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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEY7623
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-01-15
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-06-17
  2. Department: School of Aging Studies
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 122900000
  5. Contact Person: Sandra Reynolds
  6. Phone: x9750
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GEY
  9. Number: 7623
  10. Full Title: Social and Health Issues in Aging
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Soc Hlth Aging
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This is a doctoral level class that addresses both social and health aspects of aging. Emphasis is on social and family context in aging, health policies, long term care, and racial and ethnic diversity. It is open to all majors and is not repeatable.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This class is a required course in the Ph.D. in Aging Studies begun in 1995. It is time for the course to be on the books as a regular class.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Required for the Ph.D in Aging Studies. Other programs whose students might benefit could be Social Work, Sociology, Nursing, or Public Health.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 5 times. Enrollment varies began at 5 and currently attracts around 15 persons.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctoral level degree in Gerontology, Sociology, Public Health, or related disciplines.
  29. Objectives: -Expose students to the familial and social impact of health in old age

    -Promote an understanding of our old age health care system & its consequences, particularly for families of older adults

    -Emphasize critical thinking and writing skills

  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will be ablt to:

    -Effectively integrate and critique both social and health research into old age

    -Write a proposal to conduct research in this field

    -Communicate an understanding of health policy and its implications in writing.

  31. Major Topics: Social relationships

    Sociogerontological theories

    Race and ethnic disparities

    Health policy, acute and long-term care

    End of life issues and implications

    Economics, retirement, and social stratification

    Housing and living arrangements

  32. Textbooks: -Binstock, R. H., & George, L. K. (2001). Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences (5th Ed.). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

    -Selected articles and reports

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
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  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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