Aging Studies Minor

Program Requirements

Core

Required Core - Choose 3 Credit(s).

This course will answer the question Why should I care about getting old when I am young? through an exploration of the life course perspective, service learning opportunities, and written reflection and exploration.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Gold

This course will answer the question Why should I care about getting old when I am young? through an exploration of the life course perspective, service learning opportunities, and written reflection and exploration.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Gold

Health Core - Choose 3 Credit(s).

Cross-cultural examination of healing traditions, health beliefs and the impact of social, economic and political factors on the health of peoples in different cultures around the world and among diverse ethnic groups within culturally plural societies, including the United States.

Prerequisites: none

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Emphasis is placed on the biomedical aspects of aging and chronic disease. The course is designed for students majoring in biology, gerontology programs, or other health related programs.

Prerequisites: BIOL 100 or BIOL 105 

This course investigates the physical and mental health concerns of the aging process. Explores specific health problems confronting older persons, and examines preventive health behaviors and health maintenance practices.

Prerequisites: none

Social and Behavioral Science Core - Choose 6 Credit(s).

A cross-cultural examination of the aging process, status, and treatment of elders around the world.

Prerequisites: ANTH 101, ANTH 230, or ANTH 220, or consent 

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Aging process and development during the adult years; psychology and psychological concerns of the aging individual; dealing with death.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101

Social and social-psychological focus in later life. Problems and prospects of growing old in the United States.

Prerequisites: SOC 101 

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Study of the structure of human response to death, dying, and bereavement in their socio-cultural, interpersonal, and personal context. Formation of children's perception of death, functions of the funeral, euthanasia, and suicide are among the topics to be discussed.

Prerequisites: none

Service delivery issues and social work practice with older persons, their families and communities.

Prerequisites: none

Required Internship - Choose 3 Credit(s).

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Prerequisites: Consent 

For students following plan of study for nursing home administration licensure only. Prereq: by application and consent only

Prerequisites: by application and consent only 

Electives

Please note that students may not take both SOC 405: Sociology of Death and HLTH 441: Death Education for credit toward this Minor.

Elective Credits - Choose 6 Credit(s).

The system approach to analyzing family situations to make decisions and correlate resources in the resolution of family managerial problems. Emphasis on the application of managerial skills to lifestyle situations: young-families, older adults, special needs, singles, and low income.

Prerequisites: none

Engaging with the practice of policy development, understanding critical policies impacting the experience of aging, and learning how to become a policy entrepreneur will be the focus for this course. The course will also explore innovations in aging policy globally.

Prerequisites: none

Issues and trends, programs and services, funding mechanisms and regulations. Meets state educational requirements for specific content areas.

Prerequisites: none

Topics vary as announced in class schedule. May be retaken for credit if topic is different.

Prerequisites: none

The school and community health programs prepare health professionals with expertise in health promotion and disease prevention for employment in public health and community health agencies, health care facilities, business, and industry and schools.

Prerequisites: none

Explores the relationship of death concerns to the process of meaningful living. Uses a variety of learning strategies to examine death attitudes, values and related behaviors.

Prerequisites: none

Leisure as an integral aspect of successful aging is the focus of this course which includes: leisure in relation to physical, intellectual, social and psychological aspects of aging and successful leisure programming in community based settings and in long term care.

Prerequisites: none