SOC230 Intro to Gerontology
Introduces current practice, programs, and policies in the field of gerontology. Addresses professional standards of practice and service delivery, as well as advocacy and policy directions, from a person-directed perspective, responsive to social inequalities and cultural diversity. Recommend: Introductory sociology course or instructor permission. Prerequisites: WR115, RD115, and MTH20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).
Distance Education: Web Course Information
- From the Instructor:
- SOC230 Introduction to Gerontology is required for the AAS Degree in Gerontology and the Gerontology Certificate (44 credit). It also fulfills Social Science General Education and cultural literacy requirements. The course focuses on aging practice and policies, including housing and communities, care and caregiving, health and healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, the Older Americans Act, work and retirement, death and dying, and more. Assignments include an Applied Research Project. Required text: Moody and Sasser's Aging: Concepts and Controversies, 7th edition (also used for SOC223. Note that this is the last term the 7th edition will be used. The 8th edition will be used in the Winter 2015 term). The course will be available for login by 9am, Monday, January 6th. Go to https://my.pcc.edu and click on the Desire2Learn login. Do the online orientation if you are new to distance learning and D2L. You can also attend the optional Gerontology Term Orientation later on Monday, from 5 to 7pm in SCB104 on the Sylvania Campus.
- Course Specific Requirements:
- While this is an online course, I offer some optional in-class meetings that will be recorded, with a videostream later posted to the online course. Check the Course Calendar for scheduled meeting dates, which will all be held in TCB107, 7-8:30pm, Tuesday evenings. Tentatively, class meetings will be held on Weeks 1, 2, 4, 6, and 9. Contact me for questions about this course or for advising (if you are a Gerontology student): firstname.lastname@example.org, 971-722-4077.
- Web Technical Requirements:
- Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
- Students with Disabilities:
- Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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Instructor: Jan L Abushakrah
Notes: Community-Based Learning. See CIP for optional campus mtgs.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Sylvania