Courses

GRN 1000 Introduction to Aging Studies

Introduction to the content associated with aging studies. Course elements include historical milestones in the development of aging as a subject of study, the aged as a special population, heterogeneity among older persons, the aging network, health systems, and health and allied health professions.

GRN 2000 Health and Aging

This course focuses on the biopsychosocial aspects of health and aging, employing a holistic perspective. Age related changes and health conditions that are common in older adults will be discussed. Developmental milestones, life transitions and their effects in later life will be explored. GRN 1000 is a prerequisite for this course.

GRN 3000 Aging in all Environments

Explore the various definitions of environment as well as its impact on the lives of older adults. Opportunities provided to develop basic skills necessary to evaluate the connections between an older adult, his or her goals and various settings. Interventions to bridge the barriers to participation will be introduced. Roles of professionals and paraprofessionals will be identified.

GRN 3500 Issues in Aging: Service Learning in Gerontology

Service-learning course; forum for discussion of revolving topics of aging relevant to current issues. Examine attitudes and aspects of aging among diverse populations, special problems of aging in individuals and groups with increased risk for age-related biopsychosocial problems. Impairment, activity and life-participation problems facing older individuals within their various contexts is discussed.

GRN 4000 Public Policy and Aging

Explore the broad range of policies relating to older adults in the United States and the various demographic, economic and health determinants that shape these policies. Policy and its link to well-being of older adults and their families is discussed. A special focus will be given to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act.