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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Mar 03, 2024
 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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SOC 0475 - SOCIOLOGY OF AGING


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course studies the fate of being old in American society in terms of income-adequacy, participation in political life, family relations, the status of retirement as an institution, health, the loss of independence and life in nursing homes. These and related issues are examined in cross-national perspective to assess the level and some nationally distinctive ways in which modern society cares for its elderly.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis


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