OT 205 Occupation: Theories and Perspectives I, 3 credits

This course studies the nature of occupation and the occupational nature of human beings. It is an exploration of the biological, psychological, social and cultural elements of occupational behavior. It will analyze the impact of occupation on the evolution of the individual, motivation, autonomy, a sense of competence, social efficacy, role learning, quality of life and adaptation styles. Students will study the dimension and characteristics of human occupation including the real and symbolic aspects and the performance imperatives of various occupations. Through a series of laboratory experiences in the classroom and community, students will expand their personal occupational repertoire, leadership skills and understand a framework for occupational analysis using their own experience as a point of reference.

Prerequisite: OT 103