SRJC Course Outlines

10/25/2021 12:09:18 PMPSYCH 56 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PSYCH 56Title:  AGING, DYING & DEATH  
Full Title:  Aging, Dying and Death
Last Reviewed:12/9/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PSYCH 6

Catalog Description:
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Examination of aging, death, dying and bereavement in contemporary society.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Examination of aging, death, dying and bereavement in contemporary society.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 ELifelong Learning and Self DevelopmentFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Describe current trends in life expectancies, demographics, and
   attitudes toward adulthood, "old age," death and dying.
2.  Compare and contrast prominent theories on adult development and
   aging.
3.  Summarize age-related physical diseases and psychological problems.
4.  Explain how the process of aging affects intelligence, memory,
   creativity, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
5.  Describe different types of intimate partnerships in adulthood.
6.  Examine the role of gender, socioeconomic status, personality, and
   health on work choice.  Include a description of retirement, its
   reasons, timing, and effects.
7.  Provide a list of stressors encountered by the aging person and
   generate ways to ameliorate the stress.
8.  Discriminate among concepts of suicide, assisted-suicide, and
   euthanasia; and summarize death/burial rituals and the grieving
   process following death.
9.  Summarize a variety of modes/types of death and review the
   bereavement, grief and mourning process of the survivor.
10. Describe the American funeral system, with emphasis in death
   notification, funeral service selection and its cost, and body
   disposition.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Defining the Journey:  Some Assumptions, Definitions, and Methods
2.  Theories of Adult Development and Learning About Death:  The
   Influences of Sociocultural Forces
3.  Physical Changes
4.  Health, Health Habits, and Health Care
5.  Changes in Cognitive Abilities
6.  Social Roles
7.  Development of Relationships
8.  Work and Retirement
9.  Personality Stability and Change
10. Stress and Resistance
11. Death, Dying and Bereavement
12. Facing Death:  Living with Life-Threatening Illness
13. Medical Ethics:  Dying in a Technological Age
14. Survivors:  Understanding the Experience of Loss
15. Late Rites:  Funerals and Body Disposition
16. The Law and Death
17. Death in the Lives of Children and Adolescents
18. Suicide
19. Risks of Death in the Modern World
20. Beyond Death/After Life

Assignments:
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1.  Read approximately 25-35 pages per week.
2.  Take two midterm exams and one final on lecture, reading concepts
   and terminology.
3.  Write 2-3 evaluation and/or analytical papers, approximately
   2-3 pages in length on assigned readings and lectures.
4.  Write a term or course research paper approximately 4-5 pages in
   length for the purpose of learning research skills, enhancing course
   knowledge, and improving writing skills.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
50 - 75%
Research Paper, Evaluation & Analytical Papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Fill-in, short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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DeSpelder, Lynne Ann; Lee Albert
  THE LAST DANCE:  ENCOUNTERING DEATH AND DYING, McGraw-Hill, 2005.
Corr, Charles A.; Nabe, Clyde M.; Corr, Donna M.
  DEATH AND DYING, LIFE AND LIVING, Wadsworth/Thomson, 2003.
Leming, Michael, R.; Dickinson, George E.
  UNDERSTANDING DEATH, DYING AND BEREAVEMENT, Wadsworth/Thomson, 2002.
Bee, Helen L.; Biorklund Barbara R.
  THE JOURNEY OF ADULTHOOD, Prentice Hall, 2004.
Foos, Paul W.; Clark, Cherie M.
  HUMAN AGING, Allyn & Bacon, 2003.
Hoyer, William J.; Roodin, Paul A.; Rybash, John Michael
  ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING, McGraw Hill, 2003.
Hooyman, Nancy R.; Kiyak, Asuman H.
  SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY:  A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE, Allyn & Bacon,
  2002.

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