Fall 2007

SCIE 634
Health and Aging

Barry,Lisa C.

09/12/2007 - 12/12/2007
Wednesday 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Public Affairs Center 422

This course is designed as a multidisciplinary course that introduces students to the major concepts and principles of gerontology, particularly those applicable to health and older persons. Students will learn requisite skills to identify emerging trends and issues in gerontology. By the end of this course, students will be able to identify and discuss global aging trends, biological and psychological aspects of adult development and aging, aging stereotypes, myths, and taboos and their implications for health care of older persons, and ethical dilemmas regarding older persons. The course is organized to examine people's experiences with aging and health and the societal implications that aging has on healthcare.

Sources to be studied include Cavanaugh & Whitbourne, Gerontology: An Interdisciplinary Perspective; Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie; and McGowin, Living in the Labyrinth.

Course requirements include two response papers, an in-depth interview of an older person regarding health and aging, and a term research paper.

A syllabus for this course is available at:Course Syllabus">Course Syllabus


ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Seminar

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 18

Texts to purchase for this course:
Mitch Albom, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE (Doubleday), Paperback

John Cavanaugh & Susan Whitbourne, GERONTOLOGY: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE (Oxford University Press), Hardcover

Diana McGowen, LIVING IN THE LABYRINTH: A PERSONAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE MAZE OF ALZHEIMER'S (Delta Trade Paperbacks), Paperback

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