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GER 530  Foundations in the Theory and Practice of Gerontology

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the multidisciplinary field of gerontology. Substantive, conceptual and methodological issues central to the study of adult development and aging are explored. Topics include the origins and intent of gerontology as a discipline and practice, demographics, cross-cultural perspectives, multidisciplinary theoretical approaches, ageism and age stereotypes, economics and aging, social policies and programs, mid and late-life transitions, diversity and aging, bio/psycho/social aspects of aging, and health and illness.  Pass/No Pass grading not available. Cross-listed as GER 430  for undergraduate credit. 4 crs.

This course information is from the 2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. View this catalog.