Sociology (SOCI) 330

Aging and You: An Introduction to Gerontology (II) (Revision 2)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study with an audio component

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science

Prerequisite: SOCI 329

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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In SOCI 330: Aging and You: An Introduction to Gerontology (II) you build upon the topics raised in SOCI 329, and on the choices for living environments; technology, social policies and programs; cross-cultural issues, death, dying and bereavement; coping; and the positive contributions of the older adults. It is best if you take the courses in sequence SOCI 329 first and then SOCI 330 for continuity.


  • Program 13: Options in and Design of Living Environments
    for Older People (I)
  • Program 14: Options in and Design of Living Environments
    for Older People (II)
  • Program 15: Tomorrow's Technology for Today's Aging
  • Program 16: Developing Social Policies and Programs, Economics/Entitlements
  • Program 17: Social Policies and Programs: Health
  • Program 18: Social Policies and Programs: Long-term Care and Institutionalization
  • Program 19: Social Policies and Programs: Home Support / Community-based Services, Transportation,
    and Housing
  • Program 20: Aging in Other Countries: Implications for Canadian Social Policies and Programs
  • Program 21: Death, Dying, Bereavement, and Widowhood; Spirituality and Religion
  • Program 22: Exercise, Drugs, Alcohol, and Coping
  • Program 23: Music, Art, Education: Contributions
    of Older Adults
  • Program 24: Older Adults Organized for Aging;
    Course Review


To receive credit for SOCI 330, you must submit all assignments, achieve a minimum grade of 60 percent on the final examination and a composite course grade of at least ā€œDā€ (50 percent). The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:

Pre-assignment TME 1 TME 2 TME 3 Final Exam Total
0% 10% 20% 25% 45% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Novak, Mark, and Lori Campbell. Aging and Society: A Canadian Perspective. 4th ed. Scarborough: ITP Nelson, 2001.

Novak, Mark, ed. Aging and Society: A Canadian Reader: Scarborough: Nelson Canada, 1995.

Other Material

The course materials include a course workbook, a student manual, and a set of twelve, one-hour programs on audiotape that correspond with the course workbook.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 2, January 2006.

Updated May 26 2016 by SAS