Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEY7623
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- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 1852 2005-06-17 Department College Budget Account Number School of Aging Studies AS 122900000 Contact Person Phone Sandra Reynolds x9750 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title GEY 7623 Social and Health Issues in Aging Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? Y Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Soc Hlth Aging Course Online? Percentage Online -
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.
A. 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.
B. 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.
C. 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.
D. 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.
- Other Course Information
-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
B. 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.
C. Major Topics
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
-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
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
H. Attendance Policy
I. Policy on Make-up Work
J. Program This Course Supports
- Course Concurrence Information