GERO 4119 Global Aging and Families
Credit Hours 3.0

(Same as SOCI 4119.) This is an upper division undergraduate course designed to introduce population aging at a global level in a global perspective. The course utilizes macro-sociological approaches to explain how demographic changes, global economic transformations, and social policies influence aging experiences, processes, and families in different regions of the world. It also combines micro-sociological approaches to examine how families are changing in roles and responsibilities as well as in forms and structures because of population aging in a global context, informing students how aging is not just a personal issue but is affected by gender, race, ethnicity, class, as well as national boundaries.