AGNG-160 The Aging Process: Gerontology
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)
This course will focus on the physiological, psychological, and social changes that impact the aging population. In addition, the student will focus on assessment and counseling skills relevant to preserving independence in the aged and meeting the health needs of the aging population. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as SOCI-160.
AGNG-250 The Psychological Aspects of Aging
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview and understanding of the aging processes in adulthood and later life. Students will examine the basic theoretical models, research methods, and current information on the psychology of adulthood and aging and show how these concepts can be applied to understanding and helping older adults. An emphasis is placed on strategies for successful aging. Emphasis will be on the normal aging process as well as psychological issues and pathologies that affect the elderly. (3 hours weekly)
AGNG-290 Aging and Health
This course will examine the biopsychosocial processes and aspects involved with normal aging. An emphasis will be placed on examining the effects of age changes and health deviations on the functional capacity of older persons. The student will also have the opportunity to explore issues related to aging and health including chronic disease, health promotion, health care systems, long-term insurance, and death and dying. (3 hours weekly)