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This second course examines the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging, with special attention to the interrelationship between theoretical and practice-oriented knowledge. The course is organized around basic theories and processes of aging and considers developmental issues facing aging individuals as they move through maturity and old age. Examination of cross-cultural issues that shed light on the American experience will be introduced. Cultural/historical, class, gender, ethnic, and minority relationships to aging will be considered. Selected policy issues related to developmental changes and needs will be introduced where possible, as will earlier developmental processes that continue into advanced age.

Program: Social Work

Credit: 3

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Social Work

Credits 3


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Social Work

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Social Work

Credits 3


Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

Social Work

Credits 1-3


Independent Study

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic,…

Social Work

Credits 1-3


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Social Work

Credits 3