SOC 321K • Aging and the Life Course
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Concepts and controversies about aging and the adult life course in the U.S. Topics include the biology of aging as it relates to current social issues and trends, population aging and related demographic trends, the economics and politics of aging, the trajectories and transitions of the adult life-course, healthy aging, age as a social status, health care rights and responsibilities, retirement as a social institution, generational equity, and the conditions and choices at the end of life.
Two tests 30% each
One term paper 40%
Aging: Concepts and Controversies, Sixth Edition, Harry R. Moody, Pine Forge Press, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2009, ISBN 9781412969666