SOCI 3373 N2

Aging in Cross-cultural Perspective

The meaning and process of aging and the roles and statuses of the aged in a variety of modern and historical cultures. A comparison of social policies concerned with aging in different countries.

Instructor: Ann Marie Powers
Prerequisites:
  6 h from SOCI 1006, 1106, or 6 hrs from 1013/1023/1033/1113 or equivalent.
Course Type: Online; Continuous-intake. Register anytime and learn at your own pace


In this course, you'll explore the influence of ethnicity, national origin, and culture on individual and population aging.

Topics include:

  • Social policies, programs, and services in different countries
  • Roles older persons play in cultures around the world
  • Demographic challenges from aging populations

You will build your understanding of both how old age is defined differently across cultures, and of the unique experiences of older immigrants to Canada.