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Interdisciplinary Dementia Studies Certificate Program(TB)(W) - Introduction to Gerontology

Gerontology 1110 Introduction to Gerontology
Students are introduced to gerontology through a developmental lifespan study of the aging process. Students are also given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the factors affecting the lives of older adults from a multidisciplinary perspective. The content examines: overview of population aging; theories and research in social gerontology; aging from physical, psychological and sociological perspectives; normal and pathological changes as people age; health in later life; families and social support; caregiving; and issues concerning the end of life. It is recommended, but not required that this course be taken prior to other courses n the interdisciplinary Gerontology programs.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences