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HCA 103 Intro to Gerontology: Home

D. Waldron

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Shannon Balliro, Ed. D., Director of Advising and Academic Success

Leona O'Neil, Coordinator of Tutoring Services

Term Paper Project

Over the course of the semester, you will write a report on an issue impacting older adults across many systems, using Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory.

There should be sections in your paper clearly labeled with these levels: Individual, Microsystem, Mesosystem, Exosystem, Macrosystem, and Chronosystem.  Your goal is to explore your topic and its impact across these levels.  Each section in your report must be one page, 1-inch margins, single-spaced, in a font of your choosing.

Additionally, you will include an abstract. Think of this as an overview of your report. It should consist of a summary of the problem (you may revise your topic identification statement and include it here), a description of Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory, and the purpose of this report.

The Table of Contents lists every page included in the report.

The recommendations page is also new to you. Using your own ideas and evidence from the literature, develop recommendations to solve this issue and discuss which layers of the theory recommendations should target for highest impact.

Last, include your references using APA style. The report should also have in-text citations throughout, consistent with APA style.

Final Report (Template on Canvas)

The final eco-analysis aging report will consist of the following:

1. Cover page (title, name, course, professor, date, photo)

2. Abstract

3. Table of Contents

4. Figure 1. Ecological Systems Theory Analysis in Aging

5. Individual

6. Microsystem

7. Mesosystem

8. Exosystem

9. Macrosystem

10. Chronosystem

11. Recommendations

12. References

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