PSYC-270: The Psychology of Aging

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: PSYC-270 The Psychology of Aging

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3; offered as needed

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): PSYC-101

Course Description in college catalog:

A multifaceted approach to the study of the aging process, including the effects of aging on learning, intelligence, personality, and emotional development. The role and status of the elderly person with respect to the family and society. A cross-cultural examination of the situation of the aged person and an evaluation of the utility and limitations of institutional care. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

Health sciences (A.S.) in Occupational Therapy – Articulation with York College B.S. Program

A.S. Psychology (elective)

Can be used to satisfy any requirement that reads: liberal arts and sciences elective, social sciences elective, or free elective

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  2. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

  3. Use historical or social sciences perspectives to examine formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes.

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Students will read a psychology of aging textbook effectively.

2. Students will critically evaluate theories and concepts in the psychology of aging.

3. Students will analyze research in the psychology of aging.

4. Students will draw conclusions from scientific observations and research findings in the psychology of aging

5. Students will apply the psychology of aging theories and concepts to real-life events.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

A variety of assessment methods are employed in individual sections, selected from but not limited to the following: objective tests, essay exams, essay assignments, informal writing assignments, formal research term papers, oral presentations, group projects.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member’s discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender’s grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University’s policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.