May 24, 2019  
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog
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SWK 351 - Social Work Elective: Aging Credits: 3


This course introduces students to the roles, and functions, of 21st Century direct-practice, generalist social workers in the field of gerontology and the sub-fields of social gerontology and gerontological social work and to begin to prepare students for the issues, challenges and opportunities they will experience in the field of practice with older persons. This course introduces students to the social, psychological, biological, economic, cultural and spiritual factors that impact older persons and will also offer students the opportunity to become acquainted with current social work research and gerontological issues in social work practice with older persons.

Prerequisite(s): Social Work prerequiste: SWK 270  with minimum grade of C. Gerontology minor prerequisite: GRN 100   .



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