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2015-2016 Catalog

AGS 201 Introduction to Aging Studies

Aging Studies or Gerontology is a multidisciplinary field with key contributions from psychology, biology, neuroscience, economics, sociology and multicultural studies, medicine and allied fields, engineering/technology, and public policy. This course introduces students to the field of gerontology. It provides a multidisciplinary overview of the different processes and perspectives related to human aging. Myths and realities of aging, models of successful aging, and the social, economic, health and policy implications of growing aging populations are examined. [GM1, SS, V]