Department of Social Work
GERN 300. The Phenomenon of Aging. 3 credits.
An introductory course to gerontology which considers the demographics of
aging, the economics, public policy, and the biological, psychological and
social changes related to aging.
GERN 305. Programs and Services for the Elderly. 3 credits.
A review of the programs and services provided for the elderly in the public
and private sectors of America. Observations and participation in local
programs for the elderly will be required. Prerequisite: GERN 300.
GERN 400. Skills and Techniques in Gerontological Assessment. 3 credits.
The study of the skills and techniques used in assessing the elderly client.
Assessment is made from the holistic approach: physical, psychological and
social. Prerequisite: GERN 300.
GERN 487. Special Topics in Gerontology. 3 credits.
Examination of selected topics in gerontology which are of current importance
in the field of gerontology. Course may be repeated for credit.
GERN 490. Special Studies in Gerontology. 1-3 credits.
Independent study in gerontology under faculty supervision. Limited to gerontology
minors. Can be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: GERN 300, 305 and 400.
GERN 495. Field Experience/Seminar in Gerontology (1, 6). 3 credits.
Supervised field experience in gerontology settings that allow observation
and experience with the well and frail elderly. A minimum of six hours in
the assigned setting each week and one hour seminar on campus. Prerequisite:
GERN 300, 305, 400, major elective and approval of the gerontology program
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