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Below are course assignment guides for Gerontology courses taught in current and previous semesters; guides for the current semester are marked in red, but you can also check the Gerontology department's listing for  Undergraduate courses and Graduate courses,  or the SFU Current Calendar Course Descriptions Search

Course guides are usually only updated when there's a new instruction session for that class, so information on these pages might be dated.  See also SFU's Standard Grade System.

100 level

GERO 101 Aging and Society (updated: December 2014)

300 level

  • GERO 300 Introduction to Gerontology (updated: December 2014)
  • GERO 300 Introduction to Gerontology (distance) (updated: May 2015)
  • GERO 301 Research Methods in Gerontology (updated: May 2015)
  • GERO 302 Health Promotion and Aging (distance) (updated: October 2014)

400 level

  • GERO 401 Aging and the Built Environment (updated: December 2014)
  • GERO 402 Drug Issues in Gerontology (not currently offered) (updated: May 2014)
  • GERO 403 Counselling with Older Adults (distance) (updated: May 2014)
  • GERO 404 Health and Illness in Later Life (updated: September  2014)
  • GERO 406 Death and Dying (updated: December 2014)
  • GERO 407 Nutrition and Aging (distance) (updated: August 2015)
  • GERO 408 Families and Aging (distance) (updated: May 2015)
  • GERO 409 Mental Health and Aging (not currently offered) (updated: May 2014)
  • GERO 410 Topics in gerontology
  • GERO 411 Long Term Care Administration
  • GERO 412 Culture, Migration and Aging (updated: May 2014)
  • GERO 413 Sexuality and Aging (distance) (updated: December 2014)
  • GERO 435 Adult Guardianship Law (no longer offered) (updated: May 2014)
  • GERO 450 Program Evaluation in Gerontology (updated: December 2014)

800 level

  • GERO 801 Health Policy and Applied Issues in Gerontology (updated: May 2014)
  • GERO 802 Development and Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs for the Elderly (updated: May 2014)
  • GERO 803 Analytical Techniques for Gerontology Research (updated: December 2014)
  • GERO 804 Qualitative Research Methods in Gerontology (updated: June 2015)
  • GERO 806 Interdisciplinary Theories in Gerontology
  • GERO 810 Community-Based Housing (updated: May 2014)
  • GERO 811 Institutional Living Environments (updated: December 2014)
  • GERO 820 Principles and Practices of Health Promotion (updated: June 2015)
  • GERO 822 Families, Communities and Health (updated: June 2015)
  • GERO 823 Mental Health and Illness in Later Life (updated: May 2014)
  • GERO 830 Technology and Aging
  • GERO 840 Health Care Issues for Minority Older Adults (updated: September 2014)

Courses outside of Gerontology on aging

  • EDUC 351 Teaching the Older Adult
  • KIN 105 Human Structure & Function
  • KIN 461 (aka BPK 461) Physiological Aspects of Aging (distance) (updated: August 2014)
  • PSYC 357 Adulthood and Aging
  • SA 319 Culture, Ethnicity and Aging
  • SA/GERO 420 Sociology of Aging (distance) (updated: May 2015)

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