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GERO: Generations and Diversity in Aging

Course Number: 10544210
Credits: 3.00

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Course Description

10-544-210 GERO: GENERATIONS AND DIVERSITY IN AGING … focus on aging population demographics, attitudes toward aging, how elements of diversity impact behavior, and generational characteristics. .Emphasis is on diversity amongst older adults, including but not limited to how race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, social class, community location, and religious affiliation and spirituality relate to healthy, successful, and optimal aging. (Prerequisite: 10-544-204, Social Gerontology)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

Length of Course

Course Competencies

  1. Apply elements of diversity to aging
  2. Compare attitudes towards aging and older adults across cultures
  3. Differentiate generational characteristics
  4. Describe how sexual orientation and gender identity impact aging experiences
  5. Explain how the elements of diversity may affect behavior
  6. Interpret demographics and characteristics of older adults in the United States
  7. Interpret how spirituality positively impacts one's aging experience
  8. Assess the implications of aging with physical and / or cognitive disabilities within our society
  9. Contrast health beliefs, health behaviors, health inequities and service use across cultures