Sep 24, 2020  
2020-2021 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 EIU Undergraduate Catalog

Aging Studies Minor


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Current and projected population demographics and trends for the older adult (62 years and older) cohort necessitate responsiveness to supporting the specialized needs and interests of aging individuals and their families, caregivers, and professional service programs. The Aging Studies minor is an 18-hour interdisciplinary program designed to offer students the opportunity to gain expertise on the holistic process of aging in the context of family relationships, health and wellness, public policy, and socio-cultural issues and trends. Our aim is two-fold: to encourage students in a variety of academic units to broaden their studies to include professional development related to aging and older adulthood and to stimulate and promote scholarship in the area of Aging Studies. Required and elective courses are offered on a regular basis and provide students with options to diversify and specialize their studies in aging-related coursework. For more information about the Aging Studies minor, please contact D. Kathleen O’Rourke at kaorourke@eiu.edu or Mrs. Rose Myers-Bradley at rmyersbradley@eiu.edu.
 

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