Academic Catalogs

Gerontology

Credit Courses

GERO C1213 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Gerontology  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

A multidisciplinary overview of the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of the aging process. This course is identical to SOC C120. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing GERO C121

    GERO C1223 Units (54 lecture hours)  
    Biology of Aging  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

    This course will explore normal vs. abnormal changes in aging and the human ability to adapt. Each body system will be reviewed, focusing on how age changes relate to the development of disorders and diseases in later life. Methods of assisting older persons in adapting to acute and chronic illnesses and in health promotion and maintenance will be discussed. This course is identical to BIOL C120. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing GERO C122

      GERO C1313 Units (54 lecture hours)  
      Home Care  
      Advisory: BIOL C120 or SOC C120.

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

      Transfer Credit: CSU.

      Specifically targeted to students who are interested in understanding the non-medical in-home care industry and/or in operating a home care business. Provides in-depth information about the applicable California regulations that apply as well as the real-life challenges of operating an in-home care business. Graded or Pass/No Pass.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing GERO C131

        GERO C1703 Units (54 lecture hours)  
        Psychology of Aging  
        Advisory: GERO C121 or PSYC C120.

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

        Investigates the lifespan of adults - career choices and changes, marriage, relationships, family issues, aging parents, and retirement. Opportunities and challenges for retirees and the elderly to explore the potential for longer, healthier lives. This course is identical to PSYC C170. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing GERO C170

          GERO C1900.5 Units (9 lecture hours)  
          Issues in Gerontology  

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

          Transfer Credit: CSU.

          A topical course covering current issues of concern to those in the field of gerontology. Topics vary each semester. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing GERO C190

            GERO C1911 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
            Issues in Gerontology  

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

            Transfer Credit: CSU.

            A topical course covering current issues of concern to those in the field of gerontology. Topics vary each semester. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing GERO C191

              GERO C1932 Units (36 lecture hours)  
              Issues in Gerontology  

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

              Transfer Credit: CSU.

              A topical course covering current issues of concern to those in the field of gerontology. Topics vary each semester. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing GERO C193

                GERO C1953 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                Issues in Gerontology  

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                A topical course covering current issues of concern to those in the field of gerontology. Topics vary each semester. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing GERO C195

                  GERO C2203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                  Controversies and Ethical Issues in Aging  
                  Advisory: SOC C120.

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                  Formerly: GERO C120. This multidisciplinary course addresses current issues such as rationing health care based on age, elder care in families, social and financial projections on retirement, and how social institutions such as social security and Medicare meet the challenges of an aging population. Professional issues such as ethics, job burnout, and dealing with loss are also discussed. Emphasis is placed on meeting these needs in the local area with an investigation of community resources. This course is relevant to the older adult population and those working with this population. This course is identical to HSVC C220. Graded or Pass/No Pass. Transfer Status: CSU.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing GERO C220

                    GERO C2233 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                    Healthy Aging  
                    Advisory: HLTH C100 OR SOC C120.

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                    Formerly HLTH C175. Physical and emotional aspects of healthful living in the later years. Emphasis on the health changes that occur during the aging process, ways of coping with these changes, and preventative measures to maximize good health. This course is identical to HLTH C223. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing GERO C223

                      GERO C2253 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                      Nutrition through the Lifecycle  
                      Advisory: FN C170.

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                      This course is the study of special nutritional needs, physiology and health concerns throughout the principle stages of the life cycle - pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, older adulthood. This course is identical to FN C225. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing GERO C225

                        GERO C2303 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                        Care of Frail Elderly  
                        Advisory: BIOL C120 or SOC C120.

                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                        Formerly GERO 130. Specifically targeted for students interested in working in the field of aging as an aide in adult daycare assisted living or residential care facilities, for homemaker agencies, or as caregivers for family members. Provides in-depth practical information on how to work with elderly clients who are frail due to advanced age or dementia. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing GERO C230

                          GERO C2403 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                          Aging in a Multicultural Society  
                          Advisory: SOC C120.

                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                          Formerly GERO C140. A multicultural course that addresses how one's ethnic background impacts health care attitudes, the delivery of social services, caregiving expectations, and attitudes towards death and dying. Students completing this course will learn the importance of establishing culturally competent health care and social programs for ethnically diverse aging populations. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing GERO C240

                            GERO C2733 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                            Careers in Gerontology - A Field Practicum  
                            Prerequisite(s): Be employed or volunteer in the field of Gerontology 40 hours during the semester.

                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                            A focus on career options in the field of gerontology. Bridges the gap between educational theory and on-the-job practices through a placement in the field of gerontology. Students must be employed or volunteer in the field of Gerontology a total of 60 hours during the semester. Up to 20 of these hours may be assigned to coursework related to volunteer/work experience tasks at the discretion of the instructor. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing GERO C273