Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Mar 04, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCY 240 - Sociology of Age and Aging

(BSSD [M])

An introduction of aging studies focused on social aspects. Demographic, social, and economic changes with the aging population will be examined using comparisons with different societies. Theories of aging and their applications are introduced. Relevant social policies on aging will be critically evaluated. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly SO 210.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • identify how age is used as a social stratification factor in different societies.
  • examine the process of age socialization in social institutions including family, education, work, law, and media. 
  • identify global demographic, social, and economic changes with aging populations as well as other demographic factors which impact aging populations such as immigration.
  • demonstrate understanding of the intersection of age, gender, social class, and race/ethnicity.
  • analyze relevant social policies on aging.
  • identify implications of social changes with the population aging.


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