SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 6:52:38 AMSOC 61 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Terminated Course

Discipline and Nbr:  SOC 61Title:  AGING & SOCIETY  
Full Title:  Aging & Society
Last Reviewed:8/1/1981

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Addresses the problems of aging from both a sociological and psychological perspective. Demographic materials on life expectancy and the life span. Aging throughout the life circle will be examined. Theories of aging will be studied. Stereotypes will be clarified. Problems with housing, finances, crime, and fraud for the aged will be analyzed. Other topics include death and dying, minority aged, cross-cultural perspectives, and social services.


Recommended Preparation:
SOC 1 and eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Addresses the problems of aging from an interdisciplinary   perspective. Problems such as stereotyping, inadequate housing,   scant finances & crime are considered. Theories of aging   throughout the life cycle are studied. Positive attributes of   elders are emphasized.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:SOC 1 and eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 ELifelong Learning and Self DevelopmentFall 1981Fall 2009
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  Students completing this course will be able to comprehend, analyze,
 and evaluate knowledge in the following subject areas of aging.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Demographics of Aging.
 2.  Stereotypes in the Media.
 3.  Cross-Cultural Studies.
 4.  General Biology of Aging.
 5.  Housing.
 6.  Finances.
 7.  Medical Care.
 8.  Victimization.
 9.  Senior Power.

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  Reading, writing, and other assignments. Homework will be assigned:
 approximately 2 hours of homework for each 1 hour of class meeting.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
35 - 35%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 5%
Field work
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 5%
Field work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 15%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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  Atchley, Robert
   1988, SOCIAL FORCES OF AGING. Wadsworth.
 Barrow, Georgia
 Annual Editors
   Current Editors, AGING AND SOCIETY. Dushkin Publishers.

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