Coordinator: Sara M. Sullivan (Psychology)
335A Graff Main Hall, 608-785-6897
(Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation); Wycoff-Horn (Health
Education and Health Promotion); McBride, T. (Exercise and Sports Science);
Scherwitz (Philosophy); Temple (Clinical Science).
The emphasis in gerontology is a multi-
disciplinary program designed to assist students
planning to enter career-related areas directly involving older persons.
The study of gerontology will also help students prepare for their own
aging as well as to develop a better understanding of and to seek
enrichment for the lives of aging parents and our aging
(All colleges) — 24 credits with at least
18 credits from the core and supportive areas (a minimum of eight credits
must be from the core) plus a field experience with a gerontological focus
of at least three credits.
HED 473; PSY 312; RTH 345; SOC 260.
ECO 471, ESS 442, HED 485; PHL 339; POL 313; PSY 313;
RTH 326, 480; SOC 320, 420, 422.
(must have a gerontological focus)
ANT 450; CEI 450; ESS 450; CHE 498; PSY 450; RTH 498;
In addition to the
supportive courses, departments will offer workshops from time to time that
will be germane to the gerontology emphasis. Maximum of three credits from
such workshops will be applicable.
GTL 300 Cr. 3
Gerontology Foundations presents the fundamentals of
basic physiological and psychological aging processes and of the social
contexts of aging from a multidisciplinary perspective. It provides
opportunities to 1.) explore myths and stereotypes of aging; 2.) examine
the impact of ageism on both young and old; 3.) identify correlates and
consequences of “the graying of America”; 4.) formulate
personal attitudes regarding aging; 5.) become familiar with empirical data
on aging from multiple disciplines. 8 week, UWLI On-line offering.