Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Gerontology (GERO)

GERO 100    Introduction to the Aging Experience    3 Hours

An introduction to a variety of topics involved in the study of aging. Considers such issues as worldwide changing demographics, increased diversity among the aged, intergenerational relationships, and biopsychosocial concerns of aging. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code E-SB | SB

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022; spring 2023; fall 2023

GERO 461    Person-Centered Dementia Management    3 Hours

A survey of dementia using a person-centered approach. Exploration of the diverse perspectives of persons diagnosed, family members, and both informal and formal caregivers.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERO 481    Global Aging    3 Hours

Provides an international comparative examination of individual and societal aspects of aging and explores the problems and solutions encountered in different sociocultural contexts for dealing with challenges and opportunities of aging. The phenomenon of global aging is explored through active engagement with international organizations.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERO 485    Seminar in Gerontology    3 Hours

Students integrate what they have learned in gerontology with a focus on how those concepts, ideas, theories and practical experiences relate to their personal, professional or higher education goals.

Prerequisite(s): GERO 100

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021

GERO 490    Independent Study in Gerontology    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised individual study and/or field-based experience in a topic or area of Gerontology of particular interest to the student. May be repeated for credit, but only a total of three credit hours can be counted toward a Gerontology minor.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERO 495    Topics in Gerontology    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Investigation of specific issues in Gerontology, either from the perspective of a single discipline or from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to assigned sites. May be repeated for credit, but only a total of three credit hours can be used toward a Gerontology minor.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None