This course examines age as a social construct and aging as a social process. Course explores the effects of social institutions and social norms on the aging individuals. This course examine aging from a sociological viewpoint, emphasizing the social aspects of aging. Theoretical perspectives and research approaches will be considered in relation to a variety of subject areas, including: health, living arrangements, family relationships, informal and formal support, work and retirement. The course presents a profile of older population, examines trends related to an aging population and explores the experience of aging from the vantage points of older persons and of society. A life course perspective that focuses on aging as a social process is encouraged. Students will explore family ties and aging in greater depth and will consider the link between family life and other facets of social life in later life. The implications of an aging society and of research for social policy in later life. The implications of an aging society and of research for social policy will be considered in relation to all core topics.
Mid Term: 30 marks (MCQs)
Final Exam: 50 marks (Viva:25 + MCQs 25)
Sessional: 20 marks
1.Handbook of sociology of Aging by Richard, A. (2011)
Other Recommended Books
1. Sociology of Ageing by Ajaya Kumar Sahoo (2009)
2. New directions in the sociologyh of Aging by Robert Pool (2014)