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The Field of Aging (SOCY 345)

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Social Sciences Dept
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • This course has a lecture with 3 hours.

Consideration of the changing position of older people from pre-industrial to modern societies and potential changes in the future. Sociological, psychological, biological, and economic aspects of the aging processes and the later years of life are discussed. Alternative living opportunities in retirement, and community support services, present and emerging are explored. Other contemporary issues in the field of social gerontology are also explored. This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness and Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues. Pre-Requisites:SOCY 121 or 122 or ANTH 122. Typically Offered Fall, Spring


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