May 30, 2024  
2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

AGH 302 - Aging Contemp Society

Credits 3
Lecture / 3 hours per week
This course introduces students to the study of aging through a focus on the social definitions, structures, relations, and problems. The differential role of gender, class, ethnicity, race and geography will be explored in relation to aging in society. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between aging and key social institutions such as the family, community, education, religion, government, industry and health care. Students will have opportunities to explore topics through field work and/or written assignments.