Spring 2016 - SA 420 C100

Sociology of Aging (S) (4)

Class Number: 1975

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 24, 2016
    Wed, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

    Apr 15, 2016
    Fri, 3:30–6:30 p.m.

  • 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.


  • Mid-term Exam 30%
  • Assignment: Essay 30%
  • Final Exam 40%



Aging as a Social Process: Canadian Perspectives (6th Ed.), Wister & McPherson

ISBN: 9780195444926

Centre for Online and Distance Education Notes:

Additional Course Fee: $40

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