Department of Sociology, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse Studies 

Course Rotation Schedules

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Gerontology

(As of Fall 2015)
TBA = budget permitting, faculty availability, student need
The following rotation schedule deals only with the required courses for these majors, not elective courses.  The rotation schedule is given to aid the student in their matriculation process toward a degree.  While the Department will make every effort to keep to this rotation schedule, budgetary and staffing constraints BEYOND OUR CONTROL, may occasionally create situations where we cannot offer the courses or particularly the number of sections that may be indicated in the rotation schedule.  This document shall in no way be construed to be a contract with the student to guarantee that these courses will be always offered exactly as they appear in this schedule.
GERONTOLOGY COURSE ROTATION SCHEDULE:
GERO 5000 – Workshop
Description:  Credit will vary from 1 to 2 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study. Normally involves lecture, films, guest speaker, etc. A grade of “P” or “F” is given. No more than 2 hours of workshop may be counted on a master’s degree.

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Spring

Summer

Day

TBA

TBA

TBA

GERO 5023 - Orientation to Gerontology
Description:  The purpose of this course is to present a broad overview of the major concepts and issues relevant to gerontology. These will include theories of aging, health and physiological aspects of aging, environmental design and retirement housing, leisure and recreation.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Evening

1

GERO 5213 - Health & Social Services for Seniors
Description:  This course focuses on health and social services available to seniors in the United States providing in- depth understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, Aging Network Services, housing, and private sector services.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Evening

1

GERO 5342 - Politics of Aging
Description:  This course focuses on a range of political and policy issues that affect the well-being of seniors and the political realities of developing solutions to these needs and concerns.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Evening

1

GERO 5363 - Psychology of Aging
Description:  This course examines the psychological aspects of human aging. Focus areas include, psychological theories of aging, psychological research methods in aging field, dementias/psychopathologies of aging, and sensory, motor, and cognitive changes with aging.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Evening

1

GERO 5443 - Biology of Human Aging
Description:  The course examines the biological changes associated with human aging. Emphasis is given to theories of biological aging, maintenance of homeostatis, age changes in each body system, interactions among these systems, and diseases that commonly affect older adults.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Evening

1

GERO 5463 - Bereavement Counseling
Description:  This course will discuss death and dying, the stages of grief, hospice, the living will and techniques to be used in counseling the bereaved of all ages.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Evening

1

GERO 5523 - Qualitative Gerontology
Description:  This course is an in-depth study of qualitative research in Gerontology. Topics covered include methodological techniques, application of findings, and ethical considerations.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Evening

1

GERO 5731 - Drug Issues for Older Adults
Description:  This course will examine drug issues concerning older adults including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, problems encountered by the older adult taking multiple medications, substance abuse, health and safety guidelines, marketing effects, and economic concerns.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Evening

1

GERO 5743 - Colloquium in Gerontology
Description:  This course is designed to be the culminating experience for all gerontology majors. It will summarize all the work covered in the gerontology program and look at directions for the future in the field of aging. Prerequisite(s): Course should be taken during students last spring semester prior to graduation.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Evening

1

GERO 5823 - Gerontology Research
Description:  Gerontology Research focuses on fundamental research concepts, methods, and application in the discipline of Gerontology. This course is designed to build research skills and enable the student to become an efficient and effective consumer of research.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Evening

1

1

GERO 5900 - Practicum
Description:  Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

1

1

1

GERO 5910 - Seminar / Special Topics
Description:  Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

TBA

TBA

TBA

Evening

TBA

TBA

TBA

GERO 5920 - Directed Reading
Description:  Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

TBA

TBA

TBA

Evening

TBA

TBA

TBA

GERO 5930 - Individual Study
Description:  Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

TBA

TBA

TBA

Evening

TBA

TBA

TBA

GERO 5950 - Internship
Description:  Credit will vary from 1 to 8 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study. Supervised practical experience gained in a professional field by an advanced or graduate student.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

TBA

TBA

TBA

Evening

TBA

TBA

TBA

GERO 5960 - Institute
Description:  Credit will vary from 1 to 8 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

TBA

TBA

TBA

Evening

TBA

TBA

TBA

GERO 5970 - Study Tour
Description:  Credit will vary from 1 to 2 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

TBA

TBA

TBA

Evening

TBA

TBA

TBA

GERO 5990 - Thesis
Description:  Credit will vary from 1 to 6 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department’s field of study.

Fall

Spring

Summer

Day

TBA

TBA

TBA

Evening

TBA

TBA

TBA

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Substance Abuse Studies

This rotation schedule deals only with the required courses for the Substance Abuse Studies (SAS) undergraduate (B. A.) and graduate majors (M. A.).  The rotation schedule is given to aid the student in their matriculation process toward a degree.  While the Department will make every effort to keep to this rotation schedule, budgetary and staffing constraints are beyond our control, which may occasionally create situations where we cannot offer the courses or particularly the number of sections in need/demand.  This rotation schedule shall in no way be construed to be a contract with the student to guarantee that these courses will be always offered as they appear in this schedule.

