Family Studies

Courses offered in Family Studies

In Family Studies, students learn hands-on, practical skills that they will use far beyond the classroom. Students in our courses will study nutrition and healthy living, cultural diversity, environmental sustainability or will explore working with infants and young children .

Food And Nutrition

Course Code – HFN2O1

Pathway– Grade 10, Open

Course Description – This course explores the factors that affect attitudes and decisions about food and examines current issues of body image and food marketing. Students learn how to make wise food choices and to prepare foods, and will investigate our Canadian food heritage and food industries, as well as global food issues. The course also introduces students to research skills related to food and nutrition.


Working with Infants and Young Children

Course Code – HPW3C1

Pathway– Grade 11, College

Course Description – This course focuses on the well-being of children in families and community settings. Students will study child behaviour and child development in the context of relationships with parents and others in the community, and will learn through research and by observing and interacting with children. This course prepares students for further study of children, familiarizes them with occupational opportunities related to working with children, and introduces them to skills used in researching and investigating children’s behaviour in response to others.


Nutrition and Health

Course Code – HFA4U1

Pathway– Grade 12, University

Course Description – This course examines various nutritional, psychological, social, cultural, and global factors that influence people’s food choices and customs. Students will learn about current Canadian and worldwide issues related to food, frameworks for making appropriate dietary choices, and food preparation techniques. This course also refines students’ skills used in researching and investigating issues related to food and nutrition.

Prerequisites – ANY U, M or C preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian and World Studies