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2021-2022 University Catalog & Student Handbook 
2021-2022 University Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYD 401 - Diversity in Older Adults

This course examines the complex issues of aging and their unique impact on diverse older populations. The relationships between physical health, mental health, and access to resources (e.g., Social Security, Medicare, MediCaid) will be explored in conjunction with disparities within the older adult population. Through lecture, discussion, and writing, students will be asked to critically consider the distinct challenges facing many older adults of minority (e.g., racial/ethnic, sexual identity, gender, religious, non-traditional, family, etc.) backgrounds. Students will also be asked to problem solve and propose solutions to current U.S. social policies that fall short in addressing the needs of older minority adults.

Credit(s): 2

Type of Course: Course