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Any course ending in Y includes a weekly Honors University seminar. Designed for students in their first year, the Honors University seminar reinforces the lecture through study skills, exam preparation, time management, and other key skills. Most courses meet general education requirements. These courses carry one credit and focus on enhancing skills that pertain to college life.
(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR (WI)
Based in the life-course perspective, this course blends academic analysis of human aging in social context with more experiential learning, including exposure to literature on older adults, awareness exercises about aging in the news and talking with older adults in and out of class to debunk common myths and stereotypes regarding aging and older adults. Academic content is broadly social, in terms of understanding family and community contexts of aging, the individual experience of aging including productivity, spirituality and typical engagement, normal changes and diseases common in physical and psychological health, and a focus on how society views aging. Finally, students will be encouraged to identify themselves as aging individuals, on a trajectory toward later life.