Distance Learning

Independent Study Option

Home Economics/Family Studies/Psychology

The Independent Study Option offers the following levels in Home Economics. Please list the Subject Code, Subject Designation, and the ISO Designation on the application to identify the course(s) required.

Course Name Subject Code Subject Designation ISO Designation
Grade 9 Home Economics (10G) 0482 10G 001
Grade 12 Family Studies (40S) 1118 40S 002
Grade 12 Psychology (40S) 1010 40S 001A
Grade 12 Psychology (40S) 1010 40S 001B

Each listing of a subject name is followed by a unique 10-digit code made up of three parts:

  • Subject code. A 4-digit number that identifies each subject.
  • Subject designation. A 3-character code that identified the grade and level of a course.
  • ISO designation. A 3-digit number that identifies the course version.

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Grade 9 Home Economics (10G) 1 credit (2010)

Course Code 0482 10G 001

Class # 1494

Tutor/Marker: K. Blandford

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This course specializes in hands-on learning experiences through the integration of skills and knowledge that can be applied to authentic work and home/life situations. It is structured as follows:

Module 1: Nutrition and Food

  • to encourage students to make positive behavioural changes in their diet and lifestyle
    through practical application of theoretical knowledge.

Module 2: Family Studies

  • to provide students with the opportunity to reflect on decisions that affect relationships and their own well-being throughout life.

Module 3: Clothing and Textiles

  • to provide students with the opportunity to learn about clothing and textiles.
    Discussion topics include clothing messages, wardrobe planning, and the construction, care, and selection of clothing.

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 35%
Projects 45%
Exam 20%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

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* If a hard copy is required, please contact the DLU.

Purchase from the Manitoba Learning Resource Centre

Select one of the following hand sewing kits. Please allow 2-3 weeks delivery time for kit to arrive.

  • MLRC Stock #14674 Volleyball – red/white (beginner)
  • MLRC Stock #5047 Soccer ball - black/white (beginner)
  • MLRC Stock #14672 Wee Bear – teddy (intermediate)
  • MLRC Stock #14673 Homer – dog (advanced)

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Some of the content and issues pertaining to Grade 9 Home Economics (10G) may be sensitive for some students and their parents/families and/or communities. This sensitive content is contained in one lesson. Students have the choice of completing this lesson or an alternate one which does not contain sensitive content.

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Grade 12 Family Studies (40S) 1 credit (2011)

Course Code 1118 40S 002

Class # 1324

Tutor/Marker: L. McPherson

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The purpose of this course is threefold:

  • To help you understand yourself and your family situations
  • To help you appreciate the variety and diversity among families today
  • To make you more conscious of the personal decisions you must make
    throughout your life and of the societal influences that affect those decisions

Many people re-examine their decisions about family throughout the course of the lives, continually reassessing and re-evaluating their relationships. The best way to make decisions about our personal lives is to make ourselves aware of the facts and statistics of family life issues. This course is intended to educate students on the many alternatives available in life. It is structured as follows:

Unit 1: Development
Unit 2: Personal Development
Unit 3: Relationships and Life Choices
Unit 4: Parenthood
Unit 5: Diversity in Families
Unit 6: Aging

For every person, the home, peers, church, school, and community are primary sources of values. However, the media provides a mixed and confusing array of beliefs and choices. Educators, parents, families, and communities have new challenges as they help students to deal with contentious issues locally and globally. These issues include sexuality, reproduction, and diversity in families. It is important for students to have the knowledge and skills to make responsible choices now and for the future.

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 75%
Final Exam 25%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

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Some of the content and issues pertaining to Family Studies (40S) may be sensitive for some students and their parents/families and/or communities. This sensitivity may be based on family, religious, and/or cultural values.

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Grade 12 Psychology (40S) 1 credit (2013)

Course Code 1010 40S 001A

Class # 1364

Tutor/Marker: K. Dunlop

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This course is open to new registrations during the months of January, March, May, July, September or November. For new registrations in the months of February, April, June, August, October or December register in class 1365.

This course introduces students to the major topics found in the field of psychology. Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. It uses the scientific method to discover ways of understanding the complexities of human thought and behavior, as well as differences among people. Studying psychology gives students lifelong skills such as dealing with issues proactively, solving problems, learning, and nurturing healthy relationships.

Psychology is a complex subject area. The material in this course is general in nature and is not intended to be applied to specific situations. If after reading material from this course you have questions or concerns please seek further information from a physician, professional counsellor or other support services.

The course is divided into 5 modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Psychology and Research Methods
  • Module 2: Biopsychological Theme
  • Module 3: Developmental Psychology
  • Module 4: Cognitive Psychology
  • Module 5: Variations in Individual and Group Behaviour

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 60%
Midterm Exam (modules 1 - 3 ) 20%
Final Exam (modules 4 and 5) 20%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

Practice Exams and Answer Keys (also available in Blackboard)

Sensitive Content/Module Exemptions
Some of the content and issues pertaining to Grade 12 Psychology may be sensitive for some students and their parents/families and/or communities. This sensitive content is contained in Module 4 - Topic 4, lesson 8 (Drugs and Dependency) and Module 5. All modules must be completed to receive this credit from the Distance Learning Unit.

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Grade 12 Psychology (40S) 1 credit (2013)

Course Code 1010 40S 001B

Class # 1365

Tutor/Marker: R. Garton

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This course is open to new registrations during the months of February, April, June, August, October or December. For new registrations in the months of January, March, May, July, September or November register in class 1364.


This course introduces students to the major topics found in the field of psychology. Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. It uses the scientific method to discover ways of understanding the complexities of human thought and behavior, as well as differences among people. Studying psychology gives students lifelong skills such as dealing with issues proactively, solving problems, learning, and nurturing healthy relationships.

Psychology is a complex subject area. The material in this course is general in nature and is not intended to be applied to specific situations. If after reading material from this course you have questions or concerns please seek further information from a physician, professional counsellor or other support services.

The course is divided into 5 modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Psychology and Research Methods
  • Module 2: Biopsychological Theme
  • Module 3: Developmental Psychology
  • Module 4: Cognitive Psychology
  • Module 5: Variations in Individual and Group Behaviour

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 60%
Midterm Exam (modules 1 - 3 ) 20%
Final Exam (modules 4 and 5) 20%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

Practice Exams and Answer Keys (also available in Blackboard)

Sensitive Content/Module Exemptions
Some of the content and issues pertaining to Grade 12 Psychology may be sensitive for some students and their parents/families and/or communities. This sensitive content is contained in Module 4 - Topic 4, lesson 8 (Drugs and Dependency) and Module 5. All modules must be completed to receive this credit from the Distance Learning Unit.

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