GERO 500 (01) - I'm Old, So What! An introduction to aging in the United States

I'm Old, So What!

Durham   Health & Human Services :: Gerontology
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 13395
This is the first of two mandatory courses for the GERO Minor, but any student may take it as an elective. It introduces the learner to the field of gerontology (the study of how people age). It explores the biological, psychosocial, and cognitive changes within the context of society. The history of ageism and its influence on how it has affected the individual, families, and society is presented. The range of independence among older people is examined. Various disciplines that work within the field of gerontology are reviewed. Lectures, novels, films and guest speakers help to examine growing old in the U.S. Writing intensive.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): GERO 600
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: BoRin Kim

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm PETT G13