SOC 555 Sociology of Aging

Dr. Kristen Lee

This course provides a graduate-level introduction to the sociology of aging. Theoretical perspectives and research approaches will be considered in relation to a variety of subject areas, including: the demography of aging; work and retirement; health; care work and families; death and dying; and age and social policy. Throughout the course, we will attend to the social context of aging and the intersection of history and biography, in order to understand how the process of aging is temporally, socially, and culturally situated. The implications of an aging society for social policy and individuals of all age groups will be considered in relation to all core topics.