SOC 201 SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY
SOC 201 – Social Gerontology
Course Number & Name: SOC 201 Social Gerontology
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in SOC 101 or PSY 101
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
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:
- demonstrate knowledge of the field of gerontology;
- identify the biological, social, and psychological changes of older persons;
- identify and discuss the theories of aging;
- discuss social programs for the elderly;
- identify chronic diseases of older persons and discuss health promotion of older adults;
- discuss life course transitions; and
- identify and describe social supports for the aged.