May 27, 2024  
2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
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GRON 255 - Aging in American Life


Semester Hours: 3
An overview of gerontological theory and practice, with emphasis on ways that gerontology is being (re)shaped by the rapid aging of the U.S. population. This course includes a look at the changing demographic structure of the U.S. population, and an analysis of social institutions being (re)shaped by the aging of the U.S. population. This includes the family, health care, retirement, and American community life. Students learn basic research strategies and theoretical perspectives on aging, with abundant examples drawn from life in the contemporary United States.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Credit given for this course or ANTH 215  or GRON 283A.





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