Effective December 15, 2010 to present
Meets graduation requirements for
- Understand historical aspects of age relations in America.
- Will be able to find and utilize services to and by older people.
- Will be able to identify basic advocacy strategies.
- Will be able to identify myths and stereotypes of aging.
- Will be familiar with adult development stages and theoretical frameworks of aging.
- Will know and understand some of the basic issues affecting the lives of aging Americans (including economics, illness/wellness, employment/retirement, living environments, care giving, women and multicultural groups, death/dying/bereavement/widowhood, public policy).
- Will know basic demographics of the older American population.
- Will know some adaptive strategies utilized by older persons.
- Will recognize ageism in the culture.
- Will understand the functions of the federal, state, and local planning bodies on aging.
- Will understand the significance of social bonds for older people.
- Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
- Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
- Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
- Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.