Credit Hours: 3Department: Gerontology
Aging and the Life Course
This seminar will establish a common foundation of knowledge through examinations of traditional “life courses” influencing individuals as they age through time, including household and family, education and work, and housing. This foundation will be built upon using critical examinations of such themes as gender roles, spatial experience, cognitive change and memory, and structural effects on life trajectories. Emphasis will be placed on surveys of existing literature and on integrating various life course elements within social and behavioral theory.