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GERO 554 Social Gerontology

Prerequisite: PSY 500 or permission of the instructor. (Interdisciplinary: psychology, sociology/ 3 credits) 

The changes in the circumstances, status, roles and position that come with advanced age. Attention is given to the influence of age-related biological and psychological factors on the individual’s performance and behavior in society and with her/his personal and social adjustment to the events and processes of aging. The course also focuses on the influence of older people on values, institutions and organizations of society. This is a basic human sciences course.