GERO 336: Mental Health and the Elderly Factors involved in successful aging and maintenance of healthy personality functioning are investigated. The most common psychological disorders of the elderly are considered from etiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects. 3 credits GERO 375: Gerontology Internship Students are provided an opportunity to work with elderly in a field internship of 8 to 16 hours per week at a local agency serving the elderly. 3-6 credits GERO 390-395: Special Topics in Gerontology
GERO 400: Death, Dying, and Bereavement This course explores dying, death, grief, and bereavement, a topic of interest to personnel in the health and human service and other related professions. Issues discussed are theories of dying, death, and bereavement of the aged and assessments and interventions with clients and their families. Socio-cultural differences in attitude and behavior toward death as well as ethical. Legal issues, resources and support services are explored. Prerequisite: GERO 211 3 credits
HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY JEFFREY H. BLOODWORTH, Ph.D., Program Director FACULTY: Professor: Suzanne Richard. Associate Professor: Jeffrey H. Bloodworth. Assistant Professors: Carolyn Baugh, Geoffrey A. Grundy, John M. Vohlidka. Adjunct in Geography: Sue Nelson. Adjunct in History: Alexandra Holbrook. Lecturer: Peter Agresti. Mission Statement Historians treat the past as a foreign place that can unlock the mysteries of the present and the future. Thinking like a historian will help you understand how attention to change, context, and contingency is critical to understanding the ethical and political dilemmas of the past, present, and future. These skills provide a foundation for careers in law, medicine, education, business, and public policy. The Gannon University department of history & archaeology seeks to inculcates its students with this “historical thinking” and a global vision that equips with skills for a diverse and increasingly interconnected world. Vision Statement Our vision is to become an integral part of Gannon University’s humanities division that is known regionally for providing excellent classroom instruction, innovative programs, and producing cutting edge historical research. We strive to accomplish our vision by embracing rigorous academic inquiry with a constant awareness that a focus on students is vital to our program’s success. Aims and Objectives We must probe the past if we are to understand the problems of the present as well as the identity of humankind. Without history, we have no knowledge of who we are or how we came to be; we are like victims of collective amnesia groping in the dark for our identity. The history major is designed to enable the student to acquire a skilled and sustained sense of historical perspective as well as informed insight into historical method. But beyond this it seeks to develop those skills and attitudes of mind that distinguish the educated person: the habits of skepticism and criticism; of thinking with perspective and objectivity; of judging the good and bad and the in-between. It is hoped, in short, that the history major will lead the student to the attainment of life’s greatest value: wisdom. To this end, the specific aims are to acquaint the student with the basic tools and methods of research and expression—both written and oral; and to develop in him/her the skills of analysis and synthesis for the evaluation of historical evidence with particular stress on sound writing and reading skills.