Academic Catalog

2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Gerontology Concentration

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Degree Type Offered: Concentration

For students in any major wishing to work with the aging population. Consists of 9 credit hours including the following :

PSY-330 Memory and Cognition

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Investigation of the major areas of cognitive psychology. Topics include perception and attention, representation of knowledge, models of memory, problem solving/reasoning, language and intelligence. Analysis of the validity and reliability of measuring cognitive processes occur through participation in hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Prerequisite: PSY-101 or permission of the instructor

FCS-312X Adult Development and Aging

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examine issues related to geriatrics with emphasis on issues including historical, cultural, biological, physiological, psychological, and social contexts. Opportunities for experiential learning in residential and intermediate facilities with appropriate agencies. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: experiential learning

SOC-366E Sociology of Birth and Death

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of how society supports, controls and constrains our arrival into and departure from the world, revealing the ways that events often assumed to be "natural" are in fact conditioned by social and cultural forces. Special emphasis on the communication of cultural norms regarding birth and death, the impact of advances in medicine and technology, and how birth and death become cultural metaphors for other social phenomena. The course includes an interfaith studies component focused on Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Native American death rituals. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110, and SOC-101 FILA general education: ethical reasoning