This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2019 to April 2020.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2019-2020, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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HED 111.3: Family Ecosystem

An introduction to the study of families from a family ecosystem perspective. This explores personal and familiar relationships, individual and collective relationships with the environment, decisions about developing and allocating resources, and the local, national and global impact of these decisions.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


HED 142.3: Consumer

An introduction to the study of individual and family consumer decision making. Involves a study of: advertising and other factors which influence consumer decision making; consumer rights and responsibilities; the reciprocal influence between the consumer and the marketplace; and the impact of consumerism locally, nationally, and globally.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


HED 222.3: Family Living Environments

An introduction to family housing environments. Involves a study of: housing alternatives for Canadians; housing needs regarding basic shelter; safety; finances; handicaps; special needs; housing policies; aesthetics; culture; personal expression; and the relationship among housing, family, and the environment.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 3 Practicum/Lab hours


HED 223.3: Contemporary Clothing and Textile Consumption

An introduction to the consumption of clothing and textiles. Involves a study of common textiles and finishes used in apparel and the home, fibers, yarns, and fabric construction, performance and care, factors affecting selection including economic, socio-psychological, cultural, aesthetic, wardrobe planning, apparel construction and fit, special needs and marketplace options.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 3 Practicum/Lab hours
Note: Costs in addition to tuition will apply to this course.


HED 232.3: Personal and Family Financial Management

A study of the economic resources of individuals and families. Income, wealth, employee benefits, credit, mortgages, pensions and wills are examined along with issues related to financial security, income assistance and budgeting. Spending decisions of a family at the various stages of the family will also be examined.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


HED 313.3: Family and Technology

A sociotechnology model is used to examine household use and impact of technology from past to present, the relationship among family, technology and society, current issues/concerns regarding technology and the family; and strategies to enable individuals and families make more informed decisions regarding household technologies.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 3 Practicum/Lab hours
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry Program must complete EFDT 101.3; ECUR 163.3 or ECUR 164.3 or ECUR 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3; EPSE 202.3.


HED 431.3: Management of Family Time and Food Resources

An exploration of the decisions that individuals and families make about developing and allocating time and food resources. Involves an understanding of concepts such as goals, resources, planning, decision-making, implementing; changing family resource management concerns over the life cycle; and specific management concerns for different family structures.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 3 Practicum/Lab hours
Prerequisite(s): HED 111, 222, 223, and 232.
Prerequisite(s): Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry Program must complete EFDT 101.3; ECUR 163.3 or ECUR 164.3 or ECUR 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3; EPSE 202.3.