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SOCY 5525 Social Gerontology (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course provides thorough coverage of current topics in social gerontology. We'll begin the class by discussing theories of aging and the life course from multiple social scientific disciplines. Then we will cover specific topics in four general areas of sociology: roles and relationships (e.g., within the family), inequalities (e.g., ageism), institutions (e.g., health care), and social change (e.g., the aging of the population). By the end of the course, you will have comprehensive knowledge of classic and current social gerontological literature, and you will be able to identify emerging topics of importance for future basic research and applied practice.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sara Moorman

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17