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Social Action & Gerontology
SW583 Advocacy and Social Action and Gerontology An in-depth understanding of specific issues related to older adults and their families, supporting successful aging, and promoting the older person's empowerment is one outcome from this course. Topics include facts and myths of aging, demographics, diversity of aging, family care-giving, long-term care, elder abuse, death, loss, bereavement, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, depression, sexuality, religion and spirituality are discussed in the context of both policy and practice. Some attention will be given in class lectures to aging around the world and to cross cultural comparisons. Topics that do not appear on the syllabus but are of interest to students may be included in class discussions and can be the focus of the final required paper. Relevant research will be discussed. Prerequisite: SW401A; SW409 or concurrent enrollment. This course meets the requirement for social action elective.
- Course number: SW-583
- Credits: 3.00
- Academic Level: Graduate
- Currently Offered: Yes
- Course Type: Lecture