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GRNT - Gerontology

GRNT 5101. Social Research 1 (3-0-3)Prerequisite: SOCI 1101. The scientific method and the role of theory as applicable to sociological research; research Design, measurement, sampling, and research ethics. Writing research reports.

GRNT 5102. Social Research 2 (3-0-3)Prerequisite: SOCI 3101. Statistical methods; utilization of skills learned in Social Research 1; conducting original research; writing research reports; SPSS.

GRNT 5105. Psychology of Aging (3-0-3) Prerequisite: PSYC 1101. Overview of research methods and findings on psychological and behavioral processes during aging. Emphasis on current research on learning, memory, and cognition in aging.

GRNT 5106. Sociology of Aging (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SOCI 1101. The sociological analysis of aging in modern society. The examination of aging as a social construct and the attitudes and values surrounding the aging process primarily within an American context.

GRNT 5107. Survey of Gerontology (3-0-3)The purpose of the course is to provide an introduction and overview of the biology, psychology, and sociology of aging. In addition, contemporary topics related to older individuals and aging are introduced.

GRNT 5108. Psychological Issues in Death & Dying (3-0-3)Prerequisite: PSYC 1101. An examination of facts, concepts, and theories related to psychological issues in death and dying; examination of empirical data pertaining to controversial concepts.

GRNT 5109. Sociology of Medicine and Mental Disorders (3-0-3)Prerequisite: SOCI 1101. Sociological concepts will be used to investigate issues in health, illness, and medical care systems. Students will learn the social construction of health, illness, and mental health and explore healthcare delivery systems and community care with a focus on the relationship between the healthcare system and the elderly.

GRNT 6698. Internship (3 hours)Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Supervised experience in the field with an approved agency or organization.


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