PCC / Class Schedule / Spring 2015: Credit / Sociology /

SOC230 Intro to Gerontology

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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: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 21416

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, 8th edition (also used for SOC223). The course will be available for login by 12:00am, Monday, March 30th. Go to https://my.pcc.edu and click on the Desire2Learn login. You are welcome to attend the optional Gerontology Term Orientation later on Monday, from 5 to 7pm in TCB107 on the Sylvania Campus (check schedule for any changes).
Course Specific Requirements:
While this is an online course, I offer five optional in-class meetings that will be recorded, with a videostream later posted to the online course. These meetings will all be held in TCB107, 7:00-8:20pm, Tuesday evenings in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8. Contact me for questions about this course or for advising (if you are a Gerontology student): jabushak@pcc.edu, 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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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 21416 - 30-Mar-2015 thru 13-Jun-2015
Instructor: Jan L Abushakrah
Notes: Community-Based Learning. See CIP for course information.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Sylvania