Fall 2019 - SA 319 J100

Transnational Aging (A) (4)

Class Number: 5875

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 3 – Dec 2, 2019: Mon, 5:30–9:20 p.m.
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    SA 101 or 150 or 201W.



Explores how mobility and migration across borders influence the lives of older people, with attention to how multigenerational transnational families mutually negotiate care and support. Political and socio-cultural factors will be examined through case studies from around the world in order to assess how we age in a transnational world.


People of all ages have relationships with families, work, and play in ways that increasingly cross national borders. This course focuses on such relationships and experiences among the aging. Multigenerational families are central to the case studies that compare situations, relationships, and context across cultures. Retirement, tourism, intergenerational care-giving, and end-of-life care


  • Participation 15%
  • Mini assignments 10%
  • Quizzes 20%
  • Paper proposal 15%
  • Presentation 10%
  • Final paper 30%


Grading: Where a final exam is scheduled and you do not write the exam or withdraw from the course before the deadline date, you will be assigned an N grade. Unless otherwise specified on the course outline, all other graded assignments in this course must be completed for a final grade other than N to be assigned.

Academic Dishonesty and Misconduct Policy: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology follows SFU policy in relation to grading practices, grade appeals (Policy T 20.01) and academic dishonesty and misconduct procedures (S10.01‐S10.04). Unless otherwise informed by your instructor in writing, in graded written assignments you must cite the sources you rely on and include a bibliography/list of references, following an instructor-approved citation style.  It is the responsibility of students to inform themselves of the content of SFU policies available on the SFU website: http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student.html.



P. Dossa & C. Coe (Eds.). (2017). Transnational Aging and Reconfigurations of Kin Work. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
ISBN: 978-0-813588070

Registrar Notes:

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