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Gerontology Concentration

What do gerontologists think they are doing when they do gerontology? What are the questions, issues and problems around which gerontology organizes and institutionalizes itself?

How does gerontology function as a discipline and practice when other disciplines and fields are increasingly taking on issues of aging, old age and later life?

The gerontology concentration within our BA in Social Sciences program tackles these important questions. Aging is an emergent phenomenon. Human beings are living longer than ever before in the history of this planet. And human aging is a complex, multi-faceted process that unfolds over a long period of time. It demands a holistic, critical and contemplative approach founded upon the nuanced relationship to time, place and space.

In this concentration you'll take the following courses, for a total of 18 credits:

Please see the current Marylhurst University catalog for complete information.

 

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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.

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March 09, 2015

Prior Learning Assessment Information Session

For those interested in receiving college credit for documented college-level learning from employment, volunteer work, or other learning experienc...

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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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