Family Studies 12

Course Info
Course Title: 
Family Studies 12 Paper
Grade Level: 
Course Format: 
L Heise
Course Description

The Family Studies course offered at FVDES consists of 2 units:

  • Families in Society
  • Interpersonal and Family Relationships
No. Exams: 
Supervised Exams: 

Families in Society Source File 

DVD: Families in Society 

DVD: Interpersonal & Family Relationships 

Foundation Skills Package 

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Course Modules: 

Unit Overview - Families in Society


The aim of Families in Society is to provide a broad overview of Families in a Changing World; Living in a Family; Facing Family Challenges; and Career Opportunities. Students examine how changes in society impact the definition of family and the functions of the family, as well as explore family trends in Canada and family customs and traditions in different cultures. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of family members, family values, and the influence of family dynamics. Students will also understand the economic, social, and emotional issues facing families today and practical strategies for coping with those challenges. Students will conclude this course be researching careers associated with the family in society.


The Families in Society unit is based on the Family Studies 10-12 Integrated Resource Package. This unit is structured as follows:

Section 1: Families in a Changing World

Section 2: Living in a Family

Section 3: Facing Family Challenges

Course Project: The Family and Career


Unit Exam

Unit Overview - Interpersonal and Family Relationships


The aim of Interpersonal and Family Relationships is to provide students with a broad overview of how relationships form and change. Students will explore a variety of relationships, including work relationships, friendships, and committed relationships, as well as examine how these relationships evolve or end. This course will also provide an overview on effective communication, wellness, and safety in interpersonal relationships. Students will examine the variety of ways people communicate and describe components of healthy and unhealthy relationships. They will conclude this course by researching careers associated with interpersonal and family relationships.

The Interpersonal and Family Relationships unit is based the Family Studies 10-12 Integrated Resource Package. This unit is structured as follows:

Section 1: Effective Communication

Section 2: Relationships

Section 3:Wellness and Safety in Interpersonal Relationships

Course Project: Careers, Family, and Relationships


Unit Exam

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