Gerontology Minor at Augustana
The Gerontology Minor is tailored to enhance many majors and reflects the mission of Augustana College. The thrust of the minor is an interdisciplinary one, drawing on coursework provided in a variety of disciplines that emphasize the liberal arts and pre-professional programs. Experiential/service learning with community elders and organizations which serve them is an active dimension of the Gerontology coursework.
The Gerontology Minor is composed of 18 credit hours. Nine of the eighteen credits will be generated by required courses. Aging and Society (Gero 120) serves as the foundational introduction to gerontology. All courses are offered regularly, although some are offered every other year. The core of the Gerontology Minor consists of these courses:
- Aging and Society (GERO 120)
- Social Gerontology (Soci/GERO 220)
- Internship in Gerontology I(GERO 395).
The remaining credit hours for the minor may be selected from the courses listed below:
- Medical Terminology (GERO 289)
- Internship in Gerontology II (GERO 396)
- Death, Dying, and Beyond (RELI/PHIL 310)
- Life-Span Human Development (PSYC 125)
- Human Relations (PSYC 335)
- Health Pattern Recognition/Nutrition (NURS 324)
- Public Health Science (NURS 354)
- Adult Health Nursing II (NURS 441)
- Bioethics (RELI/PHIL 305)
- Medical Sociology (SOCI 230)
- Intro to Communication Disorders (CMDS 170)
- Independent Study (GERO 299, 399).
Other Interim and/or semester courses with a "GERO" designation may also count toward the minor.
What is Gerontology?
- Interdisciplinary, scientific study of the process of aging and its impact on society. Gerontology encompasses the physical, emotional, mental, behavioral, spiritual, and social aspects of the aging process.
For more information, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Coordinator of the Gerontology Minor, Susan L. Schrader, PhD.
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Last updated on April 28, 2009