Home Economics – Family Studies

Interpersonal and Family Relationships 11: (MIAFR11)

This introductory course is open for all grade 11 and grade 12 students. It will provide students with a broader understanding of themselves and the people around them. Students will learn how to navigate their current relationships with friends, family, teachers and employers. They will learn about stress management, mental health, and social and cultural biases. Students will have the opportunity to practice and improve their communication and team-building skills. These topics will be explored through guest presenters, class discussions, group projects, and analyzing media and current events. This course will teach students life skills which will improve their personal life, school engagement, and career success.

Family Studies 12: Psychology Focus

This course applies the study of psychology to the analysis of human behaviour. Students will explore the dynamics of relationships, group interactions and the changing roles of individuals and families in today’s society. This information can create a basis for understanding oneself and others better. Topics to be covered include the examination of emotions, stereotypes, prejudice, gender issues, adulthood, and the aging process.  Learning experiences include research assignments, group work, case studies, and popular media reviews.  Students also have an opportunity to “parent the Family Studies babies”.

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