Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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 11739

From the Instructor:
Hi! I'm Jan Abushakrah, the instructor for this course, as well as the Gerontology Program Chair and Advisor! 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 12am, Monday, January 4th. Go to https://my.pcc.edu and click on the Desire2Learn login. You can also attend the optional Gerontology Term Orientation later on Monday, from 5 to 7pm in TCB107 on the Sylvania Campus. See the GRN Monday Calendar for other events on Mondays throughout the term.
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. I plan to hold these meetings in TCB107, 5:30-7pm, Tuesday evenings in Week 1 (1/5), Week 3 (1/19), Week 5 (2/2), and Week 8 (2/23). Check News Items on the Course Homepage for any changes from the posted schedule. Contact me for questions about this course or for advising (if you are or want to be a Gerontology student): jabushak@pcc.edu, 971-722-4077.
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
11739 WEB » - 04-Jan-2016 thru 19-Mar-2016
Instructor: Jan L Abushakrah
Notes: Integrated Community-Based Learning - www.pcc.edu/cbl
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Sylvania