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2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GER 2401 - The Aging Experience

Credits: 4 hrs
An interdisciplinary, professional course designed for gerontology majors and minors addressing the stereotypes, beliefs and perceptions of aging as presented in art, music, literature, film, and other media. Students will confront their own beliefs and concerns with the aging process and how aging is portrayed. In addition, students are presented with the current picture of aging in America and will be introduced to examples of successful aging. Students will also explore potential career options in the field of gerontology. This course includes a practicum experience in which the students volunteer in settings or agencies dealing with services or programs developed for older persons. This experience is designed to allow students to explore their decision to major or minor in gerontology. A Practicum of 60 hours is required.
Note(s): Students may not receive credit for both GER 2101 & 2301 and GER 2401.
Pre-requisite(s): Gerontology Major or Minor.