Course: HHD 501. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging (3)
Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree in health or human services or equivalent. This course provides an interdisciplinary overview of the fundamental principles, theories, issues and concepts in the field of gerontology. The interdisciplinary emphasis derives from the fact that to understand aging we must consider facts and explanations from a wide array of fields. Social gerontology integrates knowledge that ranges from history, demography, physiology, philosophy, science, ethics, medicine, law, mass communication and social policy, among others. The course will emphasize the research literature to consider issues that include work, retirement, leisure, health, technologies and living environments.