Spring 2011 Class Schedule (SCC)



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GERON 360    Ethnic Diversity and Aging    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 100 and ENGRD 110 with a grade "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of ethnicity as a factor in the aging process. Emphasis will be placed on how values, beliefs, and culture must be considered in the design and delivery of service. This course is graded Pass/No Pass.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 12-Mar 12
Sa        08:00AM-12:05PM LEC S.Rios               West Sac WSC 214         25894 
Textbook
Sa        01:05PM-05:10PM LEC S.Rios               West Sac WSC 214         25894 Textbook
One meeting only - March 12, 2111.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento. This is an all day class with a one hour break for lunch.


GERON 364    Medical World of Elderly: Pharmacology    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 100 or ENGRD 110 with a grade "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course examines possible causes and effects of alcohol abuse and polypharmacy on the health and overall quality of life in older adults. This course is graded Pass/No Pass.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 22-Jan 22
Sa        08:00AM-12:05PM LEC K.Allen              West Sac WSC 214         25970 
Textbook
Sa        01:05PM-05:10PM LEC K.Allen              West Sac WSC 214         25970 Textbook
One meeting only - January 22, 2011.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento. This is an all day class with a one hour break for lunch.


GERON 366    Coping with Death and Related Bereavement    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 100 and ENGRD 110 with a grade "C" or better.
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, right-to-die issues, and the theoretical stages of death and bereavement. This course is graded Pass/No Pass.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 12-Feb 12
Sa        08:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Clark              West Sac WSC 214         25890 
Textbook
Sa        01:05PM-05:10PM LEC J.Clark              West Sac WSC 214         25890 Textbook
One meeting only - February 12, 2011.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento. This is an all day class with a one hour break for lunch.


GERON 368    Mental Health and Aging    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 100 or ENGRD 110 with a grade "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an examination of mental health as it is impacted by the aging process, focusing on correlates of mental health, incidence of mental illness, depression, dementia, substance abuse, intervention, and resources. This course is graded Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 29-Jan 29
Sa        08:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Clark              West Sac WSC 214         29322 
Textbook
Sa        01:05PM-05:10PM LEC J.Clark              West Sac WSC 214         29322 Textbook
One meeting only - January 29, 2011.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento. This is an all day class with a one hour break for lunch.


GERON 382    Stress Management: New Approaches    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 100 and ENGRD 110 with a grade "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course examines stress from a communication perspective. The concept of high-risk messages will be introduced focusing on how stress reactions affect behavior and morale in residential care facilities and other systems. Emphasis is on how a message is translated and how it affects stress, overload, and spill-over effects. Stress management skills will be demonstrated. This course is graded Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 05-Feb 05
Sa        08:00AM-12:05PM LEC P.Blomberg           West Sac WSC 214         29324 
Textbook
Sa        01:05PM-05:10PM LEC P.Blomberg           West Sac WSC 214         29324 Textbook
One meeting only - February 5, 2011.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento. This is an all day class with a one hour break for lunch.


GERON 386    Strategies for Caregivers: Effectively Caring for the Elderly in the Community    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 100 and ENGRD 110 with a grade "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course covers effective strategies for providing effective care for the elderly, including how it is complicated by dementia, role reversal, and guilt. Common sense strategies will be explained for caregiving that not only meet the needs of the elderly but also lessen the caregiving burden. This course graded Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 05-Mar 05
Sa        08:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Clark              West Sac WSC 214         29326 
Textbook
Sa        01:05PM-05:10PM LEC J.Clark              West Sac WSC 214         29326 Textbook
One meeting only - March 5, 2011.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento. This is an all day class with a one hour break for lunch.


GERON 404    Sexuality and Aging    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 100, ENGRD 310, or ENGRD 110.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course examines basic sexual anatomy and physiology of men and women with emphasis on the changes that occur with aging. Sexuality, menopause, impotence, sexually transmitted diseases, and diverse lifestyles within the older population will be explored. This course is graded Pass/No Pass.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 26-Feb 26
Sa        08:00AM-12:05PM LEC P.Blomberg           West Sac WSC 214         25892 
Textbook
Sa        01:05PM-05:10PM LEC P.Blomberg           West Sac WSC 214         25892 Textbook
One meeting only - February 26, 2011.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento. This is an all day class with a one hour break for lunch.

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: May 12, 2011