Gerontology (GERO)

GERO 530 COMMUNITY PLANNING FOR AN AGING SOCIETY (3)

Multidisciplinary approach to the urban environment as a physical and social context for the diverse lifestyle of its older residents. Theoretical approaches to aging and the environment with emphasis on the impact of communities and built environments.

GERO 550 DIRECTED READINGS IN GERONTOLOGY (3)

Systematic inquiry into a topic of the student's choice. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of adviser.

GERO 567 DEATH, DYING AND BEREAVEMENT (3)

Examination of present social considerations on death, including demographic, attitudinal and ritualistic variables; death education through the life cycle; structure of the grief process; impact of terminal illness on the patient and the family; ethical issues surrounding euthanasia and suicide. Not open to students who successfully completed SOCI 558. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

GERO 601 SEMINAR IN PROFESSIONAL GERONTOLOGICAL ISSUES (3)

Issues related to demographic changes, community services and standards for specific service areas.

GERO 610 APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS (3)

Research methods for applied practice settings. Prerequisite: PSYC 212 or consent or instructor.

GERO 620 LEGAL ISSUES IN GERONTOLOGICAL PRACTICE (3)

Legal and regulatory issues in gerontological practice.

GERO 625 GERIATRIC CARE MANAGEMENT (3)

Fundamental principals and practice standards of professional geriatric care management. Graduate Students only.

GERO 684 GERONTOLOGICAL PRACTICUM (3)

Supervised practicum in community agency or organization. Prerequisites: Substantial completion of M.S. program and permission of faculty advisor.

GERO 685 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GERONTOLOGICAL PRACTICE (3)

Independent research in gerontological practice area. Prerequisite: Substantial completion of M.S. program and permission of faculty advisor.