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College of Liberal Studies
Coordinator: Sara M. Sullivan (Psychology)
335A Graff Main Hall, (608)785-6897
Murray (Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation);
Wycoff-Horn (Health Education and Health Promotion);
Temple (Clinical Science).
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 populations.
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.
Field Experience (must
have a gerontological focus)
ANT 450; CEI 450; ESS 450; CHE 498; PSY 450; RTH 498; SOC 450.
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.
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, UWL On-line offering.
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