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Family Studies Department 202
Family Studies Department

The Family Studies department covers an array of topics including: food and nutrition, fashion, childcare and general social sciences.  Throughout each semester students learn to view themselves, their families, their communities, and the broader society from different perspectives.  Through practical experience, discussion, debate, research, reflection and the development of critical and creative thinking skills, family studies courses help students become self-motivated problem solvers equipped with the skills and knowledge that  will enable them to face their changing world with confidence.

Currently at Aurora High School, as of the 2017-2018 year, the following courses are being offered:

HIF1O - Exploring Family Studies (Communication, Conflict Resolution, Fashion and Food and Nutrition)​

HFN2O - Food and Nutrition (Food Labs, Exploring Cultural Foods, Food Advertising and Food Safety/Labelling)

HPW3C - Working with Infants and Young Children (Electronic Baby, Childrearing, Pregnancy and Family Life Skills)

HFA4U - Nutrition and Health (Exploring food through science, digestion, nutrients, nutritionist career pathway)

HHG4M - Human Issues in Growth and Development (Psychology, Sociology, Growth over Lifespan, Disease and Pathology)

HHS4U - Families in Canada (Mate Selection, Types of Relationships, Families with Aging children, Sociology and End of life Transitions)


Dawn Uukkivi

Department Head



Shane Beckman

Classroom Teacher




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