Aging (Interdisciplinary Minor)

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Aging will engage students from all Departments across different Schools within the College in a common goal of scholarship in the area of aging; it will also prepare students interested in working professionally in the field of aging. A range of relevant courses representing the College's broad curricular offerings will be available to students to provide an understanding of aging from various perspectives. The Minor will be of interest to students who are majoring in several departments in the Natural and Social Sciences, including but not limited to Anthropology, Biology, Economics, Health Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology, as well as to students majoring in such Arts and Sciences disciplines as Art, History, Literature, Music, and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. test

Degree Requirements

Students who declare a minor in Aging select four courses (12 credits) at the 200- and 300-level. At least six credits must be taken in 300-level courses or a higher-level course approved by the Program.

Students will select in consultation with their advisor from the following menu of relevant 3-credit courses offered in various departments in the Schools of Natural and Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities:

200-level courses:

Credits
PSY 219Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

3

SOC 243The Aged in Modern Society

3

SWK 242Social Work Practice with Older Adults

3

Any relevant 200-level course

Any relevant 200-level course: Approved by the Program.

300-level courses or a higher-level course approved by the Program:

Credits
ECO 313Economics of Aging

3

HEA 310Health and Aging

3

HEA 360Selected Topics in Health

3

SOC 343Sociological Theories of Aging

3

SPV 300Neurolinguistics of Aging

3

SWK 342Social Work Policies in an Aging Society

3

Any relevant 300-level course

Any relevant 300-level course: Or higher and approved by the Program.