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Christine L. Williams, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Spring 2010

SOC 321K • Aging and the Life Course

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46345 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
BUR 136
MIROWSKY

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

Two tests 30% each
One term paper 40%

Texts

Aging: Concepts and Controversies, Sixth Edition, Harry R. Moody, Pine Forge Press, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2009, ISBN 9781412969666

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