HSB4U Challenge & Change in Society – Grade 12 (University)
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies
GRADE: 12 (University)
AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Social Sciences and Humanities
UNIT ONESocial Science Research and Inquiry Skills
- In this unit, students will learn about APA formatting and the social science inquiry model. Students will learn how to propose a research question and formulate a hypothesis. Students will also learn about social science field work.
UNIT TWOFoundations for the Study of Social Change
- In this unit, students will be introduced to psychology, sociology and anthropology. Students will learn how different cultures and changes in society are studied in these fields. Students will examine different schools of thought within these fields, as well as define theories of change.
UNIT THREECauses and Effects of Social Change
- In this unit, students will learn about influential leaders who have changed the world. Students will also take a closer look at the effects of social conformity and alienation on social change. Students will also take a look at the effects of poverty and affluence on social change as well as the effects of technology.
UNIT FOURSocial Patterns and Trends
- In this unit, students will examine demographics and social determinants. Students will discuss two examples of the theories that consider how the era a person is born in influences social change. Students will investigate social trends and the Canadian census as well as examine social deviance from various perspectives.
UNIT FIVEGlobal Social Challenges
- In this unit, students will examine social challenges related to the global distribution of wealth and resources. Students will discuss theories of globalization and its effects on the world. Students will investigate inequality and the exploitation of various peoples and nations from a variety of perspectives.
FINAL EXAMProctored Exam
- This exam is the final evaluation of HSB4U online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.
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