Fall 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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GERON 300    Sociology of Aging    3 Units

Same As: SOC 335
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the aged and aging process with emphasis on social factors affecting and affected by an aging population. It includes an analysis of demographics, history of aging in America, social conditions, resources and support systems, employment, retirement, social class/cultural differences. Not open to students who have completed SOC 335.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Abbott-Enz         ARC MAIN Online          14660 
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Online Orientation:    Monday, August 23    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC P.Abbott-Enz         ARC MAIN Online          11642 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 23    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          15504 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 23    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          14780 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 23    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


GERON 302    Psychology of Aging: Adult Development and Aging    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 374
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the physical, psychological, and social aspects of the aging process including the interactions between the elderly and the rest of society. Topics include an analysis of stereotypes, social bonds, environmental factors, sexuality, physical health, mental health, death, and bereavement. Not open to students who have completed PSYC 374.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
W         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN D 208           10228 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          11684 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 23    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          11490 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 23    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          12968 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 23    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          13094 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 23    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


GERON 304    Ethical Issues and Client's Rights    3 Units

Same As: HSER 310
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: HSER 300
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a comprehensive exploration of the basic ethical issues involving human services delivery. Topics include professional ethics, confidentiality, counselor and clients' rights, and other areas involving ethical controversies. This course is not open to students who have completed HSER 310.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN D 112           30232 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Bertaccini         ARC MAIN D 103           30233 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


GERON 330    Communicating with and Validating Older Adults    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 378
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Current tuberculosis clearance
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the basic theory, techniques, and experiences for communication with, validation of, and stimulation of the elderly at different cognitive levels in long-term care. This class is held off campus in a long-term care setting. For internet modality, supervision by an activity professional in a long-term care setting is required. It is not open to students who have completed PSYC 378.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
W         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Portable 609A   10230 
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GERON 335    Wellness for Older Adults    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores positive lifestyle choices throughout life which have a positive effect on health and well being. Topics include exercise, nutrition, stress management, chronic disease, and adaptations for disability.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Allen              ARC MAIN Online          30199 
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Online Orientation:    Monday, August 23    12:01AM-11:59PM
This class meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


