College of Arts and Sciences

Gerontology Course Curriculum

COURSES FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN GERONTOLOGY AN ASSOCIATION FOR GERONTOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION (AGHE) PROGRAM OF MERIT

FRESHMAN FALL SEMESTER Credits Course SPRING SEMESTER Credits

ENG 1301

Freshman Composition I

3 ENG 1302 Freshman Composition II 3

MAT 1311

College Mathematics I

3

SOC 2301 General Sociology 3

xxxx

Computer Science Related or

  BIO 1301 General Biology I 3
xxxx

Foreign Language I

3

xxxx

Computer Science Related or

 

ART 1301

Introduction to Art or

  xxxx

Foreign Language II

3

MUS 1301

Introduction to Music

3

HIS 1302

World Civilization II

3

HED 1201

Concepts of Health & Fitness

2

PED xxxx

Physical Education

1

BEH 1103

Freshman Seminar

1

     
    15     16

SOPHOMORE FALL SEMESTER Credits Course SPRING SEMESTER Credits
ENG 2301 World Literature I 3

HUM 2310

African-American Culture

3
GER 2401 The Aging Experience 4

SPH 2341

Fundamentals of Speech

3
SOC 2326 Statistics for Social Behavioral Science 3

PHI 2302

Contemporary Moral Problems

3
PHS 2336 Physical Science 3

POS 2311

American Government

3
PHS 2136 Physical Science Lab 1

PSY 3336

Abnormal Behavior

3
PSY 2301 General Psychology 3      
    17     15

JUNIOR FALL SEMESTER Credits Course SPRING SEMESTER Credits
GER 3301 Aspects of Aging in Diverse Groups 3 PSY 3303 Psychology of Aging 3
GER 3304 Public Policy of Aging 3 POS 3310 Legal/Political/Economics Aspects of Aging 3
BIO 3310 Biology of Aging 3 GER 3302 Principles & Practices Gerontology 3
SOC 3304 Social Gerontology 3 GER 3303 Health Related Functional Aspects Gerontology 3
PSY 3336 Developmental Psychology 3 xxxx Elective 3
    15     15

SENIOR FALL SEMESTER Credits Course SPRING SEMESTER Credits
GER 4301 Research Methods & Evaluation in Gerontology 3 GER 4303 Senior Capstone Seminar 3
GER 4302 Dying, Death & Bereavement 3 GER 4901 Internship in Gerontology 9
TRC 3301 Leisure and Aging 3 xxxx Elective 3
xxxx Electives 6      
    15     15

General Education Core Requirements in bold type - TOTAL HOURS: 123 Semester Hours

Gerontology majors are strongly encouraged to take electives which will enhance their knowledge of gerontology and prepare them for employment and graduate study. Students must have a minimum of 60 documented contact hours of volunteer experiences with older persons prior to the junior year, a minimum of 2.5 grade point average overall for admission to the program; a grade of C or better in all required upper division courses; and a grade point average of 2.5 or better in the major.

Students must receive advisement before selecting electives. The Gerontology curriculum includes 12 SH of electives with recommended course offerings as follows:

Electives

School of Business and Economics

MGT 1304 Introduction to Business
ACC 2316 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 2317 Principles of Managerial Accounting
ECO 2311 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 2312 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 3317 Health Care Economics

School of Education and Human Performance

TRC 2312 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
TRC 2313 Environmental Issues, Education, and Ethics
TRC 3240 Terminology and Documentation in Therapeutic Recreation
PED 2322 Aging of the Movement Systems
PED 4319 Physical Assessment and Exercise Programming for Older Adults

School of Health Sciences

OCC 3302 Occupational Nature of Humans
NUR 3203 Gerontological Nursing
NUR 2302 Pharmacological Aspects of Nursing

College of Arts and Sciences

SOC 2356 Marriage and the Family
SOC 3307 Social Psychology
SOC 3315 Medical Sociology
SOC 3363 Social Work as a Profession
SOC 4324 Social Organization
PSY 3308 Psychology of Cognition

MINOR PROGRAM IN GERONTOLOGY

Students seeking admission to the minor program in Gerontology must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Upon admission, students must make a grade no lower than C in each of the courses listed below, must maintain a 2.5 grade point average in the minor, and must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 to stay in the program.

Course Subject Credits
GER 2401 The Aging Experience 4
SOC 3304 Social Gerontology 3
PSY 3303 Psychology of Aging 3
BIO 3310 Biology of Aging or  
GER 3303 Health Related Functional Aspects of Gerontology 3
  Selected Electives 6
GER* 4304 Gerontology Practicum for Minors 3
  Total Required Semester Hours 22

*The practicum will have a gerontology focus or it will be in the student’s major discipline or a related, approved internship course.

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