Applied Gerontology Courses

Applied Gerontology, AGER = 0410

3480. Psychology of Adult Development and Aging. 3 hours. Personality, cognitive, social and sensory-perceptual aspects of development from early adulthood through death. Emphasis is on the development of a comprehensive understanding of the adult portion of the life span. (Same as PSYC 3480.)

4020. Psychology of Death and Dying. 3 hours. Concepts and attitudes concerning death and dying from a psychological perspective; current research on death and dying; development of insights and understanding to prepare the student to interact effectively with people who are terminally ill and their family members. Prerequisite(s): advanced standing and consent of department. (Same as PSYC 4020.)

4060. Leisure and Aging. 3 hours. Develops an awareness of the physiological, psychological, economic and sociological processes of aging that affect leisure behavior and involvement patterns. Development of activity programs for community-based and institution-bound individuals. Prerequisite(s): SOCI/AGER 4550 recommended. (Same as RECR 4060.)

4250. Topics in Gerontology. 1-3 hours. In-depth analysis and discussion of selected significant subjects in aging. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4450. The Family in Later Life. 3 hours. Later stages in the family life cycle are surveyed with emphasis on changing family composition, role transitions and support systems. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1510 or equivalent. (Same as SOCI 4450.)

4550. Sociology of Aging. 3 hours. Emergence of aging as a problem in industrial societies; specific problems and programs relating to older people in American society. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1510 or equivalent. (Same as SOCI 4550.)

4780. Aging Programs and Services. 3 hours. Introduction to the history of social policy in aging; derivations and directions of public policy, interrelationships of agencies; discussion of selected programs and services for the aged.

4840-4850. Studies in Aging Field Practicum. 3 hours each. Field practicum (12 hours per week) in an agency or institution delivering services to the elderly; 170 clock hours in field. Prerequisite(s): senior standing in the applied gerontology program and completion of AGER 3480, 4550 and 4780.

4900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours.

4960. Studies in Aging Institute. 1-3 hours. Selected topics are developed in an institute format and are regularly scheduled. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

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