The Interdisciplinary Gerontology Studies program offers a minor that examines the diversity and complexity of the older adult using a venue of varied disciplines and perspectives, including biology, psychology, sociology, spirituality, communication and nursing. In light of the necessity for multidisciplinary approaches to meet the needs of older adults, courses will include students from various disciplines and prepare the students for careers that benefit from team work, mutual respect and comprehensive knowledge of the older adult regardless of setting whether in the United States or globally.
Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of the impact of culture, ethnicity, financial capacity, gender, spirituality, health and level of wellness on quality of life of older adults. They will cultivate critical awareness and ethical and political astuteness in a variety of settings that affect older adults. Students will participate as members of interdisciplinary teams encountering diverse cohorts of older adults.
Janica Arcenal, Class of 2019