GERO 2225: Community-Based Practice with Older Adults

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

Course Description

Students explore and analyze what constitutes community, how community is constructed and the ways in which inclusion, marginalization, exclusion, and oppression can impact older adults within various community contexts. They review the history of community development related to supporting older adults, and how different theoretical and philosophical perspectives shape such work. Students analyze different models and processes for community-based work with older adults to better understand the essential role of community in supporting older adults. They leave this course with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively support the development and implementation of community-based programs and services.

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in GERO 1100 and 1300; or permission of the program coordinator.

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