• 19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

  • 89. Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 99. Student Research Program

    Units: 1 to 2

    Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

  • M104C. Diversity in Aging: Roles of Gender and Ethnicity

    Units: 4

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M106B, Gender Studies M104C, and Social Welfare M104C.) Lecture, four hours. Exploration of complexity of variables related to diversity of aging population and variability in aging process. Examination of gender and ethnicity within context of both physical and social aging, in multidisciplinary perspective utilizing faculty from variety of fields to address issues of diversity. Letter grading.

  • M104D. Public Policy and Aging

    Units: 4

    (Same as Social Welfare M104D.) Lecture, four hours. Examination of theoretical models and concepts of policy process, with application to aging policy. Analysis of decision-making processes that affect aging policy. Description of history of contemporary aging policy. Exploration of current policy issues affecting elderly. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M104E. Social Aspects of Aging

    Units: 4

    (Same as Social Welfare M104E.) Lecture, four hours. Topics include theories of aging, economic factors, changing roles, social relationships, and special populations. Weekly seminars organized around key aspect of social gerontology. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M108. Biomedical, Social, and Policy Frontiers in Human Aging

    Units: 5

    (Same as Social Welfare M108.) Lecture, four hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Course of human aging charted in ways that are based on variety of recent research frontiers. Use of conceptual frameworks to increase relevance of aging to students' lives and enhance their critical thinking ? biopsychosocial approach that is based on recognition that aging is inherently interdisciplinary phenomenon, and life course perspective that is distinguished by analytical framework it provides for understanding interplay between human lives and changing social structures, and allows students to understand how events, successes, and losses at one stage of life can have important effects later in life. Focus on individuals as they age within one particular sociohistorical context. Letter grading.

  • M119O. Psychology of Aging

    Units: 4

    (Same as Psychology M119O.) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: Psychology 115. Designed for juniors/seniors. Aging refers to developmental changes occurring at end stages of life. Some alterations that occur represent improvement, others are detrimental. Examination of impact of aging process on mental phenomena and exploration of ways in which positive changes can be maximally utilized and impact of detrimental alterations minimized. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M119X. Biology and Behavioral Neuroscience of Aging

    Units: 4

    (Same as Psychology M119X.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Biologic mechanisms of aging process and its terminal phase, death, have been increasingly studied in recent years. Establishment of what is known experimentally about biology and behavioral neuroscience of aging and evaluation of theories developed to account for this knowledge. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 120. Sex and Aging

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Sexuality in aging from psychological, psychobiological, physical, and psychosocial perspectives, with emphasis on differences between females and males concerning physical and social changes that occur with aging and how this impacts on emotional well-being and human sexual response. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M142SL. Intergenerational Communication across Lifespan

    Units: 4

    (Same as Social Welfare M142SL.) Lecture, three hours; fieldwork, one hour. Limited to juniors/seniors. What do you say to your parents in conversation? How do you talk to your grandparents? Does your family talk well to one another as group? How do you communicate well with boss who is 30 years older than you? Individuals of all ages interact with one another, and their interactions have significance throughout their lives. Introduction to psychological, interpersonal, and societal issues related to intergenerational communication across lifespan. Letter grading.

  • M150. Sociology of Aging

    Units: 4

    (Same as Sociology M150.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Study of sociological processes shaping definition, experience, and response to aging in contemporary society. Topics include race, class, and gender in aging over life course; interpersonal relations and social worlds of aged; caregiving relations and institutions; professions concerned with aged and aging. Letter grading.

  • M165. Disability Policy and Services in Contemporary America

    Units: 4

    (Same as Disability Studies M130 and Social Welfare M165.) Lecture, three hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Growing numbers of people of all ages with disabilities are leading active and productive lives in American communities. Many others are struggling to lead such lives. Who are people with disabilities in contemporary America? How has U.S. responded over time to various needs and aspirations of people with disabilities, young and old? What demands have been made over time by disability advocates? How has government addressed demands of advocates for various disability populations? What do we know about extent to which public policies and programs are responsive to people in need? How do demographics, economics, and politics continue to influence evolving public policy responses? P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189. Advanced Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 195CE. Community or Corporate Internships in Gerontology

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, one hour; internship (approved community setting), eight hours. Requisites: course M108, or GE Clusters 80A and 80B. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship in applications of gerontology in supervised setting in community agency or business coordinated by Center for Community Learning. Students meet on regular basis with internship coordinator and must submit weekly writing assignments and final paper at end of term. Eight units of 195CE (or 199) are required for successful completion of Gerontology minor. Individual contract with supervising placement sponsor required. Information and contracts may be obtained from Gerontology Advising Office, (310) 206-8966, paul@spa.ucla.edu. Letter grading.

  • 199. Directed Research or Senior Project in Gerontology

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Requisites: course M108, or GE Clusters 80A and 80B. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual research under guidance of gerontology faculty mentor. Submission of weekly writing assignments and research paper at end of term. Eight units of 199 (or 195CE) required for successful completion of minor. Individual contract required. Information and contracts may be obtained from Gerontology Advising Office. Letter grading.