Course: HHD 502. Aging Policies and Programs (3)
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree in health or human services or equivalent. This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the policy process, the politics of aging and an opportunity to explore selected aging policy issues in-depth. The content focus is on a few areas that provide fertile ground for policy development and/or analysis and offer insight into the historical, social, economic and demographic issues that have influenced the development of federal and state legislation and programs for older persons. Projects and papers will provide students with opportunities to examine issues surrounding the design and implementation of particular policies, track current changes in legislation, or undertake critiques of policies already in place.