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UCCS Academic Catalog 2012-2013

    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  Jan 19, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog

Gerontology Minor

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A minor in Gerontology may be obtained through the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. Offered by the Gerontology Center, this program provides students and practitioners with knowledge and skills necessary for work in the aging field. The minor in Gerontology may be pursued by students enrolled in any undergraduate program, and is listed on the transcript if completed prior to graduation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to analyze changes in psychological, social, and biological domains that occur with increased frequency in later life
  • Students will be able to analyze the life context of older adults (e.g., health, housing and social services) and identify relevant resources for specific needs
  • Students will be able to conduct an interview and analyze the life story of an older adult in the context of historical, developmental and contextual influences on later life

General Requirements

The Gerontology minor requires 18 credit hours of course work, 9 of which must be upper-division (3000+ level). All courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

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