Gerontology (GERO) Undergraduate Course Descriptions
GERO 208. Introduction to Gerontology [Goal 5] (Diversity)
Exploration of the processes of aging; introduction to issues of aging in contemporary society. A core course for the gerontology minor. 3 Cr. F, S.
GERO 444. Internship
3-12 Cr. F, S.
Gerontology (GERO) Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students
GERO 405/505. Aging and Diversity [Goal 5] (Diversity)
The intersection of factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, culture, class, sexual orientation, geographic location, physical ability with aging. 3 Cr. F.
GERO 411/511. Aging Policy and Programs
The federal, state and local framework of services and programs for the aging. 3 Cr. F.
GERO 415/515. Women and Aging [Goal 5] (Diversity)
Position of older women in society and issues that are unique to women as they age. 3 Cr. S.
GERO 425/525. Dementia and Aging
The nature, causes and treatment of dementia in later life, including concerns for family, caregiving and community practice. 3 Cr. F.
GERO 430/530. Elder Law
Issues facing advocates and their clients regarding elder law. Elder rights and public policy and the role of society. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
GERO 435/535. Aging and Housing Options
Housing needs of older persons and housing options available to them. Issues of working with older persons in a variety of housing settings. 3 Cr. S.
GERO 440/540. Seminar
Analysis of issues or topics in the field of aging. A specific topic will be selected each time the course is offered. May be repeated. 1-3 Cr. DEMAND.
GERO 465/565. Health and Aging
Physiological and cognitive processes of human aging within context of environmental, societal and lifestyle factors which promote healthy aging. Prereq.: 208 or permission of instructor. 3 Cr. S.
GERO 470/570. Global Aging
Aging as a global phenomenon. Demographic trends, historical influences and lived experience. Focus on intersection of gender, ethnicity, geography, and class. 3 Cr. DEMAND.