Surveys origins and diffusion of civilization from antiquity to the late fifteenth century.Emphasizes environmental and cross-cultural influences on the development of the major civilizations of Eurasia Africa and the Americas. Develops critical thinking and communication skills by analyzing, evaluating and summarizing historical data.
The history of the OT profession will be described, including founding principles, key figures in the development of the profession, founders of OT in the United States and the history of the practice of OT throughout the United States beginning with the Reconstruction Aides. Key dates, events and philosophical underpinnings will be outlined, particularly the move from holism through the rehabilitation movement following World War II and the effect of technology on practice in the US. The OT Practice Framework will be introduced. 3-0-3
This General Education Core course surveys major themes in the history of work in America, focusing on how economic, technological and political changes have transformed the nature of work in America. Course readings explore industrialization, the emergence of mass production and modern management, the history of worker organizations, the decline of manufacturing and rise of a service economy, and the impact of globalization on work in America. Throughout the course, students consider connections between changes in the workplace and broader social and political developments, including changing gender roles and the civil rights movement.