills learned with a baby simulator is a very interesting part of the course.
Working with Infants and Young Children (HPW3C) Working with Infants and Young Children prepares students for occupations involving children from birth to six years of age. Child development theories are studied and opportunities for practical experiences with young children occur.
Course Offerings Grade 12
Families in Canada (aka Sociology) (HHS4U)
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. This course is at the university level. Students will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships.
Human Development throughout the Lifespan (aka Psychology) (HHG4M)
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.
Working With School-Age Children and Adolescents (HPD4C)
This course prepares students for occupations involving school-age children and adolescents. Students will study a variety of theories about child behaviour and development, and will have opportunities for research and observation and for practical experiences with older children. Students will become familiar with occupational opportunities and requirements related to working with older children and adolescents. They will develop research skills used in investigating child and adolescent behaviour and development.