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.


  1. Transitions in Society: The Challenge of Change, Oxford University Press, 2002
  2. Purdue Online Writing Lab: APA Formatting and Style Guide, Purdue University, 2013
  3. Science Buddies: Steps of the Scientific Method, 2013
  4. Black Like Me.  John Howard Griffin. Signet, 1961.
  5. Moodle Website


What is HSB4U?

HSB4U is a Grade 12 Challenge and Change in Society course at a university preparation level.

What is the prerequisite course for HSB4U?

Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.

How long does it take to complete the HSB4U online course?

You can complete HSB4U as quickly as 4 weeks, or take as long as 5 months


  1. HSB4U:

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