Gerontology (GERO)

GERO 14029     INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)      3 Credit Hours

Interdisciplinary approach to the study of the aging process.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic, Kent Core Social Sciences, Transfer Module Social Sciences

GERO 40656     PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with GERO 50656 and GERO 70656) Exploration of basic research and theory on the psychological consequences of aging and psychological factors that affect the behavior of older persons.

Prerequisite: PSYC 11762.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GERO 41095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERONTOLOGY      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with GERO 51095) Discussion of a major topic within a specific field of gerontology.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GERO 41096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Independent study in gerontology.

Prerequisite: Written permission from instructor.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GERO 43092     PRACTICUM IN NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION I (ELR)      9 Credit Hours

Internship in skilled nursing facility. One, 3 hour, on-campus seminar every three weeks (meets four times). Approximately 35-40 clock hours per week at internship site is required. Students participate in weekly online course discussions and have an on-site visit to their internship site during the semester.

Prerequisite: minimum B grade in GERO 44032; and human development and family studies (HDFS) majors; and senior standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 33.33 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

GERO 43192     PRACTICUM IN NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION II (ELR)      9 Credit Hours

Internship in skilled nursing facility. One 3-hour, on-campus seminar every three weeks (meets four times). Approximately 35 clock hours per week at internship site is required. Students participate in weekly online course discussions and have an on-site visit to their internship site during the semester.

Prerequisite: minimum B grade in GERO 43092; and human development and family studies (HDFS) major; and senior standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 33.33 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

GERO 44030     ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with GERO 54030) Examines developmental processes across adulthood. Evaluation of theoretical models and scientific literature.

Prerequisite: admission into the HDFS Professional Phase.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

GERO 44031     SOCIAL POLICY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS      3 Credit Hours

Overview of national, state and local public policy affecting older adults. Legislation, funding, planning and the service delivery system are examined.

Prerequisite: GERO none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GERO 44032     LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with GERO 54032) Presents an overview and introduction to the principles of long-term care (LTC) administration and other administration options.

Prerequisite: nursing (NURS), human development and family studies (HDFS), integrated life science (ILS) or integrated health science (IHS) majors; junior or senior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GERO 44092     PRACTICUM IN GERONTOLOGY (ELR)      3,6 Credit Hours

(repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours.) Observation and participation in long-term care or community agencies serving older adults. One class discussion per week. Major GPA of 2.250 required.

Prerequisite: HDFS 44018; human development and family studies (HDFS) majors and senior standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 2-5 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

GERO 50656     PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with GERO 40656 and GERO 70656) Exploration of basic research and theory on the psychological consequences of aging and psychological factors that affect the behavior of older persons.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GERO 51095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERONTOLOGY      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with GERO 41095) Discussion of a major topic or topics within the field of gerontology.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GERO 51096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN GERONTOLOGY      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Independent study in the area of gerontology.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GERO 54030     ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with GERO 44030) Examines developmental processes across adulthood. Evaluation of theoretical models and scientific literature.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GERO 54032     LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with GERO 44032) Presents an overview and introduction to the principles of long-term care (LTC) administration and other administration options.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GERO 61091     SEMINAR IN GERONTOLOGY      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Seminar dealing with topics in the field of gerontology.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GERO 61191     INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINARY IN GERONTOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Course is designed to assist students in developing the knowledge and skills needed to understand the major issues in gerontological theory, research and practice from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GERO 63092     PRACTICUM IN NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION I      6 Credit Hours

Internship in skilled nursing facility. One, 3 hour, on-campus seminar every three weeks (meets five times). Weekly one hour online lectures and discussions also take place. Approximately 35 clock hours per week at internship site is required.

Prerequisite: GERO 54032; and graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 33.33 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GERO 63192     PRACTICUM IN NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION II      6 Credit Hours

Internship in skilled nursing facility. One, 3 hour, on-campus seminar every three weeks (meets five times). One hour online lectures and discussions are held each week. Approximately 35 clock hours per week at internship is required.

Prerequisite: GERO 54032 and GERO 63092; and graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 33.33 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GERO 70656     PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with GERO 40656 and GERO 50656) Exploration of basic research and theory on the psychological consequences of aging and psychological factors that affect the behavior of older persons.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter