SOCI 2343 CIN4
Sociology of Aging
An introduction to aging in light of sociological theories and current research; comparative analysis of aging in traditional and industrialized societies, with an emphasis on Canadian society.
Instructor: Jeanette Auger
Prerequisites: 6 credit hours from SOCI 1006, 1106 or 6 hours from 1013/1023/1033/1113 or equivalent. SOCI 2343 is open to those registered in the Health Sciences Option without the usual prerequisites.
Course Type: Online; Continuous-intake. Register anytime and learn at your own pace
In this course, you'll explore the sociological implications of Canada's steadily increasing population of persons aged 65 and over.
- Social theories of aging
- Institutionalization of the aged
- Retirement, role loss, and the loss of a partner
- Negative stereotypes
You'll build your understanding through an interesting mix of tasks that includes research, interviewing an older person, and reviewing literature.