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Gerontology Minor

This 18-20 credit minor is multidisciplinary. The minor is available to any undergraduate enrolled in a degree program, and can be seen as an enrichment to undergraduate majors such as business, social work, nursing, sociology, psychology and other fields that will be impacted by the growing numbers of older adults. The one-semester field placement of 100 hours with integrative class seminars could include diverse experiences in settings such as elder law offices, social or medical model day care centers, travel agencies, senior centers or skilled nursing facilities.

Required Courses

Credits

GRN 201 Introduction to Gerontology

3

GRN 350 Practicum/Field Placement I

5

Complete 10+ credits* from the following:

10

GRN 202 Nutrition and Aging

*

GRN 228 Aging and Mental Health

*

GRN 234 Film Festival on Aging

*

GRN 241 Substance Abuse of the Elderly

*

GRN 242 Network of Care

*

GRN 243 Elder Abuse

*

GRN 253/SOC 253 Aging in Society

*

GRN 262/SOC 262 Sociology of Death and Dying

*

GRN 300 Aging - A Marketing Perspective

*

GRN 312/BIO 312 Biology of Aging

*

GRN 327/NUR 327 Geriatric Assessment and Evaluation

*

GRN 390 Topics in Gerontology

*

Total:

18-20