SOCW 2070 Social Policies and Programs for the Aging
Pre-requisite(s): SOCW 2040, SOCW 2050
This course explores the aging process and the experience of aging from a variety of perspectives: physiological, psychological, and socio-culturally. Emphasis is placed on understanding the normative changes associated with the aging process, as well as the ways in which those changes are experienced personally and socially. Issues that will be reviewed include the realities of aging on our society; issues around health and emotional well being and aging, including life adjustments, physical health and mental problems and changes in physical appearance; and a look into the future of aging.