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
HSB4U online focuses on the use of social science theories, perspectives, and methodologies to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society. Students will critically analyze how and why cultural, social, and behavioural patterns change over time. They will explore the ideas of social theorists and use those ideas to analyze causes of and responses to challenges such as technological change, deviance, and global inequalities. In HSB4U online, students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change.
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 examine patterns of social change.
UNIT THREEFocus on Anthropology
- In this unit, students will focus on anthropology. Students will learn about how anthropologist study different cultures and how they study change in a society. Students will examine different anthropological schools of thought as well as the different anthropological theories of change.
UNIT FOURFocus on Psychology
- In this unit, students will focus on psychology. Students will examine psychological approaches to change and examine the different schools of thought in psychology including the psychoanalytic school of thought. Students will also examine various psychological theories of change.
UNIT FIVEFocus on Sociology
- In this unit, students will focus on sociology. Students will examine sociological approaches to change and examine the different schools of thought in psychology including the Structural-Functionalism school of thought. Students will also examine various sociological theories of change.
Unit SixCauses 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 SEVENSocial 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.
- This project is one of the final evaluations of HSB4U online. This project will be worth 15% of the final grade.
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. There are three options for taking the exam:
- WRITE EXAM AT BLYTH ACADEMY CAMPUS: If you live close to a Blyth Academy Campus, or if you attend a Blyth Academy Campus, you can take your exam there. Once inside the exam scheduling interface, please click Login/Create Account. Check for an available time and date at the campus of your choosing. The earliest available date will be open within the next 3-5 business days. You cannot book an exam in more than one campus or multiple times at the same campus. You will receive an automatic confirmation email with next steps and exam information. You can cancel and reschedule anytime using the same link.
- ARRANGE YOUR OWN PROCTOR: If you want to arrange a proctor yourself, you can do that. The proctor will need to be approved by us and will need to supervise the exam at his or her place of work, or at a public place such as a library. Some libraries and study centres offer this service themselves. The proctor must be approved by us and must be a working professional (eg teacher, doctor, businessperson, and must provide a work email address for correspondence (no Gmail, Hotmail, etc.). Please note that the final exam cannot be proctored by a family member or by a tutor for that specific subject. Once inside the exam scheduling interface, please click Login/Create Account. Select Arranging My Own Proctor and proceed to schedule your exam.
- USE EXAMITY PROCTORING SERVICE: For a fee of 22 USD*, students can arrange to take their exam in the comfort of their own home, at any time, on any day. Please select Examity Exam in the exam section of your course to set up your Examity profile and schedule your exam. Exams must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. *Price is subject to change.
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