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GERO: Intro to Gerontology

Course Number: 10544201
Credits: 3.00

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Course Description

10-544-201 GERO: INTRO TO GERONTOLOGY ...provides an opportunity for the student to develop greater awareness and appreciation for aging. Topics addressed include demographic, biological, psychological, and social aspects of the aging process as well as careers within the field of aging.

Course Typically Offered

  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring

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Course Competencies

  1. Relate the interdisciplinary nature of gerontology to various career pathways
  2. Interpret the effects of the changing population demographics
  3. Correlate societal stereotypes with ageist attitudes
  4. Differentiate between the normal and abnormal physical changes associated with aging
  5. Examine the importance of various relationships in older adults' lives
  6. Investigate the financial lifestyle of later years
  7. Explore living environment options for older adults
  8. Analyze mental health as it relates to aging
  9. Explore the role of an elder caregiver
  10. Explore death, dying, and bereavement