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    Jun 25, 2022  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOWK 566 - Social and Cultural Aspects of Aging

3 Credit Hours
Explores the reciprocal relationship between society and those considered older by society. Examines the social and cultural forces that impinge on the aging process, including socially constructed images of older adults, and patterns of inequality of gender, race, and economics. Theoretical perspectives relevant to the aging process, from activity theory and life span development to postmodern constructions of aging are examined. Emphasis is placed on current critical aging-related issues and how these issues are experienced personally and societally. Students are challenged to critically analyze prevailing assumptions and perspective on aging and how these impact older adults, family members and society.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): 510, 512, 513, 519, 522, 537, 538 and 539.
Comment(s): Advanced Standing satisfies prerequisites.
Registration Permission: Non-MSSW students may register with consent of instructor.



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