SOC223 Sociology of Aging

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Explores the diversity of individual and population aging and their consequences for individuals, families, communities and societies, through a life course and social change perspective. Recommend: Introductory sociology course or instructor permission. Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

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20724 Web 02-Apr-2018 thru 16-Jun-2018 Textbooks for CRN 20724
Instructor: Jan L Abushakrah
Notes: Community-Based Learning.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact the department at 971-722-4289.

Course details: CRN 20724

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SOC223 Sociology of Aging is required for the AAS Degree in Gerontology and some Gerontology Certificates. It also fulfills the Social Science General Education and Cultural Literacy requirements. The course focuses on the life course. Assignments include a Life Stories Project. Required text: Moody's Aging: Concepts and Controversies, 9th edition (also used for SOC230). The course will be available for login by 12:00am, Monday, April 2nd. Go to and click on the D2L/Brightspace login, or login directly to You are encouraged to attend the optional Gerontology Spring Term Orientation on Monday, April 2nd from 5 to 7pm in SS121 on the Sylvania Campus.

This course is offered in an online format only, but there are 4 optional class meetings on Tuesdays, 5:00 to 6:20 pm on SY campus (ST107) in Weeks 1 (Apr 3rd), 3 (Apr 17th), 5 (May 1st), and 8 (May 22nd). These are not required, but provide a great value. The meetings are video-recorded and a videostream of the class is posted in the week's course unit. Standard prerequisites apply. Contact Jan with questions about this course or for Gerontology advising:, 971-722-4077.

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