The Gerontology Minor
15 Credit Minor in Gerontology
Two required courses
101 Survey of Sociology
203 Sociology of Aging
Three of the following courses:
(at least 3 credits at the 300-level or above)
106 Social Problems and Social Policy
207 Sociology of Health & Illness
214 Helping Process
219 Introduction to Human Services
225 Family Systems
315 Socialization & the Life Course
411 Aging and Mental Health
415 Health, Illness & Social Policy
441 Healthcare Ethics & Public Policy
450 Fieldwork (3 credits in a gerontology related placement)*
Note that courses from other Departments may be cross-listed as electives, where appropriate.
Six credits may double count toward the Sociology Major.
*Fieldwork: Sociology Majors must have completed twenty-one credits in the major. Non-majors must have completed 12 credits in gerontology class work. Requires an internships in a community setting directly related to gerontology, health, or related fields. Fieldwork combines independent study under a faculty mentor with an internship placement in a local organization. A minimum of 5 hours in placement per week (or 75 hours per semester) and one hour of meetings with the instructor per week (or 15 hours per semester) is required for 3 credits.