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Family Studies

February 4, 2021

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FAMILY STUDIES 20S | FSTR2S - 1 Credit

The course focuses on decision making around parenting and pregnancy choices, including an examination of teen pregnancy and adolescent sexuality.  Current theories in the areas of human development and early childhood education will also be examined. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in the Reality Works Project by taking home an interactive mechanical doll over one weekend.

FAMILY STUDIES 30S | FSTR3S – 1 Credit 

This course focuses on the relationship of individuals and families within society.  Students will learn how their social environment influences their own development.  Students will also examine how improved communication and problem solving skills enhance the decisions they make today as adolescents and in their future as adults.  In this study of individuals in the family context, students will apply and relate what is learned in the classroom to practicum experiences in elementary school classrooms.

FAMILY STUDIES 40S | FSTR4S - 1 Credit

This course allows students to acquire knowledge about how families function within the broader context of community and society.  Students will focus on how their personal development and relationships in adolescence influence life choices in adulthood. Topics include conflict resolution and violence prevention, mental and emotional well-being, and strategies to build healthy relationships.  Current issues related to the Canadian family will be examined. Students will have the opportunity to build upon theoretical lessons by working in a community-based practicum setting.

Note: the 40S grade 12 course is recognized as a university entrance course.

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