2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

SOC 371 Social Dynamics of Aging

Oriented to those periods or stages of life generally designated as middle-age or elderly. Examines the dynamics of social organization and aging social groups and possible effects on social interaction and social behavior. Various topics may be considered such as socialization, self concept and life changes, attitude development and changes, social role development and changes, reference group behavior and collective behavior. Additionally, will examine a few issues in depth, regarding aging and some or all of the concepts mentioned above. Prerequisite: SOC 101.