Catalog 2010-2012

Gerontology

The Gerontology major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

It is suggested students take 400:001, 450:041, and 980:001 as their Social Sciences area Liberal Arts Core, as these are prerequisites for several of the required courses in this major.

This interdisciplinary program is offered jointly by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Education, and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts^. It is administered through the Department of Design, Textiles, Gerontology, & Family Studies and under the supervision of the Gerontology Advisory Committee.

^Plans are in progress to consolidate the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the College of Natural Sciences by June 30, 2011.

 

Social Sciences Track

Required:

  Research Methods.....3-4 hours

    Minimum of 3 hours of research methods from:

      Design, Textiles, Gerontology, & Family Studies: 31F:030.

      Leisure, Youth and Human Services: 430:169.

      Psychology: 400:101.

      Sociology: 980:108.

Gerontology core: 9 hours from the following.....9 hours

  Design, Textiles, Gerontology, & Family Studies: 31F:150.

  Psychology: 400:173.

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:125.

  Sociology: 980:125.

 

In consultation with your advisor, choose a total of 21 credits from the following 4 groups, with at least 3 credits required from each group.....21 hours

Group I - Humanities and Aging (3-12 hours)

World Religions/Philosophy: 640:194 or 650:194 or CAP:194; 650:050 or 650:142.

History: 961:150.

 

Group II - Behavioral/Social Sciences and Aging (3-12 hours)

Gerontology, & Family Studies: 31F:055, 31F:150*.

Psychology: 400:120, 400:173*.

Sociology: 980:118, 980:125*.

Anthropology: 990:152.

 

Group III - Physical/Health Sciences and Aging (3-12 hours)

Gerontology, & Family Studies: 31F:057.

Health Promotion and Education: 410:125*.

World Religions/Philosophy: 640:173 or 650:173 or CAP:173.

 

Group IV - Related Social Sciences and Aging (3-12 hours)

Gerontology, & Family Studies: 31F:077, 31F:162.

Social Work: 450:173.

*Courses may be used to meet requirements in either Gerontology Core or Curriculum Cluster, but not both.

 

Internship....4 hours

  Senior Seminar, Gerontology: 31G:193 (1 hr.)

  Design, Textiles, Gerontology: 31G:195, Section 1 (3 hrs.) OR Health Promotion and Education: 410:168 (3 hrs.) OR Sociology: 980:184 (3 hrs.)

Total required in Social Sciences Track.....37 hours**

**Due to prerequisites for courses in Group IV, the total number of credit hours required to complete this major may be 40.

 

Long Term Care Track

Required:

  Business Management, Accounting, Business.....10 hours

Select at least 3 credits:

  Accounting: 120:030, 120:031.

Select at least 3 credits:

  Management: 150:100, 150:101, 150:102, 150:105, 150:153, 150:166.

Gerontology core: 9 hours from the following.....9 hours

  Gerontology, & Family Studies: 31F:150.

  Psychology: 400:173.

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:125.

  Sociology: 980:125.

Health Care Administration.....14 hours

  Gerontology, & Family Studies: 31G:170.

  Social Work:  450:172, 450:173.

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:186 (Guided Independent Study course Medical Terminology for the Medical Professions, 2 hrs.).

  World Religions/Philosophy: 640:173 or 650:173 or CAP:173.

Electives approved by advisor.....5 hours

Internship 4-10 hours^^

  Students complete the seminar and either internship:

    Senior Seminar Design, Textiles, Gerontology, & Family Studies: 31G:193 (1 hr.) or 410:193 (1 hr.).

   Design, Textiles, Gerontology, & Family Studies: 31G:195, section 2 (3-9 hrs.) OR Health Promotion and Education: 410:168 (3 or 6 hrs.) OR Internship Design, Textiles,
  Gerontology, & Family Studies: 31G:195, section 2 (3 hrs.) OR Health Promotion and Education: 410:168 (3 hrs.) OR Sociology: 980:184 (3 hrs.)

Total required in Long Term Care Track.....42 hours^^

 

^^Students choosing to take the State of Iowa licensing exam may need to complete up to 10 credit hours of internship, for a total of 48 hours for the Long Term Care track.