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Sociology of Aging (SOCI 1107)

Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3.00

Description: This course is designed as a general multidisciplinary introduction to the study of aging in society. You will learn about biological, cultural, historical, political, and social factors that shape how humans age. You will examine how people age differently in different cultures and how humans have also aged differently in different time periods. You will explore the ways differences in the human life span are accounted for, societal attitudes toward aging and how these influence our response and perception of the needs of older persons on an individual, social, and institutional level.

Topical Outline:

1. Aging and socialization
2. Becoming an adult
3. Entering old age


Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand key sociological concepts in the sociology of aging
2. Articulate an understanding of the social determinates of aging using the sociological perspective
3. Apply key sociological concepts in the field to the increasingly global society that we live in


 

Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

MnTC: Goal 5