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Relationship to the Curriculum

Opting to participate in Guatemala 2014 will partially fulfill the requirements of HOCS 405 Occupational Justice II for occupational therapy majors. HOCS 405 is the second in a two-part series of courses entitled Occupational Justice I and Occupational Justice II. Both courses are required in partial fulfillment of the concentration in Human Occupation Studies which is a pre-requisite to the Master of Occupational Therapy Program.

In HOCS 405 Occupational Justice II students are required to complete a service learning project and log 30 hours in the field – 20 direct contact hours and 10 nondirect hours. Students going to Guatemala will conduct their 20 hours of direct contact in Guatemala and their 10 hours of nondirect contact prior to, during, and after the trip experience.

For Guatemala 2014 student participants, HOCS 405 Occupational Justice II has a co-requisite of SPAN 258 Language & Culture in Guatemala. The Spanish course will be offered during Summer Intercession 2014.



Follow these 3 easy steps:

  • Submit all required forms and a $100.00 non-refundable deposit to the Department of Occupational Therapy.

  • Obtain and complete Study Abroad Approval Form from the Department; procure all required signatures (student, advisor, dean, director)

  • Take the Study Abroad Approval Form to the Register’s Office and register for the following two classes both of which will be capped for enrollment at 18 students:

      • SPAN 258 Language & Culture in Guatemala (3 credit hours) during Summer Intercession 2013

      • HOCS 405 Occupational Justice II (3 credit hours) during Summer Session I 2013.

Processing of Credits and Syllabi

Credits for both courses will be processed late Summer or latest by semester-end Fall 2014 when all course requirements for each have been completed. when all course requirements for each have been completed. The most recent syllabi from the three courses can be reviewed from these links: HOCS 323 Occupational Justice, HOCS 405 Occupational Justice II, SPAN 258 Guatemala Language and Culture. Enjoy perusing the syllabi as you look forward to all the learning.




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