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Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Graduate Catalog 
Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SOCI 5481 - Contemporary Issues in Aging

This course examines age as a social construct and aging as a social process. We will explore the effects of societal norms and social institutions on the aging experiences of individuals as well as the effects of qualities of generations and the age structure of a population on a society and its institutions. Students will become familiar with major sociological theories of aging.  We will discuss issues of age-related inequality and its confluence with social class, race, and gender inequalities. We will analyze major contemporary issues in aging.