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SOWK 327 Gerontological Social Work: Policy and Practice

Prerequisite: SOWK 201 or permission of the instructor. (First semester/3 credits) 

This course introduces students to an in-depth understanding of the issues facing older adults and the public policies and programs created to address these concerns. The goal of this course is to expose students who are either interested in clinical practice with older adults or policy analysis of senior programs to a context in which to examine their interest. In addition to classroom instruction, students will make field visits and get involved with senior services in the local community.