2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2021  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HEPR 250 - Cross Cultural History of Aging


Credits: Three (3)
The course will take a comparative approach to a study of ideologies and traditions toward old age in selected cultures around the world. Cultures studies will include: Native American, African, Asian, and European. The last part of the course will look at the evolving history of old age in the United States from the Colonial Period to the present. Some of the issues covered include: elderly in the family and society, changing ideas about old age, history of public policies toward the elderly, gender differences, impact of the growing numbers of elderly on historical and political events.