Prerequisites: GE Foundation, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Multidisciplinary study of middle age and aging. Includes physiological, psychological, political, economic and sociological aspects. Effects of culture and environment on aging; history and demographics; health issues.
(Lecturer-discussion, 3 hours.)
Prerequisites: 400-level course in Consumer Affairs or consent of instructor.
Personal finance as applied to the aging population.
Same course as CAFF 420. Not open for credit to students with credit in CAFF 420. (Lecture-discussion 3 hrs)
Prerequisite: CAFF 321I or 322 or GERN 400I or consent of instructor.
Independent living concepts related to physically and/or functionally disabled adults. Personal, environmental and programmatic responses to disability and aging.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as CAFF 424. Not open for credit to students with credit in CAFF 424. (Lecture/Activity, 3 hours.)
Prerequisites: GERN 400I, HDEV 357I or PSY 365, or graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
An examination of physiological, psychological, social and economic aspects of dementia and its impact on the individual, the family and society. Community resources, current research and policy issues are included, with a particular emphasis on Alzheimer's disease.
Prerequisites: NUTR 132 or BIOL 207 or 301 or GERN 400I or consent of instructor.
Nutritional needs as related to physiological changes that occur during aging. Factors that influence food intake and nutritional status of the elderly. Diet adaptation for chronic diseases commonly found in older adults.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as NUTR 439. Not open for credit to students with credit in NUTR 439.
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing.
Disability as a social construct. Examines policies and practices to understand the experience of disability. Includes historical and contemporary perspectives as well as future issues. Emphasis on social and clinical intervention methods as well as programs and resources.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as REC 469. Not open for credit to students with credit in REC 469 or SW 469.
Prerequisites: GERN 400I, or consent of instructor.
Projects meaningful to California elders and that build skills. Professionals discuss career paths, local aging networks, and how the diverse climates of the State and region shape aging-related events, trends issues, and programs. Fieldtrips may be required.
(Lecture-activity 3 units)
Prerequisites: GERN 400I or equivalent and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Assessment of the physical, psychological and social status of the aging client as they affect health and well-being. Focuses on working with aging clients in a variety of settings to identify actual or potential health-related problems using various techniques.
Same course as NRSG 482. Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 482. (Lecture-discussion, 3 hours)
Prerequisites: GERN 400I, HDEV 357I or PSY 365, ANTH 454, and BIOL 401, or consent of instructor.
Mental health status of older adults over time and within subgroups. Societal responses affecting diagnoses and assessments of competence. Common mental health issues of older adults. Comparison of medical and non-medical therapeutics.
Fieldtrips may be required. (Seminar 3 hours)
Prerequisites: Student must be a Gerontology Certificate candidate; have senior standing; have a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA; approval of the Gerontology Certificate Coordinator; and GERN 400I, ANTH 454, PSY 365 or HDEV 357I. Each prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A course in which a grade lower than "C" is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grader lower than a "C" may proceed with other courses with approval of the Area Coordinator.
Field experience in which student assumes a preprofessional role in a professional setting. Objectives developed by student with supervisor must be approved by major advisor and form the basis for evaluation.
May be repeated for 6 units maximum. Same course as FCS 492G. Not open for credit to students with credit in FCS 492G (Seminar 3 hours)
Prerequisites: GERN 400I, ANTH 454, PSY 365, or HDEV 357I, upper-division standing and consent of program director.
Independent study under the supervision of a faculty member. Exploration and experience supplementing and/or complementing regular courses.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.
Group investigation of topics of current interest in gerontology.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.