Sociology (SOCI) 330
This version of SOCI 330 closed Dec. 4/02. To current version.
|Delivery mode:||Individualized study with audio component.|
|Credits:||3 - Social Science|
|Centre:||Centre for Global and Social Analysis|
|Challenge for Credit:||SOCI 330 has a Challenge for Credit option.|
This innovative course presents aging as a normal developmental process and aims to maximize life potential at every age. Students learn by listening to leading Canadian and internationally recognized gerontologists discuss their research and experiences. Biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging are explored along with the pros and cons of Canadian social policies and programs.
Upon completion of SOCI 330, students should be able to outline the "whole person model of aging" and indicate its significance to the study of gerontology in Canadian society and in other societies; present and explain the significance of environments for older people; describe and critically assess the scope and limitations of the social policies and programs which affect the day-to-day lives of older persons; identify and critically analyse the major issues in long-term care innovation and the reasons for dissatisfaction with nursing homes and homes for the elderly; contrast and compare the experiences of aging populations in other countries with the Canadian experience; appreciate the many and varied contributions of older persons to Canadian society as a whole; and direct older adults to the major organizations and associations that deal with issues and work for change as a result of knowledge students have gained from the course.
To receive credit for SOCI 330, students must achieve a course composite grade of at least "D" (50 percent) and a grade of at least 60 percent on the final examination. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
|Short Essay||Major Essay||Mini Proposal||Final Exam||Total|
Baker, Maureen. 1988. Aging in Canadian Society: A Survey. Toronto:
Novak, Mark. 1993. Aging and Society, 2d ed. Scarborough: Nelson Canada.
Novak, Mark. 1995. Aging and Society: A Reader. Scarborough: Nelson Canada.
Hiatt, Lorraine, ed. 1986. "Low Technology for Maximizing Independence."
Special Issue, Generations 2, no. 1. San Francisco: American
Society on Aging.
The course materials include a workbook, a student manual, and a set of twelve one-hour programs on audiotape that correspond with the workbook.