Course Number & Name:  SOC 201 Social Gerontology

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Concurrent Courses: Grade of “C” or better in SOC 101 or PSY 101

Course Description: This course examines the role of the aged in today’s society; the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging; problems in the health of the aged; problems in retirement and leisure; the economics and politics of aging; issues confronting the aging person; and the prospects for the aged in tomorrow’s society.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the field of gerontology;
  2. identify the biological, social, and psychological changes of older persons;
  3. identify and discuss the theories of aging;
  4. discuss social programs for the elderly;
  5. identify chronic diseases of older persons and discuss health promotion of older adults;
  6. discuss life course transitions; and
  7. identify and describe social supports for the aged.


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