New Courses of Interest in Occupational Science and Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science is offering some new courses of interest starting in spring 2013!

OT 251: Across the Lifespan – Occupations, Health and Disability (4 units)

Course Description: Exploration of the transformative power of occupation throughout the lifespan for all individuals.

*Note* OT 251 counts toward the pre-professional courses required for the OT program; it does not count toward the OS Minor.

http://web-app.usc.edu/soc/20131/ot-251

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OT 355: Occupational Reconstructions and Social Transformations (only 2 units!)

Course Description: The use of occupations (meaningful, purposeful activities) to restore identity, agency, health, wellbeing, skills, political power to populations in problematic situations, such as wars and natural disasters.

http://web-app.usc.edu/soc/20131/ot-355

Also, OT 360 is a highly recommended course for spring 2013!

OT 360: Creating the Self Through Narrative – Acts of Life Story Production (4 units)

Course Description: Analysis of life stories, life histories, and testimonies in social interactions, texts, and films. Life stories are an occupation to re-create the "Self" in response to conflict and change.

http://web-app.usc.edu/soc/20131/ot-360

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