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Sociology of Aging

This course provides an overview of three distinct theoretical focuses in the sociology of aging: (1) the sociology of age, which analyses the ways in which age is an organizing principle in society; (2) the sociology of aging, which focuses on continuity and change in the lives of individuals as they grow older; and (3) the sociology of the aged, which tends to view older people from a social problems perspective.

SOCIOL 720

Sociology of Aging

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Offered?: No Language?: No

This course provides an overview of three distinct theoretical focuses in the sociology of aging: (1) the sociology of age, which analyses the ways in which age is an organizing principle in society; (2) the sociology of aging, which focuses on continuity and change in the lives of individuals as they grow older; and (3) the sociology of the aged, which tends to view older people from a social problems perspective.