Fall SAS Course Offerings:

SAS 2603 - Introduction to Substance Abuse Studies

SAS 3023 - Counseling Skills in Substance Abuse

SAS 3123 - The Addictive Process

SAS 4273 - Substance Abuse and the Family

SAS 4293 - Professional Principles in Substance Abuse Counseling

SAS 4313 - Codependency

SAS 4323 - Dual Diagnosis

SAS 4343 - Prevention and Education in Substance Abuse

SAS 4940 - Field Study in SAS

SAS 5113 - Foundations of Addiction

SAS 5223 - Advanced Individual Counseling

SAS 5273 - Substance Abuse and the Family

SAS 5323 - Psychopharmacology and Neurobiology of Addiction

SAS 5313 - Advanced Family Counseling

SAS 5333 - Advanced Counseling Skills in Substance Abuse Studies

SAS 5343 - Prevention and Education in Substance Abuse

SAS 5413 - Psychopathology & Co-Occurring Disorders

SAS 5433 - Advanced Human Development and Substance Abuse

SAS 5463 - The Abused

SAS 5513 - Advanced Family Counseling Co-Occurring Disorders

SAS 5523 - Cultural Sensitivity Addiction Treatment

SAS 5303 - Substance Abuse and Special Populations

SAS 5613 - Research and Substance Abuse Studies

SAS 5633 - Counseling the Abused

SAS 5910 - Seminar: Dual Diagnosis

SAS 5910 - Codependency

SAS 5930 - Capstone in Substance Abuse Studies

SAS 5940 - Field Study in Substance Abuse Studies

Spring SAS Course Offerings:

SAS 2603 - Introduction to Substance Abuse Studies

SAS 3123 - The Addictive Process

SAS 4273 - Substance Abuse and the Family

SAS 4303 - Substance Abuse in Special Populations

SAS 4313 - Codependency

SAS 4333 - Advanced Counseling Skills in Substance Abuse

SAS 4413 - Group Dynamics in Substance Abuse Counseling

SAS 4940 - Field Study in SAS

SAS 5273 - Substance Abuse and the Family

SAS 5303 - Substance Abuse in Special Populations

SAS 5333 - Advanced Counseling Skills in Substance Abuse

SAS 5433 - Advanced Human Development and Substance Abuse

SAS 5413 - Psychopathology & Co-Occurring Disorders

SAS 5523 - Cultural Sensitivity Addiction Treatment

SAS 5463 - The Abused

SAS 5633 - Counseling the Abused

SAS 5910 - Codependency

SAS 5910 - Group Dynamics and Substance Abuse Counseling

SAS 5930 - Capstone in Substance Abuse Studies

SAS 5940 - Field Study in SAS

Summer SAS Course Offerings:

SAS 2603 - Introduction to Substance Abuse Studies

SAS 3123 - The Addictive Process

SAS 4940 - Field Study in SAS

SAS 5940 - Field Study in SAS

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SOCIOLOGY COURSE ROTATION SCHEDULE

Fall Sociology and Human Services Course Offerings:

SOC 2011 - Careers in Sociology

SOC 2103 - Sociology

SOC 2113 - Human Sexuality

SOC 2203 - Social Problems

SOC 2303 - Social Psychology

SOC 2413 - Cultural Anthropology

SOC 2503 - Introduction to Social Work

SOC 3103 - Juvenile Delinquency

SOC 3203 - Minorities in American Society

SOC 3403 - The Family

SOC 3633 - Criminology @

SOC 4043 - Sociological Statistics

SOC 4053 - Sociology of Aging

SOC 4233 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment

SOC 4243 - Social Deviance

SOC 4443 - Social Stratification

SOC 4463 - The Abused

SOC 4513 - Contemporary Social Movements

SOC 4633 - Social Welfare Policy

SOC 4693 - Sociological Theory

SOC 4773 - Sociological Research

SOC 4940 - Field Study in Sociology [1-4 credit hours]

SOC 5043 - Sociological Statistics

SOC 5053 - Sociology of Aging

SOC 5233 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment

SOC 5243 - Social Deviance

SOC 5443 - Social Stratification

SOC 5463 - The Abused

SOC 5513 - Contemporary Social Movements

SOC 5633 - Social Welfare Policy

SOC 5693 - Sociological Theory

SOC 5773 - Sociological Research

Spring Sociology and Human Services Course Offerings:

SOC 2011 - Careers in Sociology

SOC 2103 - Sociology

SOC 2113 - Human Sexuality

SOC 2203 - Social Problems

SOC 2303 - Social Psychology

SOC 2413 - Cultural Anthropology

SOC 2503 - Introduction to Social Work

SOC 3103 - Juvenile Delinquency

SOC 3203 - Minorities in American Society

SOC 3573 - Sociology of Religion #

SOC 3633 - Criminology

SOC 4043 - Sociological Statistics

SOC 4053 - Sociology of Aging

SOC 4233 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment

SOC 4243 - Social Deviance

SOC 4443 - Social Stratification

SOC 4463 - The Abused

SOC 4513 - Contemporary Social Movements

SOC 4573 - Sociology of Childhood Adolescence

SOC 4633 - Social Welfare Policy

SOC 4693 - Sociological Theory

SOC 4773 - Sociological Research

SOC 4940 - Field Study in Sociology [1-4 credit hours]

SOC 5043 - Sociological Statistics

SOC 5053 - Sociology of Aging

SOC 5233 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment

SOC 5243 - Social Deviance

SOC 5443 - Social Stratification

SOC 5463 - The Abused

SOC 5513 - Contemporary Social Movements

SOC 5573 - Sociology of Childhood Adolescence

SOC 5633 - Social Welfare Policy

SOC 5693 - Sociological Theory

SOC 5773 - Sociological Research

Summer Sociology and Human Services Course Offerings:

SOC 2103 - Sociology

SOC 2203 - Social Problems

SOC 2303 - Social Psychology

SOC 3103 - Juvenile Delinquency

SOC 3203 - Minorities in American Society

SOC 3403 - The Family

SOC 3633 - Criminology

SOC 3990 - Youth, Rebellion, & Rock ‘n Roll

SOC 4573 - Sociology of Childhood Adolescence

SOC 4940 - Field Study in Sociology [1-4 credit hours]

SOC 5573 - Sociology of Childhood Adolescence

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