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2015 - 2016 Academic Catalog

Aging and Intergenerational Studies Minor

The Aging and Intergenerational Studies minor is an individualized program of study consisting of 18 credits. Of the 18 credits required for the minor, at least 3 credits must be Intergenerational Studies Linked Credits*.

Course Code Course Title Credits
Core Courses
PSYC111 Generations in America 3
PSYC213 Ethics Across Generations 3

Choose 3 Intergenerational Linked Credits attached to classes of the student's choice: 3 credits

*Note: When a linked credit is attached to a class that, in itself, is not related to intergenerational studies, only the linked credit will count towards the minor, not the credits for the class.

Choose 3 additional courses for a total of 9 credits.
In consultation with your academic advisor, and with the approval of the Dean of Undergraduate Education, choose three courses from across the college curriculum that, in conjunction with your major, are best suited to your academic and professional plans and goals. In addition to classes, students may include among these 9 credits a directed study in an intergenerational or aging related topic or do an internship in which the student is working with an aging or intergenerational population. Students may choose from, but are not limited to, the following list of courses:

COM 321 Media & Children
CJ 202 Juvenile Justice
CJ 203 Juvenile Delinquency & Gangs
CJ 206 Drugs & Society
CJ 303 Domestic Violence
CJ 309 Children & Violence
CJ 319 Victimology
ENG 212 Literature for Young Adults
HIST 203 The History of Women in the U.S.
HIST 218 Global History of Childhood
PSYC 201 Psychology of Drugs & Behavior
PSYC 221 Child Development
PSYC 223 Adolescent Psychology
PSYC 241 The Psychological Life of Girls & Women
SOC 214 Family Diversity
Any Special Topics course that relates to issues of aging and intergenerational studies

Credit Requirements for minor: 18 credits

PSYC111 - Generations in America

This course offers a social-developmental, multidisciplinary overview of issues related to the expanding age population in the United States. Students examine aging stereotypes, characteristics of aging populations, and the impact of age-related forces on individuals in American society. The course is geared toward students in a variety of disciplines and provides a knowledge base that can be applied to other areas of study.

PSYC213 - Ethics Across Generations

A growing interest in ethics across different generations has emerged with dramatic changes in the age demographics of our society. This course examines a range of ethical dilemmas both unique to and common across different generations. Intervening factors such as generational identity, personal attitudes, and social forces are explored to understanding how individuals approach and behave in these situations.