Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Gerontology (GERO)

GERO 501    Perspectives in Aging    3 Hours

Overview of the fundamental theories, issues and concepts in gerontology. Includes individual and societal aging; and disciplinary perspectives of adaptations and changes to aging.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018; spring 2019

GERO 503    Policy Foundations of Aging Services    3 Hours

Provides students with knowledge of the policy process and the politics of aging. Focuses on aging policy development and analysis by offering insight into relevant aging issues.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017; spring 2018; spring 2019

GERO 505    Development and Change of Aging Programs    3 Hours

Prepares students to develop gerontology programs and services for diverse aging populations. Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and/or administer services in the field of aging.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017; fall 2018

GERO 510    Current Issues in Aging    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Addresses selected topics in aging presented at an advanced level considered key for gerontology professionals.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017

GERO 581    Global Aging    3 Hours

Provides an understanding of international population aging and explores the problems and solutions encountered in different sociocultural contexts for dealing with challenges and opportunities of aging.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERO 590    Independent Study in Aging Studies    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Supervised individual study and/or field-based experience in a topic or area of Gerontology of particular interest to the student.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2018