Social Services for the Aging

Social Services for the Aging
Process and impact of social service delivery systems on the aged.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 NoteUtah state certificate available.
 TaughtWinter odd years
 ProgramsContaining SOC W 581
Course Outcomes


1. Be able to recognize dversity (race, gender, sexual orientation, SES etc) of aging population in the United States.

2. Be able to articulate predominant theories of aging.

3. Be able to articulate biological and psychosocial changes related to aging.

4. Be able to identify social, psychological, economic, and political challenges faced by other adults (i.e. ageism, poverty, elder abuse, retirement, intamacy, end of life care, support system, etc).

5. Demonstrate ability to advocate social/economic justice.

6. Demonstrate ability to assess and intervene in gerontoloical setting.

7. Demonstrate ability to address social policy issues for older adults.

8. Develop ability to practice ethically within principle of NASW Code of Ethics.