Mar 04, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 3481 - 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.

Prerequisite: SOCI 1101 or HSDA 2100, or permission of the instructor


GERO 3482