Begin Date: Spring Semester 1992
End Date: Summer Session 1998
PROFESSOR STEVEN H. ZARIT, in charge
The intercollege minor in Gerontology is designed for students to gain an in-depth understanding of the aging process and old age. With the growth of the number of older people in the population, increased need has arisen for people with knowledge of the aging process in a variety of professional and occupational roles. In conjunction with the student's major, the minor prepares students for entry-level human service positions working with the elderly, or for graduate or professional school programs including communication disorders, counseling, health planning and administration, medicine, psychology, recreation and park management, and social work where knowledge of the aging process and problems of older people is relevant. Eighteen credits are required for the minor, including at least 6 credits at the 400 level. Advising is available through the Advising Center of the College of Health and Human Development.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
HD FS 249 GS(3) (Sem: 3-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
BIOL 055 GN(3) or 409(3) (Sem: 1-7)
SOC (HD FS 434) 435(3) or HD FS(PSY) 445(3) (Sem: 5-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits, at least 6 at the 400 level, from ADTED 460(3), ANTH 423(3), CN ED 415(3)
KINES 481W(3), 482(1), H P A 442(3), BB H 415(3), HD FS 413(3)
HD FS(PSY) 445(3), 446(3), 447(3), R P M 462(3), NUTR 451(3), 456(2), R SOC 497(3), SOC 023 GS(3), SOC 174(3), 423(3), 435(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Note: Students may enroll in special topics courses (297, 497) that focus on aging or old age, with faculty permission. With faculty approval, students may also enroll for independent studies in their major department to write a senior thesis focused on an issue of aging.
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Last Revised by Program: Spring Semester 1992
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