Fall 2017 Class Schedule (ARC)



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GERON 210    Aging Experience in Asian Families    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the aging experience characteristic to Asian families. The impact of culture, societal expectations and their effect on family roles, values and beliefs and how these affect caregiving on that aging experience are discussed. Focus is on strategies for dealing with stress and social support services for Asian families. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 30-Sep 30

Sa08:00AM-05:40PMLECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN DaviesHall 11119622Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section..


GERON 211    Aging Experience in Hispanic Families    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the aging experience characteristics to Hispanics and the impact of culture, societal expectations, family roles, values, beliefs, and caregiving on that aging experience. Focus is on social support systems and strategies for assisting aging Hispanics and their families. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 16-Sep 16

Sa08:00AM-05:40PMLECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN DaviesHall 11119623Textbook

GERON 212    Aging Experience in African-American Families    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the economic, social, and health status of elderly African-Americans. It focuses on their unique relationship to the dominant American culture, their vulnerability to specific diseases, and their history with the health care system. It also covers family structures in the African-American community and their implications for family relationships and caregiving. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 23-Sep 23

Sa08:00AM-05:40PMLECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN DaviesHall 11119624Textbook

GERON 300    Sociology of Aging    3 Units

Same As: SOC 335
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of C or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of C or better.
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, and social class/cultural differences. This course is not open to students who have completed SOC 335.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECK.GustafsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 20012961Textbook
TBATBALECK.GustafsonARC MAIN Online 10517Textbook
Online Orientation: Monday, August 21, 2017.
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at
www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBATBALECK.GustafsonARC MAIN Online 11263Textbook
Online Orientation: Monday, August 21, 2017.
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: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
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. This course is not open to students who have completed PSYC 374.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN DaviesHall 11111831Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TBATBALECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN Online 10529Textbook
Online Orientation: Monday, August 21, 2017.
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at
www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBATBALECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN Online 10472Textbook
Online Orientation: Monday, August 21, 2017.
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 19-Dec 14

T01:30PM-04:35PMLECC.KniselyARC MAIN DaviesHall 11211475Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

M05:00PM-08:05PMLECL.BertacciniARC MAIN DaviesHall 11111476Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.


GERON 330    Communicating with and Validating Older Adults    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 378
Prerequisite: GERON 302 or PSYC 374 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
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. After the first class session, this course is held off campus in a long-term care setting. Supervision by a professor in a long-term care setting is required. This course is not open to students who have completed PSYC 378.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14

TBATBALECM.Schleeter TBA TBA10068Textbook
W12:30PM-03:35PMLECM.SchleeterARC MAIN DaviesHall 10410068Textbook
First class meeting, August 23, will be held in Davies Hall 104; subsequent class meetings will be held at an off-campus institutional setting/ 3.3 hrs. per week


GERON 335    Wellness for Older Adults    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 19-Dec 14

TBATBALECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN Online 11470Textbook
Online Orientation: Monday, August 21, 2017.
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at
www.arc.losrios.edu/online


GERON 380    Nutrition and Aging    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course concentrates on the practical aspects of nutrition and aging. Cost-effective directions for meeting nutritional needs are included. Information regarding environmental factors implicated in the aging process is discussed. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Nov 04-Nov 04

Sa08:00AM-05:40PMLECG.HansenARC MAIN DaviesHall 11112375Textbook

GERON 495    Independent Studies in Gerontology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14

TBATBALABK.Gustafson TBA TBA12660Textbook

GERON 498    Work Experience in Gerontology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to gerontology with a cooperating site supervisor. 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 Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. 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. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14

W04:30PM-05:20PMLABM.SchleeterARC MAIN DaviesHall 21911471Textbook
TBATBALABM.Schleeter TBA TBA11471Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: December 18, 2017