Gerontology Course Descriptions

REC 276 THERAPEUTIC RECREATION IN GERIATRIC SETTINGS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course is designed to help students understand the biopsychosocial problems of aging and the attitudes towards aging in America. Other areas to be covered include: economic problems, sexism and aging, community resources and methods of developing recreation resources and programs for this specialized group. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

CHS 451 GERONTOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course introduces the study of aging, primarily focusing on sociological issues and health-related topics pertinent to older adults. It will specifically address demography, biological theories of aging, major health conditions, principles of wellness, living arrangements, income and the older person’s role in the family and society. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

PSY 230 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Focus on human development from early adulthood through middle age, aging and death. Emphasis on the growth of the individual in relation to contemporary society, with theoretical viewpoints and empirical results from individual, social and developmental psychology. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

REC/CHS 272 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course will address the major causes of cognitive impairment in the aging, affecting six to 10 percent of those over the age of 65, of which two-thirds have Alzheimer’s disease. Since increasing age is the greatest risk factor for dementia, this course will prepare those involved in the field of aging to better understand and manage the disease. This course is designed for formal health care professionals as well as direct caregivers. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

RS 145 THEOLOGY OF DEATH AND DYING

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An examination of America’s interest in death education, recent contributions of the behavioral sciences; biblical and theological perspectives on death and after-life in Christian and in Jewish teachings. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

PSY 370 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to the principles and techniques of clinical interviewing, evaluation, referral and the planning of treatment. Field placements will provide students with an opportunity to observe the various institutional settings in which clinical psychologists work and the variety of psychological services offered there. Prerequisites: PSY 100, PSY 271 and permission of the instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours placement a week, 3 credits. Additional conferences will be scheduled on a regular basis for supervision of the placement experience. 1 semester. Fall and spring. $35 insurance fee.

REC 482 COMMUNITY FIELD EXPERIENCE I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Placement in one community recreational facility under qualified supervision. Placement must be arranged by student and approved by instructor. Prerequisites: REC 171, 252, 253 or permission of instructor. 96 hours a semester, 1 seminar hour per week, 1 semester, 4 credits. Fall, spring and summer.

REC 483 THERAPEUTIC FIELD EXPERIENCE I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Supervised placement in one therapeutic facility such as a nursing home, developmental center, psychiatric facility, hospital, medical center or town therapeutic recreation department. Placement must be arranged by student and approved by instructor. Prerequisites: REC 160, 252, 253 or permission of instructor. 96 hours a semester, 1 seminar hour per week, 1 semester, 4 credits. Fall, spring and summer.

REC 488 INTERNSHIP IN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course is part of the preparation suggested by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. The student interns for one semester under the supervision of a certified therapeutic recreation specialist. Prerequisite: approval of instructor and completion of major. 12 credits. Fall and spring.

SOC 241 EXPERIENCE IN SOCIAL WORK

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A planned field experience in a community social work agency; regular seminar meetings to evaluate, discuss and interpret this experience. Enrollment limited to School of Arts and Sciences students. Prerequisite: SOC 140. May not be offered for core curriculum. 6-8 hours placement a week, 1 seminar hour, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring, insurance fee required.

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