Courses in Aging

Fall Session 2018

NURS 399 Course Flyer

NEW Course for Fall 2018

Nursing 399-CRN 89708 Section 002 – 3 credits

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Nursing 399-CRN 89708 Section 002 – 3 credits

We are excited to announce that we will be offering a new course for fall 2018.  Dr. Lenora Lee, a faculty member of the School of Law and the School of Nursing will teach a NEW online 3 credit course in the fall open to undergraduate and graduate students. It is a course that combines gerontology, healthcare and law.

It is offered online by:

  • the Dept. of Nursing (CRN 89708 Section 002)
  • approved as a Social Work Upper Division Elective
  • approved as an elective by the FAMR/HDFs program
  • and approved for the Center on Aging’s undergraduate Certificate on Aging

On-line, Asynchronous

It is especially designed for those who need a flexible schedule, or who work, or who want to know more about the important legal issues facing older persons, their families and their caregivers. It is an introductory course that can help individuals understand laws that especially pertain to older adults and can prepare for future physical or mental incapacity. In this course, she will cover subjects such what is guardianship, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, elder abuse, and end of life issues.  

Who Should take Nursing 399-CRN 89708 Section 002

Students who are interested in:

  • Nursing
  • Law
  • Social Work
  • Gerontology
  • Caregiving
  • Healthcare

SOC 353 Course Flyer

INSTRUCTOR: Cullen T. Hayashida, Ph.D.
Instructor’s Email:
Phone: (808) 781-6604

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will provide an introduction to social gerontology with an emphasis on active aging beginning as early as the 6th decade of life – sometimes referred to as the 3rd Age. To date, gerontology has tended to address aging in terms of frailty and disability or from an age as sick care perspective. After reviewing the implications of population aging, the social implications of the physical changes of older adult will be addressed followed by viewing age as well-care or age as an asset to the community perspective. The implications of this latter perspective will be applied to a multi-dimensional view of fitness. Issues and controversies associated with the 4th Age and preparation for the end of life will also be addressed. Finally, this course will also discuss how population aging affects a wide array of occupations and may very well affect every student’s career as well.


1 Understand population aging trends and its social implications
2 Identify and critique major theories and frameworks and discuss normal biological aging
changes, common chronic illnesses, geriatric syndromes, and functional changes related to
long-term caring and aging from a frailty or disability perspective.
3 Recognize ageism, age discrimination and its negative effects
4 Understand key concepts such as active aging
5 Discuss key factors that support continued participation, health, and safety of older adults in
6 Discuss how age is an economic opportunity and has implications for one’s career choice

INSTRUCTOR’S BIOSKETCH: While trained as an academic, he has had the opportunity to help
to propose, build, deliver and assess eldercare services in Hawai‘i. Over the past 40 years,
Hayashida has been involved with developing numerous elder care service projects in the
hospital, nursing home, home care, college and community settings and has provided technical
assistance to other organizations locally, nationally and in East Asia. His experience as an
educator and as an elder care program developer have all been directed towards finding more
cost effective solutions for elder caring in the least restrictive environment. His work has also
advocated for an active aging approach by reframing Hawaii’s age as sick-care policy agenda to
one promoting age as well-care and an asset to our communities. He has taught at the
University of Washington (Seattle), Willamette University (Salem, Oregon), Case Western
Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) and the University of Hawaii. Hayashida is a graduate of
the University of Hawaii and the University of Washington (Ph.D. in Sociology)

Summer Session 2018

SOC 353: The Sociology of Aging: ***Face to face Sociology of Aging is a substantive field with major social implications as well as personal significance in contemporary U.S. society and throughout the world. This course will introduce sociological frameworks to understand the micro, meso, and macro social issues associated with aging. Moreover, the course will focus on ethical issues embedded in the ways in which aging is experienced, the treatment of elders in society, and social policies towards the elderly.

This course will examine the following areas:

(1) Social impacts of the growing elderly population and emerging social patterns among the elderly;
(2) Issues of social, political, and economic equity;
(3) Issues of aging and healthcare.

Another unique feature of this course is to provide a comparative perspective by examining aging issues in different countries.

SUMMER 2018 * CRN: 97202
May 21 – June 29 * 1:30–2:45 pm

SOC 353: The Sociology of Aging: ***Online 

Sociology 353 Course

Sociology 353: The Sociology of Aging

Aging as a social phenomenon, including social impacts of growing elderly population and emerging social patterns among the elderly. Important theoretical perspectives and cross-national research.

Matthew O’Neil Ph.D.

Outreach College

Summer 2018 CRN: 97199