Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Mar 17, 2018  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog

Aging Studies Letter of Recognition: 822

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: 822

This sequence of three courses is designed to introduce students to the field of gerontology, to help generate further interest in studying the aging process, and to assist those working in the field to demonstrate knowledge in key areas. A grade of C or above is required for each course in the sequence.

Program Requirements

All students should review the Advising Worksheet and consult an advisor.

Total Credit Hours: 9

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Evaluate the impact and relevance of psychological, economic, demographic, and political issues on the health of the aging population.
  • Describe the role of acute disease, chronic disease, and accidents as barriers to health and longevity.
  • Examine the process of age socialization in social institutions including family, education, work, law, and media.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the intersection of age, gender, social class, and race/ethnicity.
  • Distinguish between age-associated and age-related changes in body systems.

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