Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Gerontology: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
H324 | 6460-6461 | Lorenzen Huber


HPER H324  Gerontology:  Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Applied Health Science

PREREQUISITES:  None

CLASS MEETS:  By Arrangement
Section 6460 Meets by arrangement.  Offered for on-campus
students via World Wide Web
Section 6461 Meets by arrangement.  Offered for off-campus
students via World Wide Web

INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Lesa Lorenzen Huber, Indiana University Center on
Aging and Aged, Room 195, Smith Research Center,
2805 E. 10th St., 855-0816

E-MAIL:  lehuber@indiana.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is an overview of the areas ivolved in the study of
aging.  WE will consider the major theoretical approaches and current
research in aging in the following area:  biology and health,
psychoogy, sociology, and social policy.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this course you should be able:

To Understand the basic terms and concepts  in multidisciplinary
gerontology
To explain the inter-relatedness of biological, psychological, and
social aspects of aging
To identify and understand societal and individual consequences of
demographic changes in an aging society
To explain major theories of aging
To understand research mehtods used by gerontologists
To understand and be able to discuss public policies related to
aging
To access and use library and electronic data sources on aging
To relate knowledge of aging processes to real life experiences
To translate research on aging to implications for practice with
older adults

In addition to required readings, you are also asked to acquire an E-
Pal.  This can be any person over the age of 65 who is willing to
exchange 4-5 emails with you this semester.  You will be asking your
E-Pal questions about what it's like in "The Country of the Old."
Your E-Pal can be your grandma, who can check her email at your
parents' house, or it can be someone you've never met IRL, but posts
comments online and is willing to write with you this semester.  Your
E-Pal is like a textbook, an additional source of rich information
about what aging is.