HSB4U - Challenge and Change in Society

20 Hours

Online - Live Teacher


Course Credit

110 Hours

Course Hours

10 Weeks

Course Length

Grade 12


Class Mode

  • 1 on 1 (One Teacher to One Student)
  • 1 on 2 (One Teacher to Two Students)
  • 1 on 4 (One Teacher to Four Students)
  • ​1 on 6 (One Teacher to Six Students)

Course Detail

This course examines the nature of culture; how cultural identities are acquired, maintained, and transformed; and theories used to analyse cultures. Students will explore world cultures, with an emphasis on the analysis of religious and spiritual beliefs, art forms, and philosophy. They will study the contributions and influence of a range of cultural groups and will critically analyse issues facing ethnocultural groups within Canada and around the world. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to cultural diversity.


Throughout this course, students will:

  1. Exploring: explore topics related to the analysis of social change, and formulate questions to guide their research;
  2. Investigating: create research plans, and locate and select information relevant to their chosen topics, using appropriate social science research and inquiry methods;
  3. Processing Information: assess, record, analyse, and synthesize information gathered through research and inquiry;
  4. Communicating and Reflecting: communicate the results of their research and inquiry clearly and effectively, and reflect on and evaluate their research, inquiry, and communication skills.


By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Foundations for the Study of Social Change: demonstrate an understanding of the major theories, perspectives, and methodologies related to social change;
  2. Causes and Effects of Social Change: demonstrate an understanding of the causes and effects of social change;
  3. Technological Change: demonstrate an understanding of patterns and effects of technological change from a social science perspective.


By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Demographics: demonstrate an understanding of the importance of demographics as a tool for studying social patterns and trends, both nationally and globally;
  2. Forces That Shape Social Trends: demonstrate an understanding of how forces influence and shape social patterns and trends;
  3. Social Deviance: demonstrate an understanding of social science theories about social deviance, and of how various responses to deviance affect individuals and society.


By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Global Inequalities: demonstrate an understanding of how various social structures and conditions support or limit global inequalities;
  2. Globalization: assess the impact of globalizationon individuals and groups;
  3. Exploitation: analyse the impact of unfair or unjust exploitation of people or resources, locally and globally.

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