Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title. The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed.  A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course Number
Course Name
Semester Credit Hours
Course Description
Cross Listed Course
Prerequisite
GNT 101Introduction to Gerontology3Exploration of a variety of topics related to aging,
such as retirement, living arrangements, social relationships,
rejection by families, death, government programs and community resources.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
GNT 102Problems in Aging3An analysis of the nature, extent, and causes of problems
in aging. Emphasis is on economic, political, and
personality factors that affect the living patterns of the aged.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
GNT 201Applied Social Gerontology3Designed for individuals who plan to work with the
elderly in planning, development, and implementation
of programs and policies.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
GNT 301Aging Issues, Policies, and Programs3Examines aging
as a social condition. Focus on aging concepts, policies
and service-providing organizations. Programs
are analyzed in terms of social needs, problems, and goals.
Not ApplicableGNT 101 or GNT 102
GNT 400Death and Dying3An examination of the anxieties, fears, and hopes of
the dying; and the social, psychological, and economic
implications of death.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
GNT 401Aging and Health3Discussion centers upon comparisons of healthy aging
patterns versus mental illness in old age. Designed to
dispel some of the traditional diagnostic and treatment myths.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
GNT 402Minority Aging3An analysis of attitudes, values, and trends related to aging in the Black culture.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
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