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) 0487 40S 000
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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Current Course Fees

The 2018-2019 school year is the final year for reporting 0482 Home Economics 10G. The code will end on August 31, 2019. Upon successful completion, the credit will be reported for all students that are currently registered in the ISO 0482 Home Economics 10G course.

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

Access Online

* 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 #5051 Turtle (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 (2019)

Course Code 0487 40S 000

Release Date: July 26, 2019

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Current Course Fees

Option 1 – Class 1562 - This class is open to students 18 years and under.

Tutor/Marker: L. McPherson

Class #1562

Preregistration Information:

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. You are encouraged to review the Course Preview as well as the description before registering for this course. To preview the entire course content prior to registering, Request PDF Reference materials. Once registered, students are required to complete all assignments as written. Substitution of assignments or opting out of assignments will not be permitted.

Option 2 – Class 1566 - This class is open to Adult Students, 18 years or older, not attending a Manitoba school.

Tutor/Marker: L. McPherson

Class #1566

Preregistration Information:

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. You are encouraged to review the Course Preview as well as the description before registering for this course. To preview the entire course content prior to registering, Request PDF Reference materials. Once registered, students are required to complete all assignments as written. Substitution of assignments or opting out of assignments will not be permitted.

The Grade 12 Family Studies course emphasizes the transition from adolensce toward adulthood. In this course, you will learn about developing healthy interpersonal relationships, and about making informed and responsible life-management choices.

You will be introduced to theories of human development and the field of developmental psychology. As you learn about how humans change throughout life, you will also examine the important role environment plays in developing personality, character, and self-concept. You will learn about developing positive human relationships, including intimate relationships, during different phases of adulthood, examining topics such as sexuality, gender, reproduction and contraception.

As you focus on the roles and responsibilities that accompany adulthood, you will examine various sources of stress that affect families and communities and leeearn about strategies to manage them. You will also explore topics related to family finances and employment and the importance of maintaining family-work-life balance. In addition, you will learn about diverse family structures, partner relationships, and parenting situations. Finally, you will learn about some of the challenges facing older adults in Canada, including challenges related to health, relationships, living arrangements, financial situations, and end-of-life care.  

Unit 1: Human Development
Unit 2: Relationships
Unit 3: Diversity of Individuals, Partnerships, and Parenting
Unit 4: Parenthood
Unit 5: Life Stages and Family Responsibilities
Unit 6: Older Adulthood

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments:

  • Assignment 1.1: Identity Formation
  • Assignment 1.2: Personality and Human Development
  • Assignment 1.3 Multiple Intelligences and SMART Goals
  • Assignment 2.1: Resolving Conflict in Relationships
  • Assignment 2.2: Resources for Dealing with Stress or Violince Issues
  • Assignment 3.1: Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Assignment 3.2: Partner Relationships and Parenting
  • Assignment 4.1: Family Finances - Option A OR Option B OR Option C
  • Assignment 5.1: Older Adulthood - Option A OR Option B
75%
Final Exam (Modules 1 to 5) 25%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (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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Resource People

You will need to have access to resource people several times during this course. For two assignments, you will be given two options, one of which will involve interviewing someone:

  • A 4.1, Option A, involves an interview about family finances with someone who has been in the workforce for at least 10 years) e.g., a family friend, a relative, an acquaintance).
  • A 5.1, Option A, involves an interview with someone 60 years of age or older (e.g., a family friend, a relative, someone in your community) about a topic relevant to older adults.

 

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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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Current Course Fees

The 2018-2019 school year is the final year for reporting course code 1118 Family Studies 40S. The code will end on August 31, 2019. Upon successful completion, the credit will be reported for all students that are currently registered in the ISO 1118 Family Studies 40S course.

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

Access Online

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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Current Course Fees

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

Course Preview (Adobe Icon 560 KB)

Current Course Fees

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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