SOCI 0328 - Women and Aging

Credits: 3

This course focuses on the gendered processes of aging.  The course is divided into three main sections: 1) an overview of foundational ideas in the study of gender and of aging and the life course; 2) personal and structural aspects of the life course from a gender perspective (including considerations of life course diversity); and 3) specific aspects of old age and aging as they are defined and conditioned by gender.  Specific course topics include gendered norms and constructions of the life course; work and retirement; relationships, marriage, and families; sexuality and sexual identity; health, illness, and caregiving; and cross-cultural perspectives on aging and gender.

Prerequisites: SOCI 0101  or GERO 0101 

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