The following has been approved as approved as a General Education course in the domain of Societies and Institutions: 1501, Introduction to Gerontology.
1501. Introduction to Gerontology. Basic introduction to the interdisciplinary study of aging. Includes social psychological, economic, cultural, health, and policy issues. Discussion of normal vs. abnormal (disease-related) aspects of aging. 3 s.h.
3703. Aging and Society. An interdisciplinary introduction to studies in aging. Examines the impact of population aging and its effec on society atl arge. Also examines individual aging processes and social significane of aging. Prereq.: SOC 1500 or GERO 1501. Listed also as SOC 3703. 3 s.h.
3745. Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare. Social attitudes toward ilness. Cultural and social factors in disease definition of illness, and organization of the health professions and health facilities. Prereq.: SOC 1500 or GERO 1501, or admission to NEOUCOM-YSU program. Listed also as SOC 3745. 3 s.h.
3755. Theories of Gerontology. Reviewand critical analysis of current theories of the social aspects of aging and their use in research. Prereq.: SOCIO 1500 or GERO 1501. Listed also as SOC 3755. 3 s.h.
3756. Aging and Ethnicity. Aging in American subcultures, noting differences in status/role systems, demographic distributions, life styles, methods of dealing with the elderly, and related problems Prereq.: SOC 1500 or GERO 1501. Listed also as SOC 3756. 3 s.h.
3757. Aging and Social Policy. Critical examination of social policies and social systems which affect aging and retirement. Prereq.: SOC 1500, GERO 1501, or POL 1560. Listed also as SOC 3757 and POL 3757. 3 s.h.
3790. Aging in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Examines the phenomenon of aging from cross-cultural perspectives with an emphasis on cultural evolution and its impact upon the status, roles, and cultural vales associated with aging and the aged. Prereq.: SOC 1500, ANTHRO 1500, or GERO 1501. Listed also as SOC 3755. 3 s.h.
4804. Family, Health, and Aging. Examines the phenomenon of aging from cross-cultural perspectives with an emphasis on cultural evolution and it's impact upon the status, roles, and cultural values associated with aging and the aged. Prereq.: SOCIO 3703 or GERO 3703. Listed also as SOC 4804. 3 s.h.
4821. Internship in Gerontology. Application of gerontological knowledge in settings such as social agencies, government offices, hospitals, nursing homes, or industry. May be repeated up to 15 s.h., but only a maximum of 6 semester hours can be applied to the gerontology major. Prereq.: Junior standing, 9 s.h. of Gerontology, and permission of chairperson. 3-15 s.h.
*4850. Research Methods. An introduction to methods employed in social research. Attention is given to (1) the logic of scientific inquiry and the relationship between theory and methods; (2) the various qualitative and quantitative methods; (3) research design, data collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and application; (4) the social, cultural, political, and ethical context of social research; and (5) computer skills employed in data analysis. Prereq.: SOC 3701, ANTHRO 3701, or GERO 3701. Listed also as SOC 4850 or ANTHRO 4850. 3 s.h.
*4851. Capstone in Gerontology. A capstone experience for the interdisciplinary study of aging. Students will complete a major research project. Prereq.: Senior status in gerontology and SOC 4850. 3 s.h.