HSB4U – Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12, University/College Preparation


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Prerequisites: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

Course Description: This course 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 analyse how and why cultural, social, and behavioural patterns change over time. They will explore the ideas of social theorists and use those ideas to analyse causes of and responses to challenges such as technological change, deviance, and global inequalities. Students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change.


• Challenge and Change Close to Home

• Challenge and Change in Canadian Society

• Social Justice and Inequality: Changes and Challenges

• Science and Technology: Challenge of Change

• Global Challenge and Change