SOCI 2353 N1

Community Development with the Rural Elderly

The identification of effective community development strategies for working with and for older persons and their families. Four main population groups are studied: the independent elderly, the dependent (institutionalized) elderly, those from non-English speaking cultures, and older women. Emphasis is placed on the differences between rural and urban communities. Social policy programmes are examined in terms of their impact on community development.

Instructor: Jeanette Auger
Prerequisites:
  6h from Soci 1006, 1106 or 6 hours from 1013/1023/1033/1113 or equivalent unless otherwise noted. 2353 is open to those registered in the Health Sciences Option without the usual prerequisites.
Course Type: Online; Continuous-intake. Register anytime and learn at your own pace


In this participatory action/practicum course, you'll participate in, evaluate, or develop programs and services in your community through one of three major projects:

  1. A practicum placement working with rural elders in a community setting
  2. An evaluation of a community development project or program
  3. Development of a service or program for elders in your community 


The course will also explore social inclusion, the differences between rural and urban communities, and effective community development strategies.