Fall 2021 - GERO 420 C100
Sociology of Aging (4)
Class Number: 5191
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Oct 19, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Dec 9, 2021
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Prerequisites:60 units. Recommended: GERO 300.
The structural and behavioral implications of aging. Topics include demographic aspects of aging; the relationship of aging to political, economic, familial and other social institutions; the psychological significance of aging. Students with credit for SA 420 and students may not take this course for further credit.
- Assignments 30%
- Midterm Exam 30%
- Final Exam 40%
Wister, A. Aging as a Social Process: Canada and Beyond, 7th edition, 2019
This eBook is available for purchase or rent in the link below.
ISBN: eISBN-13: 9780199028
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