SOCY 2402 Aging in America
3 hours; 3 credits
Aging in industrial and preindustrial societies. Age discrimination and the "new aging." Aging as a stage in the life cycle. The changing American family and the aging parent. Leisure, retirement, and social networks. Constraints and adaptation in the later years. Aging: the challenge to individuals and society. (Not open to students who have completed Sociology 3902 [22.1], Topic: "Beyond the Youth Culture: Aging in America.")
Prerequisite: SOCY *1101  or SOCY 1200 or SOCY 1201 or permission of the chairperson.
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