PCC / Class Schedule / Spring 2015: Credit / Psychology /

PSY236 Psych of Adult Dev and Aging

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Provides an overview of the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of adulthood and aging including theories of aging and specific research in the field of gerontology. Focuses on genetic and environmental factors that influence health as we age. Includes the challenges specific to gender, ability level, and culture. Recommended: PSY 201 or PSY 201A or PSY 215. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 21901

From the Instructor:
Topics will include age-related changes in memory and other cognitive abilities, self-perceptions, mental health (including Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias), personality changes, coping with stress as well as changes that arise as people adapt to various life transitions (widowhood, retirement, loss, etc.). Myths and stereotypes associated with aging will be examined as they relate to specific effects on individuals.
Course Specific Requirements:
This is an online course offered in the D2L system. Students will be required to complete discussion board postings, papers, quizzes, and a final test in the course. The required textbook of this course is: Adulthood and Aging, by Marion G. Mason. This book can be purchased at the Sylvania Book Store previous to the start of the course.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
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To register, you need the CRNs (ex. 22398) of your selected classes.
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 21901 - 30-Mar-2015 thru 13-Jun-2015
Instructor: Bethany L Chamberlin
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Sylvania