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

Minor courses

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

Mondays 12:00 - 1:50pm or Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:50pm

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 11:00am - 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

TTh 12:30–1:50pm

Explore the power of occupation and its ability to be transformative throughout the lifespan for all individuals.

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 325: The Brain: Mind, Body, and Self

TTh 9:30–10:50am or Wednesdays 6:00–8:50pm

Explore the interactions of neuroscience, cognition and social experiences. Learn how our thought processes and perceptions of others are actually biologically created as a result of the brain engaging with the social world during everyday activities.

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

Wednesdays 3:30–6:20pm

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 350: Disability, Occupations, and the Health Care System

TTh 2:00-3:20pm

Expand your knowledge about managing everyday activities from the perspectives of people living with disabilities. Learn how physical, political and social environments can create opportunities and obstacles in all of our lives.

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.

OT 370: Understanding Autism: Participation Across the Lifespan New course!

MW 2:00-3:20pm

Learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which the CDC now estimates is identified in 1 in 68 children. Discuss representations of ASD in the media, film and TV, and engage in group discussions about health disparities, autistic self-advocacy, neurodiversity and other contemporary perspectives on disability.

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