Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Introduces age-related health issues in social and cultural context. Includes the social structuring of age, health and illness; demographics and patterns of health and illness of diverse older adults; issues related to medical and healthcare services; health and long-term care policy and programs. 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 ).

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4.00

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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
 
42220 Web 26-Sep-2016 thru 17-Dec-2016
Instructor: Mike A Faber
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact the department at 971-722-4289.
 

Course details: CRN 42220

From the Instructor:

SOC231 Sociology of Health and Aging 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 provides an introduction to age related health issues in social and cultural contexts. Topics include the social structuring of age, health and illness; demographics and patterns of health and illness of older adults; issues related to medical and healthcare services; and health and long-term care policy and programs. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Go to https://my.pcc.edu and click on the Desire2Learn login. Students new to distance learning and D2L are required to complete the Online Orientation to D2L. Students are encouraged to attend the Fall Term Gerontology Orientation on Monday, September 26th, from 5 to 7pm in TCB107. The orientation will also be recorded.

Course Specific Requirements:

Because this is an online course, I communicate with students via our D2L course and via email listed in the course class list and via michael.faber@pcc.edu. Check the Course Calendar for scheduled assignment dates and deadlines, and use either email address to let me know if/when we need to confer by telephone. Please feel free to contact me by email with any questions about this course.

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