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Sociology of Aging

This course will explore aging and later life within a sociological context. Topics will include the aging of the Canadian population, myths, stereotypes and cultural images of aging, health and longevity, and end of life issues. The course will also examine family roles and relationships in later life, formal and informal systems of care, and later life transitions including divorce, widowhood, retirement, and death and dying. The sociological perspectives will be used to gain a comprehensive understanding of these topics. The course will primarily involve lecture, class discussion, and some group discussion.

SOCIOL 3X03

Sociology of Aging

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): III Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes

This course will explore aging and later life within a sociological context. Topics will include the aging of the Canadian population, myths, stereotypes and cultural images of aging, health and longevity, and end of life issues. The course will also examine family roles and relationships in later life, formal and informal systems of care, and later life transitions including divorce, widowhood, retirement, and death and dying. The sociological perspectives will be used to gain a comprehensive understanding of these topics. The course will primarily involve lecture, class discussion, and some group discussion.


Rachel Barken

Sessional Instructor