Sociology of Aging

SOC236 (Liberal Arts) Sociology of Aging 3 hrs. 3 crs. A study of the trends in the roles and status relationships of the aged, who as a group within the population are increasing rapidly. In addition to biological and psychological changes, the emphasis of the course lies on the social factors that play a role in the aging process: how the experience of older age is shaped by our gender, race, social class, historical context, public policies, and our own resources in earlier life and how the growing group of elderly are shaping our society. Preq: ENG 125. This course may be offered in a face-to-face or asynchronous online format.