Gerontology Minor

Gerontology is an interdisciplinary field of study that is administered by the Center for Life Course Studies. It utilizes the body of knowledge of the social and behavioral sciences to develop theoretical frameworks for the study of adulthood and aging from the life course perspective. A minor in Gerontology is an excellent choice for students who would like to develop knowledge and skills in understanding the issues associated with an aging population or in working with people during the second half of the life course. If you have any questions regarding this major, contact the Sociology Department, 10 Schumacher, 607.436.3512. Effective Fall 2015.

*revised Sociology Department course codes effective Fall 2016. Previous course codes in parentheses.


Required Courses 6 s.h.

** Grades of C or better required.

  • SOC 101 (SOCL 100) Intro to Sociology
  • SOC 232 Aging and the Life Course (SOCL 233 Aging, Generations, and Society

Sociology Electives 6 s.h.

Select TWO of the following:

  • SOC 236 (SOCL 231) Comparative Studies of Aging
  • SOC 322 (SOCL 234) Families and Aging
  • SOC 224 the Family (SOCL 235 Theories in Family Studies)
  • SOC 330 Health and Again (SOCL 256 Sociology of Aging and Health)
  • SOC 238 (SOCL 257) Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOC 336 (SOCL 336) Sociology of Death and Dying
  • SOC 357 (SOCL 344) Demography
  • SOC 338 Social Policy (SOCL 392 Social Policy and Life Course Studies)
  • SOC 397 (SOCL 397) Field Experiences in Sociology
  • SOC 399 (SOCL 399) Independent Study in Sociology

Interdisciplinary Electives 6 s.h.

Select TWO of the following from at least TWO different departments:

  • ANTH 219 Anthropology of Death
  • ANTH 232 Human Biology and Culture Change
  • ANTH 236 Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 238 Anthropology of Reproduction
  • COMM 254 Intercultural Communication
  • CONS/FASH 281 Housing
  • CONS 252 Personal Law
  • FAMS 264 Adulthood and Aging
  • FAMS 266 Adult Family Members Transition
  • NUTR 247 Nutrition Across the Lifespan
  • PHED 202 Current Health Problems & Issues
  • PHED 330 Fitness Lifestyle Components
  • PHIL 206 Philosophy of Life and Death
  • POLS 218 American Social Welfare Policies & Politics
  • PSYC 246 Lifespan Development
  • PSYC 245 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
  • PSYC 252 Health Psychology
  • WMST 210 Women’s Health

TOTAL 18 s.h.


Notes:

1. College rules pertaining to curriculum majors also apply to curriculum minors

  • Minor GPA of at least 2.0
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade unless offered Pass/Fail only
  • One-half (1/2) of the minor coursework must be completed in residence
  • No more than two courses may overlap between/among all majors/minors; any excess requires additional coursework

2. Check proper course selection, sequence and prerequisite requirements with department of minor


Gerontology is an interdisciplinary field of study that is administered by the Center for Life Course Studies. It utilizes the body of knowledge of the social and behavioral sciences to develop theoretical frameworks for the study of adulthood and aging from the life course perspective. A minor in Gerontology is an excellent choice for students who would like to develop knowledge and skills in understanding the issues associated with an aging population or in working with people during the second half of the life course. If you have any questions regarding this major, contact the Sociology Department, 10 Schumacher, 607.436.3512. Ends as of Spring 2015.


Required Courses 6 s.h.

  • SOCL 100 Intro to Sociology
  • SOCL 233 Aging, Generations, and Society

Selections 6 s.h.

Select two of the following:

  • SOCL 231 Comparative Studies of Aging
  • SOCL 234 Families and Aging
  • SOCL 256 Sociology of Aging and Health
  • SOCL 257 Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOCL 344 Demography
  • SOCL 392 Social Policy and Life Course Studies
  • SOCL 399 Independent Study in Sociology

Select two of the following from two different departments: 6 s.h.

  • ANTH 219 Anthropology of Death
  • ANTH 232 Human Biology and Culture Change
  • ANTH 236 Medical Anthropology
  • COMM 254 Intercultural Communication
  • CONS/FASH 281 Housing
  • CONS 252 Personal Law
  • FAMS 264 Adulthood and Aging
  • FAMS 266 Adult Family Members Transition
  • NUTR 247 Nutrition Across the Lifespan
  • PHED 202 Current Health Problems & Issues
  • PHED 330 Fitness Lifestyle Components
  • PHIL 206 Philosophy of Life and Death
  • POLS 218 American Social Welfare Policies & Politics
  • PSYC 240 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 252 Health Psychology
  • PSYC 345 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
  • WMST 210 Women’s Health

TOTAL 18 s.h.


Notes:

3. College rules pertaining to curriculum majors also apply to curriculum minors

  • Minor GPA of at least 2.0
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade unless offered Pass/Fail only
  • One-half (1/2) of the minor coursework must be completed in residence
  • No more than two courses may overlap between/among all majors/minors; any excess requires additional coursework

4. Check proper course selection, sequence and prerequisite requirements with department of minor