Course Content and Outcome Guide for GRN 175
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- Course Number:
- GRN 175
- Course Title:
- The Aging Mind
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Course DescriptionExplores the convergence of gerontology and recent brain science. Presents novel and combinatorial interventions based on recent research on aging brains for today's older students and tomorrow's gerontologists and care providers, introducing them to the emerging array of sustainable approaches to engage, stimulate, and enhance older minds. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
The course is a Program Elective for the AAS in Gerontology and the Gerontology Certificate. It is recommended for students earning the Advanced Behavioral & Cognitive Care Certificate.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Successful students will be able to:
- Apply recent research on aging brains to enhance their own learning.
- Translate, combine, and apply recent research on aging brains to engage, stimulate, and enhance older minds in their work in aging services, life enrichment, adult education, and care settings.
- Stay current as new research on aging brains emerges.
Course Activities and Design
Lecture, discussion, and experiential learning in a seminar format
Outcome Assessment Strategies
A variety of assessments will be used, including
- Personal 7-Day Brain Health Assessment and Reassessment Process
- Brain Health Lexicon Puzzles
- Accessing Emerging Brain Research Assignments
- Applying Brain Health Knowledge Assignments
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Longevity and The New Age of Aging
- Memory & Learning
- The Mature Mind
- Creativity & the Brain
- The Science of the Senses
- The Six Cog Wheels of Brain Health
- Brain Health Roundtable reviewing and sharing brain science research and brain health issues.