SOC 201 Introduction to Gerontology

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Prerequisite: ENG 090

Acquaints students with the major issues and concepts pertinent to the field of gerontology. The course introduces various theoretical perspectives on aging, the changing trends in life expectancy and other demographic considerations, and the interrelationship between elders and key social institutions. It provides an overview of physical, cognitive, and socioemotional factors associated with aging.