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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015

GERONTOLOGY (GRN)

GRN 290 Special Topics 3 cr

This designation is used for interdisciplinary courses on aging on a variety of subjects. This course does not replace any course in a single discipline. May be repeated as long as the topic changes, up to a maximum of six semester hours.
GRN 435 Health Inequalities Life Span 3 cr
This course examines differences in health status across the life span. The course will focus heavily on racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health applying a social determinants' of health framework. Issues that will be considered include how income, education, neighborhood conditions, access to health care, and other community factors shape opportunities to be healthy. The course is cross-listed as SY 435 and GRN 435 and has been approved as an elective for the Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology and the interdisciplinary minor in Gerontology.

GRN 490 Special Topics 3 cr

This course is designated for upper division students and graduate students, particularly those pursuing studies for the Certificate in Gerontology. The course content focuses on interdisciplinary treatments of various topics on aging. This course does not replace any course in a single discipline. (Examples of Special Topics: Trends and Issues in Gerontology; Leadership and Advocacy in Gerontology; Housing and Lifestyle Changes over the Life Course). May be repeated as long as the topic changes, up to a maximum of six semester hours. Pre-requisite: SY 372.

GRN 494 Directed Studies 1-3 cr

Under the guidance of a faculty member, the student will pursue directed research or readings of an approved topic in Gerontology. May be repeated as long as the topic changes, to maximum of six semester hours. Requires permission of the Director of Gerontology. Pre-requisite: SY 372.

GRN 496 Internship: Gerontology 3 or 6 cr

This course is to provide a practicum experience in gerontology in a setting selected by the student and approved by the Program Director. The course emphasis is on the experiential learning process and outcomes. The undergraduate student will apply theoretical concepts in specific areas of interest related to aging and intergenerational relations. Interns will meet as a group three times during the semester for orientation, professional development, and evaluation activities. Pre-requisites: Completion of Core Courses in Gerontology Certificate Program (undergraduate) or Minor. Permission of Director of Gerontology. Proof of insurance is required. The 3 hour internship requires 100 contact hours; the 6 hour internship requires 200 contact hours.
GRN 535 Health Inequalities Life Span 3 cr
The main purpose of this seminar is to provide students with an understanding of how social factors contribute to racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and gender disparities in health and health care. We will examine how dyadic relationships such as interpersonal forms of discrimination, marriage, and social ties may contribute to health disparities. We will also examine the ways in which neighborhood and community context, as well as inequalities in socioeconomic stats materially shape health and access to health care services. The course is cross-listed as GRN 435/535 and SY 435/535 and has been approved as an elective for the Undergraduate/Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and the interdisciplinary minor in Gerontology.
GRN 594 Directed Studies in Gerontology
1-3 cr
Under the guidance of a faculty member, the student will pursue directed research or readings on an approved topic in Gerontology. May be repeated as long as the topic changes, up to a maximum of six credit hours. Requires permission of the Director of Gerontology.

GRN 596 Internship - Gerontology 3 or 6 cr

The course is to provide a practicum experience in gerontology in the setting selected by the student and approved by the Program Director. The course emphasis is on the experiential learning process and outcomes. The graduate student will apply theoretical concepts to leadership roles, conducting research and influencing social and health care policies related to aging and intergenerational relationships. Interns will meet as a group three times during the semester for orientation, professional development, and evaluation activities. Pre-requisites: Completion of at least two graduate courses in Gerontology. Proof of insurance is required. The 3 hour internship requires 100 contact hours; the 6 hour internship requires 200 contact hours.
GRN 597 Gerontology Teaching Apprenticeship 1-3 cr
Directed Studies/Apprenticeship that focuses on teaching Gerontology. The student will work directly with a member of the Gerontology graduate faculty to learn pedagogy, innovation in teaching, and course content that will equip the student for future teaching assignments. Many Ph.D. programs offer both Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships. Gerontology students need to show evidence that they have had some teaching-related experience to compete strongly for the TA position. This course is also appropriate for students who anticipate careers in teaching within the field of Gerontology (aging or intergenerational studies). Arrangements must be made prior to registration. Permission of the Program Director is required.
Department of Gerontology
College of Arts and Sciences

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