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GERO: Social Gerontology

Course Number: 10544204
Credits: 3.00

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Course Description

10-544-204 GERO: SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY ...view of aging in respect to social roles and processes. Topics include history of aging, demographics, family relationships, social supports, economics, retirement, widowhood, poverty and politics of aging. (Prerequisite: 10-544-201, Intro to Gerontology; 10-801-136 English Comp 1)

Course Typically Offered

  • Summer
  • Spring

Length of Course

Course Competencies

  1. Describe common characteristics of older Americans
  2. Critique various theories of aging
  3. Outline the role of intergenerational relationships in successful aging.
  4. Illustrate how age-friendly communities promote positive aging
  5. Validate the importance of work in later life
  6. Assess the impact of caregiving
  7. Explain the intent of social programs that support older adults
  8. Discuss the implications of retirement, leisure, and civic engagement
  9. Critique the politics of aging and its impact on society