YFM3200 Sociology of Aging

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Debra Newell

Course Description:

Students will participate in reading, critical thinking, paper writing, exercises, discussion on this important subject matter and paradigm of the aging experience. Participants will be invited to delve into the areas of social reality and perception that define lifespan experience and structures shaping aging on an individual and collective basis.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Sociology of aging is a course in most Sociology majors, all Aging majors, and is relevant to most professional, mission and volunteer positions. As people age, the community around them becomes more and more important in their lives. Individuals who work with, live close to, have aging relatives and /or serve older individuals in any capacity do well to participate fully in this survey, discussion and reflection course.

Why This Course Is Important:

The course will include discussion of multiple sociological perspectives and social theories of aging. It prepares cross-national learners to understand how social context shapes lives.