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Gerontology Minor and Certificate Program

The interdisciplinary program leading to a Minor or Certificate in Gerontology consists of 6 courses and is intended to provide a systematic grounding in the study of aging.  While the requirements are the same for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students, undergraduate matriculating students of Rhode Island College who successfully complete the requirements of the program will be awarded a MINOR in Gerontology; non-matriculating or graduate students will receive a Certificate in Gerontology.

Adobe PDFRhode Island College Certificate Program/Minor in Gerontology Interest Form

REQUIRED COURSES

Students will be required to complete the following courses:

1.  Sociology 217:  Aging and Society   4 credits
2.  Nursing 314:  Health and aging (Also known as Gerontology 314) 4 credits
3.  Sociology 320:  Law and the elderly 3 credits
4.  Practicum experience through an established means such as Political Science 327, 328; Sociology 315; Social Work 436, 437; Nursing 223.  Students who are NEITHER Social Work NOR Nursing majors should enroll in Political Science courses or see the gerontology coordinator. 3 credits minimum
  Minimum of 15 credits

ELECTIVE COURSES

Students are required to take at least 2 of the following courses:

Anthropology 308:  Culture, Aging, and the Life Course 4 credits
Nursing 312:  Death and Dying 3 credits
Health and Physical Education 451:  Recreation and Aging 3 credits
Psychology 339:  Psychology of Aging 4 credits
Sociology 303:  Fountain of Age 4 credits
Sociology 314:  The Sociology of Health and Illness 4 credits
  Minimum of 6 credits

COURSE OFFERINGS - SPRING 2016

REQUIRED COURSES

Gerontology/Nursing 314/01 Health & Aging (Distance learning) 4 credits Evans
Gerontology/Nursing 314/02 Health & Aging (M 4-7:50 p.m.) 4 credits Evans
Sociology 217/01 Health & Aging (Distance learning) 4 credits Ciambrone

ELECTIVE COURSES

*Nursing 312/01 Death & Dying (Th 4-6:50 p.m.) 3 credits Adler (Ethan)
HPE 451/01 Recreation and Aging (W 4-6:50 p.m.) 3 credits Staff
Sociology 303/01 Fountain of Age (Distance learning) 4 credits Filinson
Sociology 314/01 Sociology of Health & Illness (Tu Th 8-9:50 a.m.) 4 credits Ciambrone
Fieldwork:      
Political Science 327/01 Internship in State Government (M 4-6:50 p.m.) 4 credits Leazes
Political Science 328/01 Field experiences in the public sector (Tu 4-6:50 p.m.) 4 credits Leazes
Sociology 315/01 Community (Distance learning) 4 credits Filinson

*Course only offered in the Spring

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY EXCEPTIONS TO THE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE
COORDINATOR OF THE GERONTOLOGY PROGRAM.

FOR MORE INFORMATION WRITE OR CALL:
Telephone:  456-8732
or contact rfilinson@ric.edu 
Professor Rachel Filinson
Gerontology Center
Rhode Island College, CL 461
Providence, RI  02908

Reports

Harold Sweet Award winner Elizabeth Lamantia with the Sweet family. Gerontology Certificate recipients Elisabeth Lamantia and Kristina Water.
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Page last updated: Thursday, April 14, 2016