The minor in Aging Studies combines the study of aging with several disciplines in social sciences, health sciences, and the arts. The program, which develops knowledge and practical skills related to aging and the elderly, is designed for students interested in health, social services, social policy and research on aging-related issues.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.

Compulsory courses:
GRT 1101Introduction to Aging3 Units
GRT 2102Intervention with Aging Populations3 Units
GRT 4103Applied Research in Aging3 Units
Optional courses:
6 course units from:6 Units
Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
Cognitive Aging and Dementia
Aging and Health: Social Issues
Life course and Social Ties
15 optional course units from the list of optional courses15 Units
Total: 30 Units

List of Optional Courses

APA 2121Nutrition and Health3 Units
GRT 3102Cognitive Aging and Dementia3 Units
GRT 3103Aging and Health: Social Issues3 Units
PHI 2396Bioethics3 Units
PSY 3101The Psychology of Death and Dying3 Units
PSY 3128The Psychology of Ageing3 Units
SOC 2101Sociological Approaches to Health, Illness and Medicine3 Units
SOC 3107Ageing Here and Elsewhere3 Units
SOC 3118Life course and Social Ties3 Units
SOC 3123Sociological Perspectives on Determinants of Health3 Units
SOC 3137Sociology of Minority Groups3 Units
SOC 4104Family, Life Trajectories, and Society3 Units
SRS 2393Religion and Death3 Units
SVS 2530Familles, générations et service social3 Units
SVS 3535Interventions auprès des personnes en situation de handicap3 Units
SVS 3590Intervention auprès des personnes âgées3 Units