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SOWK 771 - Psychosocial Approaches to Gerontology

Class Session: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Friday, December 08, 2017

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Instructor: Rita Chou

Note: This course is cross-listed with PSYC 700.

Course Description

Introduction to gerontology from the fields of demography, psychology, sociology, social welfare, and economics.

General Information

Students may be present, either in person or online, for the class sessions on Wednesdays from 5:50 - 8:35 pm on 8/30/17, 10/11/17 and 11/29/17 in Wardlaw College room 116, or may view the class at a later time. For students viewing the class live online, the Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. Students viewing at a later time may visit the Web site; click on the appropriate college/school and then your class link to view lectures. High-speed Internet access is required for Adobe Connect.

Online Session Information

There will be three live online meetings on Wednesdays from 5:50 - 8:35 pm on 8/30/17, 10/11/17 and 11/29/17.

Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(One or more synchronous components will REQUIRE meeting face-to-face or Online).

Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.

.Video Streaming Assistance.

For information on getting started and technical information about streaming video, visit the Media Services Web site.

Information is accurate as of August 15, 2018, 12:42 am (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.

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