Policy and Aging

This undergraduate course provides an overview of policy and aging. The course provides a general framework for understanding and analyzing social policy and introduces students to the study of public policy. In addition, the course offers an overview of aging policy in the United States, with attention to financial security, access to health care, long-term care, and the Older Americans Act. Students are introduced to policy analysis. This course includes two sections, the first section introduces the legislative bodies and administrative agencies. This section allows students to critically analyze the state legislative process and to master verbal reasoning skills necessary to engage in strategic planning for influencing the decision makers. The second section provides a general framework for understanding and analyzing social policy and introduces students to the study of public policy.

Course Details

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Gerontology
Number: 
GERON240-01C
Semester: 
Spring 2018
Registration Status: 
Open
Registration: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 to Friday, February 2, 2018
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