Gerontology Minor

Sanford Center for Aging

This 18-unit course of study covers the biological, physiological, communicative, psychological, social, and health aspects of aging and includes 135 hours of service learning with older adults.

18-Unit Gerontology Minor: Requirements - Catalog Year 2022-23

24-Unit Gerontology minor Requirements by semester offered
OptionCourse #TitleUnitsFallSpringSummer
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Introductory, Multidisciplinary Course
GERO 201

Introduction to Aging Studies (30 hours service learning) (formerly Topics and Careers in AgingCO10

3 X X
GERO/PBH 337 Aging: An Interdisciplinary Approach 3 X X
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Sociology of Aging
GERO 440 Perspectives on Aging (30 hours service learning) 3 X
GERO 431 A Life Course Perspective on Aging and Society (30 hours service learning) 3 X
Psychology of AgingGERO/PSY 335 (formerly 442) Psychology of Aging 3 X  
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Biological, Physiological, and Health Aspects of Aging
GERO/NURS 430 Aging and Health 3 X
SPA 421 Communication and Aging (20 hours service learning) 3 X
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Integration Course
PBH 470 Introduction to Public Health and Aging CO13 3 X X
PSC 401Q Generational Politics and Policy 3 X (odd years)
HDFS 456 Death and Dying: Family and Lifespan Perspectives 3 TBD TBD TBD
SOC 484 Sociology of Death and Dying CO12 3 X
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Practicum/Field Experience
GERO 499 Gerontology Field Experience (135 hours service learning) CO14
3 X X X
OTHER Field experience course in other academic departments (e.g., PSY 447) (with approval from GAP Director) 3

NOTE: With prior approval from the GAP Director, other courses may be accepted. Some courses may also be scheduled for Summer and/or Wintermester; contact the Gerontology Academic Program (