Jan 16, 2022  
2010-2011 Gainesville State College Catalog 
2010-2011 Gainesville State College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HSDA 4100 - Context of Aging

This is an upper division course designed for students pursuing a four year college degree in Human Services or related fields.  The focus of this course is on social gerontology.  The curriculum will meet the Associate for Gerontology in Higher Education Bachelor’s Program of Excellence Standards of the biopsychosocial aspects of aging.  We will focus on the conditions that promote or limit human functioning.  A full examination of the lives of older people requires a basic understanding of the historical, cultural, psychological physiological, biological and social contexts of aging across the life course.  A minimum of ten hours of service learning is required.  Students will provide service to community program that serves the needs of the elderly.  This component of the course will allow students to gain firsthand experience with community agencies, human service delivery systems and administration and link the concepts and issues of the course with concrete experiences.

Prerequisite:  HSDA 3100


Location Offered: Gainesville