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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

CPS 520 - Social Gerontology

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

An intensive study of aging from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will study the social conditions that affect human aging and the profound effects of aging on social dynamics and institutions, all of which will be examined in socio- historical contexts. Various sociological and psychosocial theories will be examined and used to help explain popular representations and stereotypes of the aging, social/public/governmental policies, employment issues, and political power. Issues of multiple jeopardy caused by the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender, affectional orientation, language, religion, social class with age will be examined.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Equivalent Course:
GRT 520
Credit: 3