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Course Description for HSB4U Grade 12 Challenge and Change in Society Online Course

HSB4U 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.

Summary of Units and Timelines for Grade 12 HSB4U

Below is the suggested sequence of course unit delivery as well as the recommended number of hours to complete the respective unit. For complete details of targeted expectations within each unit and activity, please see each Unit Overview found in the HSB4U course profile.

Unit Order

Unit Name

Suggested Time

Unit 1

Social Change

33 hours

Unit 2

Social Patterns & Trends

33 hours


Mid Semester Point


Unit 3

Global Social Change

34 hours



10 hours



Total: 110 hours

Grade 12 Challenge and Change in Society-HSB4U

  • Courses are not refundable. You may change your course within 7 days of purchase with no extra charge.

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