2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SWK395: Working with the Elderly

3 Credit(s)
In this course, students explore the aging process, popular myths, and differences associated with race, gender, class, and culture. The bio-psycho-social aspects of aging are examined against the backdrop of the socioeconomic and political realities that form the context for individual experiences of aging. Emphasis is placed on countering ageism in America and on understanding the role of the gerontological social worker in service delivery to the individual and to the larger family system. Program and policy initiatives are discussed.