DiGiovanna, AG. (2000). Human Aging: Biological Perspectives, 2
edition.McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ISBN: 0-07-292691-0.While this textbook may seem dated it is the best foundation textbook I havefound
—and because it’s older, it’s cheaper!
Additional Required Readings:
Each week there will be a selection of required reading from your textbook and avariety of supplementary readings from journals and from web sites that arereputable. Students are expected to access these through electronic reserve,the internet, or by links provided within the course on Bb. Please notify theinstructor as soon as you discover links, electronic journals, or electronic reservematerials that do not work.
Course Expectations:Participants should:
Plan to spend at least 6-8 hours a week on the course.
Read introductory comments for each lesson.
Read the assigned readings, text, articles or websites for each lesson.
Post a response to the question posed for discussion by the dateassigned.
Participate actively in all discussions. Respond meaningfully to at leasttwo
posts per discussion question. Ask questions of your colleagues!
Complete an update of your Physiology/Function/Implications chart on aweekly basis as indicated in Instructional Sequence chart.
Complete all assignments by the dates indicated.
Discussion Board Expectations:
Please participate in the online discussions for each of the assignments byanswering the questions posed and then extending the conversation. Part of thisexpectation will involve responding to at least two other colleague's post eachweek (remember - there is no "back of the classroom" in online discussion).Each lesson includes one or two questioins that require outside reading andreflective posts to the Discussion Board. As a learning community, dialogue and discourse in this course are expected tobe thoughtful, supportive and respectful. Please keep your posts relevant to thetopic under review. Posts should not be lengthy. Brief and succinct posts arebest, with quotes or citations from readings and lessons included, as appropriate.Whenever possible, conclude your post with a question that will encourageothers to reply and keep the discussion going. If you disagree with a post or