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SOC220 / SO60



Sociology Of The Aging

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Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of aging in contemporary life. Social and economic forces that tend to make elderly people increasingly dependent with age are considered. Life for the aged is very much subject to the culture of which one is a part. Emphasis on social processes and social change to make students aware that certain conditions of old age are not static, but always subject to change. Social theories of aging are analyzed from perspective of their validity over time and across cultures, and their relative influence on development of social policies. Finally, course examines one’s changing perceptions of self with age and role transitions.




Offered On
Eastern Campus in Riverhead


Credits:  3


Credit given for either SOC220 or PSY211 but not both.