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GERO - Gerontology

GERO 205 Introduction to Gerontology (3)

Survey of the field of gerontology with attention to the physical, psychological, social, economic and cross-cultural aspects of aging. (LAC, gtP)

GERO 455 Grant Development and Administration (3)

Examine and apply methods for developing and writing grant proposals, including understanding appropriate ways to identify and seek funding sources. Identify key elements in writing and managing a fundable grant.

GERO 492 Undergraduate Internship in Gerontology (6-15)

Completion of 21 hours of required gerontology courses. Only 12 credits may be counted towards degree program. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 15 credits.

GERO 555 Grant Development and Administration (3)

Overview of proposal planning and grant development process. Application of skills in identifying funding options, program planning, proposal writing, budgeting and establishing controls for grant administration.

GERO 560 Community Resources for the Elderly (3)

Leadership/managerial community based learning required. Review needs of older persons in the community and evaluate the continuum of long-term care resources available, service gaps, program models, and funding mechanisms.

GERO 565 Management Concepts for Aging Services (3)

Examines basic concepts of management and administration of human service organizations. Emphasizes principles and practices currently used in public, private nonprofit and proprietary aging programs.

GERO 595 Special Topics in Gerontology (1-4)

Course designed to investigate specific aspect of Gerontology. Repeatable, maximum of six credits, under different subtitles.

GERO 620 Individual Development and Aging (3)

Applies developmental theories to explain concepts of aging. Examines developmental and psychological theories and frameworks, with emphasis on current research in exploration of issues of individual development facing older adults.

GERO 622 Directed Study in Gerontology (1-4)

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

GERO 625 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging (3)

Later life issues are explored using an ecological approach that highlights the benefits and consequences of aging for the individual, family, and society.

GERO 630 Intervention Strategies with the Elderly (3)

Analyze major intervention strategies and techniques for utilization with older adults. Emphasizes individual, group and paraprofessional systems. Classroom practice of actual treatment techniques.

GERO 635 Social Policies of Aging (3)

Traces history and current status of major policies that benefit elderly. Reviews legislation, levels of policy-making and policy concerns of older population. Includes recent policy changes and policy directions.

GERO 640 Health Aspects of Gerontology (3)

Identifies major health problems, concerns and practices of the elderly. Examines health care policies, financing, health promotion and wellness concepts.

GERO 655 Program Planning and Evaluation in Gerontology (3)

Survey of basic concepts used in the development and implementation of aging programs. Emphasizes methods and skills needed for the assessment, development and evaluation of programs.

GERO 660 Financial Management and Budgeting for Aging Programs (2)

Overview of financial and budgeting functions within human services. Emphasizes public and private non-profits. Directed to non-accountants. Develop basic skills in financial control and fund-raising.

GERO 692 Graduate Internship in Gerontology (1-12)

Only 9 credits may be counted towards degree program. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. There shall be 40 contact hours per credit hour.

GERO 694 Practicum in Gerontology (1-4)

Make application to the department before registration. Repeatable, maximum of eight credits.

GERO 699 Thesis (1-6)

S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

GERO 999 Graduate School Continuous Registration (1)

To permit a graduate student to continue making progress in a degree program. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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