2020-2021 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Population Health and Aging, CAS

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Faculty Contact: 

Jennifer Karas Montez, Professor of Sociology
312 Lyman Hall

This graduate certificate of advanced study (CAS) provides matriculated graduate students with systematic, focused training in the area of population health and aging. The program will expose students to the key theoretical orientations and cutting-edge methodological training that lies at the nexus of medical sociology, social gerontology, and demography. Students must complete 15 credits, of which three are required – SOC 667: Population Processes; SOC 655: Sociology of Health and Illness; SOC 664: Aging and Society. Students may select six credits of health and/or aging electives, three of which must be a SOC graduate-level course.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Understand key theoretical orientations in population health and aging
2. Apply standard and cutting-edge methodological and statistical techniques
3. Develop an interdisciplinary orientation that draws on medical sociology, social gerontology, and demography
4. Articulate the ways that social processes, places, and policies shape population health and aging
5. Obtain professional socialization in preparation for academic, governmental, private-sector, and non-profit positions


Students must complete 9 graduate level credits in the following courses:


Students must complete 6 credits of graduate level courses in health and/or aging.  At least 3 credits must be from a SOC course. Students may petition to use 3 credits from other health and/or aging courses. 

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