Summer 2019 - GERO 413 C100

Sexuality and Aging (3)

Class Number: 5192

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 8, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    AQ 3159, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Recommended: GERO 101 or 300.



Focuses on all aspects of sex and aging and the issues that arise around sexual behavior as we age. An interdisciplinary perspective, taking into account the physiological, psychological, interpersonal and social influences which shape our understanding of sexuality in the aged. Students who have completed this topic under GERO 410 may not complete this course for further credit.


The course will focus on the normative aspects of sex and aging, and those issues that arise around sexual behaviour in seniors with chronic illness, cognitive decline, and physical impairments. It will examine the subject from the perspective of aging persons who are active and independent in the community, as well as those who live in a variety of care settings. Current literature in this area will be reviewed and case studies, vignettes, film, and interviews are included to give a broader understanding of the subject.


  • Book Review 15%
  • Assignments 10%
  • Term Paper 35%
  • Final Exam 40%

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