HSP3U: Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology - Grade 11

Credit Value:


Course Description:

This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines.


The Grade 10 academic course in English, or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies)

Ministry Policy Documents:

The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 to 12: Social Sciences and Humanities (revised, 2013)

Text Resources:

All resources provided and referenced within the modules are available online

Required Software/Equipment:

At a minimum, students should have access to:

  • computer
  • Internet connection (high speed is preferable since some demonstrations and lessons may take a long time to download on a dial-up connection)
  • media player (to view streaming video) generally a free download, if not already included with Internet Explorer
  • word processing software, such as Corell Suite, Open Office, or Star Office
  • graphing software, such as QuattroPro or Microsoft Excel
  • graphics software, where the product can be saved in a standard format like .jpg or .gif
  • other media hardware like a scanner, camera / digital camera, microphone, video / digital video camera (not necessary to have all, but should have some)