Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Explores the diversity of individual and population aging and their consequences for individuals, families, communities and societies, through a life course and social change perspective. 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 20979

From the Instructor:
SOC223 Sociology of Aging is required for the AAS Degree in Gerontology and several Gerontology Certificates. It also fulfills the Social Science General Education and Cultural Literacy requirements. The course takes a life course perspective on the aging process. Assignments include a Life Stories Project. Required text: Moody's Aging: Concepts and Controversies, 8th edition (also used for SOC230) The course will be available for login by 12:00am, Monday, March 28th. Go to my.pcc.edu and click on the Desire2Learn login, or login directly to http://online.pcc.edu. You are encouraged to attend the optional Gerontology Spring Term Orientation later on Monday, from 5 to 7pm in TCB107 on the Sylvania Campus.
Course Specific Requirements:
This course is offered in an online format only, but there are 4 optional class meetings on Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:50 pm in SY TCB107 in Weeks 1, 3, 5, and 8. These are not required, but provide a great value. The meetings are video-recorded and a videostream of the class is posted in the week's course unit. Standard prerequisites apply. Contact Jan with questions about this course or for Gerontology advising: jabushak@pcc.edu, 971-722-4077.
Web Technical Requirements:
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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.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
20979 WEB » - 28-Mar-2016 thru 11-Jun-2016
Instructor: Jan L Abushakrah
Notes: Community-Based Learning. See CIP for course information.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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