Aging and Society

Course Information

Program Duration: 3 Months
Tuition: $1,999.99
Mentor Supported: Yes
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Course Overview

Aging and Society introduces you to gerontology in a compassionate way that helps you understand seniors and know how to work with them. This course combines sound academics with an empathetic view of the lives of older people. Our Aging and Society Course will help students understand the complex issues of social gerontology and aging by using a life course perspective that views aging as an unfolding and dynamic process. We will combine a conceptual/theoretical and practical focus that will enable students both to understand the aging process and to make connections between social definitions of age and their own present and future lives.

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Program Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

Comprehend how the social construction of age impacts social gerontology research

Identify the characteristics of todays population aged 65 and older

Identify the major theories of biological aging and patterns of illnesses in later life

Comprehend how family variations and relationships support social functioning

Identify the current technological and medical breakthroughs for older people

 
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Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.

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