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Gerontology, associate degree

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Associate Degree: Gerontology2 years

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Course listing for the 2021-2022 catalog year.

GRN 175The Aging Mind2
GRN 181Exploring the Field of Aging2
GRN 201Understanding and Ending Ageism2
Choose one of the following options: 110
GRN 280A
CE: Gerontology Internship
FT 280
GRN 280A
Exercise Science Internship I
and CE: Gerontology Internship
GRN 280BGerontology Internship Seminar1
GRN 282Gerontology Professional Seminar2
PHL 207Ethics and Aging *4
PSY 236Psychology of Adult Development and Aging4
SOC 223Sociology of the Life Course *4
SOC 230Introduction to Gerontology *4
SOC 231Sociology of Healthy Aging *4
SOC 232Death and Dying: Culture and Issues *4
or SOC 234 Death: Crosscultural Perspectives
Gerontology Program Electives37
General Education: 2 courses
WR 121College Composition 34
Total Credits90

See a full list of program electives in the catalog.

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