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Sociology of Aging

(3 0 cr.) - Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Varies, Contact Department Head

As the elderly population increases what challenges do these individuals face and what impact will they have on society? Students in this course will examine the physical, psychological and sociological dimensions of the aging process in order to gain insight on these questions. Topics include retirement, poverty and old age, Social Security and Medicare debates, long term care and end of life decisions, and issues related to the growing elderly population in the United States. Prerequisite: at least 3 credit hours in SOC.

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