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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEY7649
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  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: 7649
  10. Full Title: Population 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): Population Aging
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: PhD students in Aging Studies and others will develop an understanding of the causes/consequences of aging & its effects on the populations of the U.S. and the world. Emphasis is on demographic, social, political, and economic processes. Not repeatable.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This is one of four core courses required for our Ph.D. in Aging Studies that we have taught as Special Topics since the launching of this Ph.D. in 1995. It is past time to get the course on the books.
  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. Students from other programs might include Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, and Nursing.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes. 5 times (every other year). Enrollment has gone from 4-6 people to approximately 14 for each section, including non-Aging Studies majors.
  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 or related fields.

    Some background in demography is desirable.

  29. Objectives: -Provide a foundation in the concepts and methods of the demography of aging.

    -Explore the impact of aging on social policies and institutions designed to support older adults

    -Examine aging in the US in the context of global aging

    -Give students practice in academic writing style and APA and other formats.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of demographic trends in the US and elsewhere

    2. Evaluate the impact of the aging population on a variety of macro-social issues

    3. Understand the overlaps between demographic, social, political, and economic domains and their implications for our social welfare system for older adults

    4. Write a well-constructed academic paper in APA format

  31. Major Topics: Worldwide Aging Social Changes due to Mortality

    Intergenerational Equity Trends in Health

    Compression of Morbidity Healthy Life Expectancy

    Disparities in Health The future of SocSec and Medicare

    Overlap b/ Demography and Epidemiology

    Work, Retirement and the Economic Consequences of Aging

  32. Textbooks: --Macunovich, D. J. (2002). BirthQuake: The Baby Boom and its Aftershocks. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    --Weinstein, M., Hermalin, A. I., & Stoto, M. A. (Eds.)(2001). Population Health and Aging: Strengthening the Dialogue between Epidemiology and Demography. New York: New York Academy of Sciences.

    Numerous journal articles.

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  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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