University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs, Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.)

Gerontology (GERN)

Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

The Gerontology major is designed to provide students with an appreciation of the aged and the aging experience from social, psychological, and biological perspectives. The major places this study within the broader framework of life span human development and dynamics of functioning in a variety of social contexts. A focus on basic knowledge of aging as well as the application of that knowledge is reflected in required courses and suggested electives.

Students enrolled in the Gerontology major study aging within the perspective of the family. This approach provides the student with a broad, applied social science education as well as a fully integrated package of aging related courses. Students graduate with a degree leading to a variety of professional career opportunities in the human service, education, mental health, life skills support and counselling, and social policy fields. Our graduates also may pursue graduate study in family studies, human development, or one of the base social science disciplines. All students in the Gerontology Major must complete a minimum of 20.00 credits including the core of 14.50 required credits as outlined in the Schedule of Studies. In addition to these core requirements, there are many courses in various departments throughout the University which may be taken as electives. A list of suggested electives follows the description of required courses.


Semester 1*

COST*1800 [0.50] Housing and Community Planning

FRHD*1010 [0.50] Human Development

PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour

SOC*1100 [0.50] Sociology

One of:

ENGL*1200 [0.50] Reading the Contemporary World

FREN*1200 [0.50] Intermediate French I

Semester 2

FRHD*1020 [0.50] Couple and Family Relationships

FRHD*2060 [0.50] Adult Development and Aging

NUTR*1010 [0.50] Nutrition and Society

PSYC*1100 [0.50] Principles of Behaviour

0.50 elective*

* elective in Semester 2 must be BIOL*1020 if the student does not have standing in OAC Biology or equivalent

Semester 3

NUTR*2050 [0.50] Family and Community Nutrition

POLS*1400 [0.50] Public Management and Administration

STAT*2080 [0.50] Introductory Applied Statistics I

One of:

BIOM*2000 [0.50] Concepts of Physiology

MBG*1000 [0.50] Genetics and Society

PSYC*2410 [0.50] Behavioural Basis of Neuroscience, I

0.50 elective

Semester 4

COST*2100 [0.50] Personal Financial Management

STAT*2090 [0.50] Introductory Applied Statistics II

1.00 elective

One of:

CIS*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Computer Applications

CIS*1200 [0.50] Introduction to Computing

COST*2020 [0.50] Information Management

Semester 5

FRHD*3060 [0.50] Principles of Social Gerontology

FRHD*3070 [0.50] Research Methods - Family Studies

1.50 electives

Semester 6

FRHD*3120 [0.50] Families in Canadian Context

FRHD*3400 [0.50] Communication and Counselling Skills

HTM*2200 [0.50] Organizational Design and Effectiveness

HTM*3000 [0.50] Human Resources Management

0.50 elective

Semester 7

FRHD*4061 [1.00] Family and Community: Field Placement

FRHD*4160 [0.50] Family Relations in Gerontology

FRHD*4250 [0.50] Aging and Health

0.50 elective

Semester 8

FRHD*4062 [1.00] Family and Community: Field Placement

FRHD*4260 [0.50] Social Policy and Gerontology

1.00 elective


Courses in different departments which complement the major and which may be taken as electives include:

BIOM*4050 [0.50] Physiology of Aging

COST*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Marketing Management

COST*2810 [0.50] Social Aspects of Housing

COST*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law

ENGL*2840 [0.50] Literature and Aging

FRHD*4810 [0.50] Thesis I

FRHD*4910 [1.00] Thesis II

HIST*2800 [0.50] The History of the Modern Family

SOAN*3460 [0.50] Ethnicity and Aging

UNIV*3500 [0.50] Recreation and Tourism Planning

Note: Students intending to apply for admission to a graduate program should include among their electives both FRHD*4810 and FRHD*4910.

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