GERO 1100: Gerontology I: Introduction to Gerontology

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Students examine ways of thinking about aging from diverse fields of inquiry including historical, political, social and global perspectives. They learn the major theories of aging as they relate to the developing field of gerontology. Topics include human rights and religious and cultural perspectives on aging including the Canadian Indigenous experience. Students learn about the impact of population aging on society as well as current responses to the needs, challenges and concerns of Canada's aging population. Students examine aging from a systems perspective with an emphasis on positive outcomes and understandings about aging.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Gerontology.

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