Human Ecology


Textile Arts & Design 10S (TEX10S) - Course fee $10 (Formerly known as Clothing 10G)
Students will learn basic clothing construction concepts and analyze the creative procedures in design.  This knowledge will be applied to gain skills and experiences through practical application of creativity and design in a textile project of the student’s choice.  There will be a $10 fee for maintenance of machines and incidentals.


Textile Arts & Design 20S (TEX20S) - Course fee $10 (Formerly known as Clothing 20G)
Students will explore the messages various styles of clothing communicate wardrobe planning, and the clothing dollar and its efficient use.  There will be three practical projects.  There will be a $10 fee for maintenance of machines and incidentals.


Textile Arts & Design 30S (TEX30S) - Course fee $10 (Formerly known as Clothing 30G)
Prerequisite:  TEX20S
This course is a continuation of TEX20S.  There will be an additional color design project.  There will be a $10 fee for maintenance of machines and incidentals.


Textile Arts & Design 40G (TEX40S) - Course fee $10 (Formerly known as Clothing 40G)
Prerequisite:  TEX30S
This course is a continuation of TEX30S.  There will be an additional interior design project.  There will be a $10 fee for maintenance of machines and incidentals.

Family Studies 15S (FST15S)

This course to introduces students to the role of caring for infants and toddlers.  Students will gain practical experience in the Infant Centre by assisting the supervision and care of children and performing infant centre duties.  This course will include theory of child care: physical, emotional, and social growth and development of infants and toddlers, health and safety topics, as well as, looking at child care from an Early Childhood Educator prospective.

Family Studies 20S (FST20S)
This course prepares students to understand the nature, function and significance of human relationships.  It includes the study of parenting and the development of children.  Students will learn to do scientific observations, where they will evaluate the development of children.  Prenatal development and pregnancy are also covered in the course. Students will also have an opportunity to take a baby-simulator home, to find out what it is really like to have a child.


Family Studies 30S (FST30S)
Prerequisite: FST20S
This course is a continuation of Family Studies 20S. Students will study children as they mature from birth to three years old. The following topics will be covered: importance of parenting, physical, intellectual, social, emotional and moral growth and development during these years. Students will be required to participate in a practicum where they will spend two weeks in a daycare.


Family Studies 40S (FST40S)
Prerequisite: FST30S
This course seeks to develop an understanding of the relationships between the individual, the family and society and to empower students with the ability and self-understanding for actions essential to their everyday living. This course will involve active classroom participation via discussions, group work and sharing of experiences. The following topics will be covered: understanding ourselves, relationships with others, and marriage.  There will be a practicum with the elderly. 40S students are required to complete 4 independent work projects to receive this credit.


Food and Nutrition 10S (FDN10S) - Course fee $40
The Foods and Nutrition course includes theory and lab work.  The course is an introduction to basic nutrition concepts, kitchen equipment and appliances, food preparation vocabulary and understanding recipes and measuring ingredients.  The students will be preparing food in mandatory group food labs which will develop skills in the planning and presentation of meals.  There will be a $40 fee to cover the cost of cooking labs.


Food and Nutrition 20S (FDN20S) - Course fee $40
This course will emphasize preparing students with skills that will become an integral part of everyday life.  Students will focus on the relationship between eating habits and good health.  The mandatory group food labs will allow students to apply management and decision-making skills to the purchase, preparation and storage of food.  Food portfolios will be done throughout the term.  There will be a $40 fee to cover the cost of cooking labs.


Food and Nutrition 30S (FDN30S) - Course fee $40
Prerequisite:  FDN20S
This course is a continuation of Foods 20S.  Students will gain an understanding of the principles of nutrition and the relationship of nutrition to health and well being. This program will teach skills that will enable students to make optimal use of the food dollar and practice meal planning throughout the mandatory group food labs.  Personal, social and cultural aspects of food will be examined.  Food portfolios will be done throughout the term. There will be a $40 fee to cover the cost of cooking labs.


Food and Nutrition 40S (FDN40S) - Course fee $40
Prerequisite:  FDN30S
This course will prepare students to manage financial, human and environmental resources to meet their food needs.  Much of the emphasis is on student self-directed work.  Students will research a variety of nutritional topics related to society’s changing attitudes, health issues and to cultural aspects of food.  Food portfolios will be done throughout the term.  Students are required to complete mandatory group food labs where they practice skills learned in class.  There will be a $40 fee to cover the cost of cooking lab.