SW 610 - Social Work Issues for Services for the Aging Population: Aging in the Social Environment
(3 cr.) This advanced MSW course provides students with an opportunity to gain a better understanding of aging in the United States. It is designed to prepare students to analyze aging in the sociocultural context and how various factors shape the experience of aging. The course uses multidisciplinary perspectives and examines aging as a process in the sociological, physiological, psychological and societal contexts. A major theme of the course is preparing students to meet the increasing demand of gerontological social work skills and knowledge as they operate at the individual, family, community and institutional levels. This course is required for those with a specialization in aging in the MSW program. Prerequisite: SW 502, SW 503; Every Other Year, Spring

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