SOCI 0338 - Families and Aging

Credits: 3

This course provides an overview that goes beyond the traditional nuclear family that is most often referenced in society. We examine how family relationships change and the effects on those with aging and elderly family members. Our working definition of "family" will include grandparents, grandchildren, siblings in later life, stepfamilies and fictional kin. Special attention will be given to singlehood in later life, parent-child relations across the life course, extended family relations, and caregiving.

Prerequisites: SOCI 0101  or GERO 0101 .

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