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Gerontological Studies, Center for

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Kricos, P., Director; Bluck, S., Diehl, M., Golant, S., McCrae, C., Marsiske, M., Pienta, A.; West, R.; Undergraduate Coordinator: Kricos, P.

GEY 2010 Introduction to Gerontology.

Credits: 3.

Designed to provide a broad, general introduction to the aging process. Biological, psychosocial, health and applied issues are covered. Required for the minor. (I,S)

GEY 4001 Issues and Concepts in Gerontology.

Credits: 3.

This multidisciplinary overview of the field of aging covers biomedical and health issues, psychosocial factors, applied aspects, and policy issues.

GEY 4905 Independent Study in Gerontology.

Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: instructor approval.

Qualified students and the instructor or supervisor concerned may choose a specific area of study related to aging. The student must submit a written report of the work.

GEY 4930 Special Topics in Gerontology.

Credits: 3; max 12. Course may be repeated with change of content up to 12 credits.

Selected topics in Gerontology; precise course content will be announced in advance. Course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of topics not offered in other courses.

GEY 4949 Community Work in Aging.

Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: permission of Center Director.

Credit is earned through volunteer work with community agencies that have been approved by the Center. These agencies serve older adult clientele or patients and provide a range of services. Students work 45 hours per semester credit earned.

The following courses are also approved for the minor in gerontology. Many are offered in association with other departments (courses vary). Special topics, practicum courses and independent studies related to aging may also apply to the minor with permission.

ANT 4464 Culture and Aging.

Credits: 3. (S) GR-E

DEP 4404 Psychology of Aging.

Credits: 3. (S)

GEO 4431 Shelter and Care Options for U.S. Elderly.

Credits: 3.

HSC 3574 Nutrition Education for Special Populations.

Credits: 3.

LEI 3760 Leisure, Recreation and the Older Adult.

Credits: 3.

OTH 3201 Applied Human Development 2.

Credits: 2.

OTH 4601C Theory and Application: Elders.

Credits: 2.

PHT 3141 Lifespan Development.

Credits: 3.

SYP 4730 Sociology of Aging and Life Course.

Credits: 3. (I,S)

SYP 4731 Aging, Self and Society.

Credits: 3. (I,S)

SYP 4740 Sociology of Death and Survivorship.

Credits: 3.

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