Fall 2022 - SA 420 C100

Sociology of Aging (S) (4)

Class Number: 3450

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Oct 19, 2022
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: TBA

    Dec 9, 2022
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    72 units including SA 101 or 150 or SA 201W, or acceptance into the diploma program in gerontology, or by consent of instructor.



The structural and behavioral implications of aging. Topics included will be: demographic aspects of aging; the relationship of aging to political, economic, familial and other social institutions; the psychological significance of aging. This course is identical to GERO 420 and students cannot take both courses for credit. Students may use GERO 420 to fulfil their major or minor requirements in lieu of SA 420.


  • Assignments 30%
  • Midterm Exam 30%
  • Final Exam 40%



Wister, A. Aging as a Social Process: Canada and Beyond, 7th edition, 2019
ISBN: 9780199028429

This eBook is available for purchase or rent in the link below.
ISBN: eISBN-13: 9780199028


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Registrar Notes:


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