Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HD 2510 - [Social Gerontology: Aging and the Life Course]

(also SOC 2510 )
Spring. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: HD 1150 , HD 1170 , SOC 1101 , DSOC 1101 , or PSYCH 1101 . Next offered 2014-2015.

E. Wethington.

Analyzes the social aspects of aging in contemporary American society from a lifecourse perspective. Topics include (1) an introduction to the field of gerontology, its history, theories, and research methods; (2) a brief overview of the physiological and psychological changes that accompany aging; (3) an analysis of the contexts (e.g., family, friends, social support, employment, volunteer work) in which individual aging occurs, including differences of gender, ethnicity, and social class; and (4) the influences of society on the aging individual.

Outcome 1: Be able to relate public health and sociological research on health inequalities to differences in aging experiences across groups.

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