University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Redesigning Lives Globally
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Occupational Science Minor Courses

Minor courses

Discover the future of healthy living today!

OT 220: Introduction to Occupational Therapy* Just 2 units!

Mondays 12:00 - 1:50pm, Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:50pm, or Thursdays 5:00-6:50pm
Learn how to make the most of your college life and create a healthy living environment to maximize your potential.

*This 2-unit course is provided for students interested in learning more about occupational science without completing the full OS Minor. OT 220 is not available for credit towards the minor.

OT 250: Introduction to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

TTh 11:00 - 12:20pm or TTh 3:30 - 4:50pm
What you choose to do or not do, instant by instant, day by day, and year by year, shapes who you will become and how healthy you will be. Develop your expertise in life design, beginning with your own.

OT 251: Across the Lifespan: Occupations, Health and Disability

Wednesdays 3:30-6:20 pm
Explore the power of occupation and its ability to be transformative throughout the lifespan for all individuals.

OT 300: Occupational Expressions of Diverse Identities and Lifestyles

TTh 9:30-10:50am or Wednesdays 6:00-8:50pm
When you participate in activity every day, you create, manage, shift and mold your identity. Learn how activities, identity, society and culture all combine in the construction of you.

OT 310: Creativity Workshop Just 2 units!

Mondays 10:00-11:50 am, Wednesdays 12:00-1:50pm or Fridays 10:00 - 11:50am
Explore your creative side while you discover what you have in common with famous writers, cartoonists, performers, and artists.

OT 333: Sports Ethics

MW 10:00-11:50 am
Every day in the news we hear about ethical dilemmas involving sports and athletes. Critically examine ethical issues central to the world of sport, such as fair play, cheating, performance-enhancing drugs, gene doping and women’s sports equality.

OT 340: Occupational Foundations of Human-Animal Interaction New course!

MW 2:00-3:20 pm or MW 3:30-4:50 pm
Learn why a dog really is man’s best friend. Explore how interactions with companion animals can expand human capacity for action and contribute to health and well-being.

OT 355: Occupational Reconstructions and Social Transformations Just 2 units!

Wednesdays 10:00-11:50am
Occupations can help motivate and restore hope after war or natural disaster. Examine issues of human rights and how meaningful activities are important to identity, agency, health and political power in the wake of tragedy.

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