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Coursework

GERONTOLOGY (GERO)

 

GERO 5000 - Workshop

Credit will vary from 1 to 2 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study. Normally involves lecture, films, guest speaker, etc. A grade of “P” or “F” is given. No more than 2 hours of workshop may be counted on a master’s degree.

 

GERO 5023 - Orientation to Gerontology

The purpose of this course is to present a broad overview of the major concepts and issues relevant to gerontology. These will include theories of aging, health and physiological aspects of aging, environmental design and retirement housing, leisure and recreation.

 

GERO 5213 - Health & Social Services For Seniors

This course focuses on health and social services available to seniors in the United States providing in- depth understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, Aging Network Services, housing, and private sector services.

 

GERO 5342 - Politics of Aging

This course focuses on a range of political and policy issues that affect the well-being of seniors and the political realities of developing solutions to these needs and concerns.

 

GERO 5363 - Psychology of Aging

This course examines the psychological aspects of human aging. Focus areas include, psychological theories of aging, psychological research methods in aging field, dementias/psychopathologies of aging, and sensory, motor, and cognitive changes with aging.

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GERO 5443 - Biology of Human Aging

The course examines the biological changes associated with human aging. Emphasis is given to theories of biological aging, maintenance of homeostatis, age changes in each body system, interactions among these systems, and diseases that commonly affect older adults.

 

GERO 5463 - Bereavement Counseling

This course will discuss death and dying, the stages of grief, hospice, the living will and techniques to be used in counseling the bereaved of all ages.

 

GERO 5523 - Qualitative Gerontology

This course is an indepth study of qualitative research in Gerontology. Topics covered include methodological techniques, application of findings, and ethical considerations.

 

GERO 5731 - Drug Issues for Older Adults

This course will examine drug issues concerning older adults including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, problems encountered by the older adult taking multiple medications, substance abuse, health and safety guidelines, marketing effects, and economic concerns.

 

GERO 5743 - Colloquium in Gerontology

This course is designed to be the culminating experience for all gerontology majors. It will summarize all the work covered in the gerontology proram and look at directions for the future in the field of aging. Prerequisite(s): Course should be taken during students last spring semester prior to graduation.

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GERO 5900 - Practicum

Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study.

 

GERO 5910 - Seminar / Special Topics

Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study.

 

GERO 5920 - Directed Reading

Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study.

 

GERO 5930 - Individual Study

Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study.

 

GERO 5950 - Internship

Credit will vary from 1 to 8 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study. Supervised practical experience gained in a professional field by an advanced or graduate student.

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GERO 5960 - Institute

Credit will vary from 1 to 8 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study.

 

GERO 5970 - Study Tour

Credit will vary from 1 to 2 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study.

 

GERO 5990 - Thesis

Credit will vary from 1 to 6 hours. Subject matter will vary within
the department’s field of study.

PROFESSIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION (PTE)
Department of Professional Teacher Education

 

PTE 5013 - Foundations of Educational Research

This course provides an interdisciplinary approach to developing criteria for utilization of research methodologies relevant to the varied professionals working in educational settings. Included in this course will be practical experience in conducting and/or writing research proposals appropriate to the programs reflective of these educational settings and a computer simulation of the handling of statistical data.

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Other (ADED, SOC)

 

ADED 5313 - Techniques of Teaching Adults

This course will improve an adult educator’s skills in teaching/training adult learners in an education and/or business setting. Emphasis will be placed on the functions of planning, organizing, conducting, and evaluating the instructional process of adult education and training programs.

 

ADED 5453 - Psychology Adult Development

This course is designed to trace the development of the individual from early adulthood through aging. The developmental process to be considered will include young adulthood, marriage and the family, work leisure and retirement, aging and theories of aging.

 

SOC 5053 - Sociology Of Aging

This course is designed to acquaint students with the magnitude of the aging situation in America and to become informed about the social, psychological, economic, and political problems associated with the increasing number of people reaching retirement age in America. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of sociology.

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