2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 30643 Sociology of Aging

The sociological and social psychological examination of the impact of aging on the individuals and on society. Focus is on defining demography of aging, the problems, public perceptions and stereotypes, concepts and theoretical perspectives on aging, age norms and constraints, adjustment patterns and changing lifestyles in old age, retirement, death and dying, exploitation, and politics of aging. Societal issues that confront older Americans are discussed. The course is primarily concerned with aging in the United States.