Feb 26, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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SOC 230 - Introduction to Gerontology

4 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): BT 113  or WR 115  or designated placement.

Course Description: Introduces students to the field of gerontology and explores the relationships between the aging individual and society.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of longitudinal and cross-sectional methods of studying aging.
  • CLO#2: Describe biological changes that typically occur with aging.
  • CLO#3: Describe how gender and ethnicity affect health status in later life and how family roles can evolve. (ILO: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Global Consciousness)
  • CLO#4: Describe the major findings from research on personality development over the life span and discuss social theories of aging.
  • CLO#5: Describe how demographic, health, sociological, and technological changes will affect families and society in the future.

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