GERON 366    Coping with Death and Related Bereavement    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an exploration of our societal and personal views of death, dying, and bereavement with the focus on ways in which our Western society treats the subject of death. Topics include right-to-die issues and the theoretical stages of death and bereavement. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 21-Aug 21
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC N.Miller             ARC MAIN D 106           30203 
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GERON 368    Mental Health and Aging    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of mental health as it is impacted by the aging process. Emphasis is on correlates of mental health, incidence of mental illness, depression, dementia, substance abuse, intervention, and mental health resources for seniors. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 28-Aug 28
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC K.Litzenberg         ARC MAIN D 106           30204 
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GERON 430    Introduction to Activity Coordinator    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the role and responsibilities of an Activity Coordinator in long-term care facilities. Topics include program planning, utilizing volunteers, budgeting, and working as a team. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 21-Aug 21
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC S.Arrigo             ARC MAIN D 112           14234 
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GERON 432    Interviewing and Counseling Techniques with Elderly    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of basic counseling and interviewing techniques when working with older adults. The focus is on communication skills, interviewing techniques, and specific therapeutic approaches to working with impaired older persons. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 28-Aug 28
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC R.Chevraux           ARC MAIN D 112           14236 
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GERON 434    Hearing and Speech - Age Changes    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 432.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of age-related changes in speech and hearing. The techniques for working with impaired older adults and development of positive communication with seniors will be emphasized. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 11-Sep 11
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC J.McCartney          ARC MAIN D 112           14238 
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GERON 436    Documentation: State and Federal Regulations Part I    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 434.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of Title 22 regulations and required documentation as it relates to activity coordinators. Topics include activity assessments, social histories, monthly updates, care plans, and quarterly reviews. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 30-Oct 30
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC S.Fong               ARC MAIN D 112           14252 
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GERON 438    Documentation: State and Federal Regulations Part II    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 440.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of state and federal regulations governing activity coordinators in a health care facility and the necessary documentation required to comply with these regulations. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Nov 06-Nov 06
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC S.Fong               ARC MAIN D 112           14254 
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GERON 440    Etiology of Illness in Later Life    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 436.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of the etiology of major illnesses found in the aging population, focusing on indications and contraindications for activities. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 09-Oct 09
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC L.Reed               ARC MAIN D 112           14244 
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GERON 442    Social and Psychological Forces of Aging    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 438.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course in an overview of basic psychological and social forces affecting an individual upon entering long-term care. Topics include depression, role loss, myths, and potential benefits and problems of working with families. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 18-Sep 18
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC R.Chevraux           ARC MAIN D 112           14242 
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GERON 444    Dementia: Behaviors and Activity    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 442.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of dementia and memory loss. Topics will focus on types, characteristics, communications, behavior management, and caregiving of dementia patients. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 02-Oct 02
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN D 112           14240 
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GERON 446    Effective Leadership Skills    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 444.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of the fundamentals of leadership for the activity coordinator. Strategies for information processing, problem solving, and decision making will be included. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 25-Sep 25
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC S.Arrigo             ARC MAIN D 112           14246 
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GERON 448    Community Agencies and Resources    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 450.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of community resources and how to use them within the health care facility. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 16-Oct 16
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC S.Arrigo             ARC MAIN D 112           14248 
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GERON 450    Needs-Based Programming    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 442.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of the importance of needs-based activity planning and its impact on the individual in long-term care. The focus is on developing a specific activity designed to meet a specific patient's needs. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 23-Oct 23
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC L.Reed               ARC MAIN D 112           14256 
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GERON 452    Creating an Activity Program    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GERON 448.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of the development of an activity program for seniors in long-term care facilities. Focus is on developing programs to meet the needs of those with differing physical and cognitive abilities, different genders, and different cultural backgrounds. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Nov 20-Nov 20
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC S.Arrigo             ARC MAIN D 112           14250 
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GERON 454    Directed Fieldwork Experience    .5 Units

Prerequisite: GERON 430, 432, 434, 436, 438, 440, 442, 444, 446, 448, 450, and 452
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an opportunity to explore the activity coordinator role in a long-term care facility and apply knowledge gained to long-term care experience in area of activities. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Dec 04-Dec 04
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC S.Arrigo             ARC MAIN D 112           30206 
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GERON 490    Aging Policy and Practice    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GERON 302 and WEXP 498
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of social policy as it relates to aging issues and the funding path from the federal government to the senior consumer. It provides an introduction to local agencies, businesses, and organizations providing services to seniors and senior programs. It also explores different career fields in aging to assist students in defining their personal areas of interest.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
T         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN D 219           16854 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


GERON 498    Work Experience in Gerontology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to gerontology. Students are advised to consult with the Gerontology Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of gerontology. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to attend a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants, returning participants are not required to attend the orientation but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
T         04:30PM-05:20PM LAB S.Arrigo             ARC MAIN D 219           30200 
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TBA       TBA             LAB S.Arrigo              TBA TBA                 30200 Textbook


GERON 1049    Economics of Aging    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of the economics of retirement including Social Security, pensions, Medicare, and MediCal. It also covers economic problems and proposed solutions, fiduciary abuses and fraud. Credit/No credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Nov 16-Nov 22
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Abbott-Enz         ARC MAIN Online          30223 
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Online Orientation:    Monday, August 23    12:01AM-11:59PM
This class meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


GERON 1053    Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease. Topics include types of dementia, patient care, environmental issues, and strategies for understanding and responding to associated behaviors. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Nov 06-Nov 06
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC R.Marmer             ARC MAIN D 106           30231 
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Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 19, 2010