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GERON 6001 Introduction to Gerontology
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Gerontology,
https://student.apps.utah.edu/uofu/stu/ClassSchedules/main/1218/description.html?subj=GERON&catno=60

 

Course Level: Masters

Course Type: Masters

IPE: No

Course Open to: all

Institution:University of Utah

Pre-requisites: Instructor Consent

Course Description: ATTENTION: THIS IS A MASTERS LEVEL COURSE! OVERVIEW OF CONTENT: This course is designed to present a broad overview of the field of gerontology by examining some of the major issues, problems, and solutions related to an aging society, research methodology and theories of aging and future implications at local, national and international levels. The value of interdisciplinary and life course perspectives will be emphasized. OBJECTIVES: By the end of the semester, students should be able to – 1. Understand and indicate competency for the interplay of biological, psychological and social factors as they influence the life-long course of aging. 2. Appreciate and apply the value of the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of the field of gerontology. 3. Describe and use several prominent theories of aging in written assignments. 4. Identify several specific demographic trends and discuss the implications for individuals, communities, states, nations and the world 5. Identify a broad range of issues and concerns of older adults and make recommendations for improving their quality of life. 6. Explain the functions of various service and professional organizations that are part of the aging network. 7. Understand some of the unique features of doing gerontological research. 8. Understand their own attitudes and beliefs about aging and older adults and make their views more consistent with information gained from the course. 9. Become more familiar with career opportunities related to aging. 10. Meet their own personal goals for the course, particularly to recognize the value of engaging in community service as a method of gaining knowledge while helping others.

 

Method of Instruction: asynchronous

Delivery Platform: Online

Campus visits required: None

Course Contact: Heather Clarkson

email: heather.clarkson@nurs.utah.edu

 

Tuition: current NEXus tuition rate

 

Other considerations: Masters, PhD, and DNP students welcome!

 

Available Seats by Semester for this course:

 

SPRING 2019

Section: 091
Instructor: Katarina Felsted, PhD
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-19-19
End Date: 05-03-19



SUMMER 2019

Section: 091
Instructor: Kara Dassel, PhD
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 05-19-19
End Date: 08-02-19

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FALL 2019

Section: 091
Instructor: Kara Dassel, PhD
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-19-19
End Date: 12-05-19



SPRING 2020

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-20-20
End Date: 05-02-20



SUMMER 2020

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 05-20-20
End Date: 07-31-20



FALL 2020

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-20-20
End Date: 12-18-20



SPRING 2021

Section: 091
Instructor: Leilani Jackson
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-21-21
End Date: 05-05-21

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SUMMER 2021

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 05-21-21
End Date: 08-06-21



FALL 2021

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-21-21
End Date: 12-10-21



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