Social science and humanities courses give students essential knowledge and transferable skills

that are applicable in various areas of their lives – in their personal and family lives as well as in

their postsecondary studies and in the workplace. Individual courses provide students with a

foundation for a variety of possible postsecondary destinations: positions in the retail and service

industries; community college programs in community services (including early childhood

education, child and youth work, and developmental services work), creative arts (including

fashion, fashion design, garment construction, and chef training), or business (including human

resources); and university programs in such fields as anthropology, business studies, education,

environmental studies, family studies, food and nutrition sciences, health sciences, human

resources, psychology, philosophy, religious studies, social work, and sociology.


Philosophy: Questions and Theories -HZT4U

Grade 12

This course addresses three (or more) of the main areas of philosophy: metaphysics, logic,

epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics. Students will learn critical thinking

skills, the main ideas expressed by philosophers from a variety of the world’s traditions,

how to develop and explain their own philosophical ideas, and how to apply those ideas to

contemporary social issues and personal experiences. The course will also help students refine

skills used in researching and investigating topics in philosophy.


Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and

humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %