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SOC 1160 Sociology of Aging

Orientation to the sociological, biological and psychological dimensions of the aging process and society's response to its older members and social concerns. Examination of social forces that impact the aging process.

Prerequisites: SOC 1101

Course Outcomes
  • Apply the basic concepts and theories of social gerontology.
  • Differentiate among the social, biological, psychological, and environmental aspects of aging.
  • Analyze the phenomenon of aging from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
  • Examine the emergence of gerontology as a field of study.
  • Examine the role of cultural diversity among the aging population.
  • Analyze the demographics, longevity, life span, and life expectancy of aging.
  • Identify the significant processes involved in aging.
  • Examine social policy as it relates to the aging population; health care, finances, crime, politics and religion.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: Sociology
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes