SOCI 2343 N3

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.

Topics include:

  • 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.