SOC 301 - Sociology of Aging

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course examines demographic changes, role shifts, age stereotyping, age norms, stratification, retirement and institutionalization from a sociological perspective, and their implications for the treatment and status of older adults. Students will explore the processes of aging in the later years and the impact of the same on people’s lives. The focus of this course is on aging in American society. SS (Sp, Su)