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Gerontology Concentration

Our gerontology concentration combines rigorous scholarly inquiry in theory and research with the opportunity to explore aging in creative, new ways.

Our graduates are employed in professional settings, including advanced research, delivery of services and policy/program development.

If you have prior professional training, including nursing, social work, ministry and counseling, you can benefit from advanced study in gerontology.

Gerontology Concentration Seminars (18 crs.)

Required Gerontology Courses
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
Embodiment in Later Life
     or Health Aspects of Aging
Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
Social Systems in Later Life
Theorizing & Researching in Gerontology
     or Gerontology: Synthesis & Action

Gerontology Electives
Choose from the following:
Women's Issues in Aging
Senior Power, Politics & Policy
Communication & Aging
Narrative Gerontology
Media Images in Aging
Special Topics in Gerontology
Emerging Concepts & Frameworks for Aging & Old Age
Aging & Family
Independent Study

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March 27, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Pacific Northwest Region AARSBL Conference

Annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Region of the Academy of American Religion, Society of Biblical Literature and the American Schools of Orie...

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April 06, 2015

New Careers to Support Health and Creativity Across the Lifespan

Careers in Aging Week. A panel discussion on new careers to support health and creativity across the lifespan is being jointly presented by Marylhu...

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April 11, 2015

A-MAIS-ing Voices Series: Dance Movement as Meditation

With MAIS alum Susan Cazier. This workshop will consist of a brief history of dance and how dance movement can lead to holistic wellness. Also, hea...

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