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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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Jennifer Sasser Published in International Journal

An essay by Dr. Jennifer Sasser, gerontology program director, was published in the International Journal of Reminiscence and Lifelong Learning in January 2015.

Marlana Stoddard-Hayes at Butters Gallery

Marlana Stoddard-Hayes, MA in Interdisciplinary Studies faculty, will present a solo exhibition of paintings at Butters Gallery in March 2015.

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March 10, 2015

Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

As part of our on-going partnership with Mary's Woods, join us for our monthly Marylhurst Day at Mary's Woods. Activities take place throughout the...

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March 12, 2015

Gero-Punk Salon

Join Jennifer Sasser, Ph.D., Gero-Punk Project founder, for an evening of engaging discussion. In her words, "To be a gero-punk is to bravely and c...

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March 14, 2015

A-MAIS-ing Voices Series: Four Footed Ministers

With MAIS alum Dr. Jerilyn Felton. Join the MAIS community to share, expand and grow through a series that is part "teach-in" and part salon conv...

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