Population ageing will be one of the primary social forces shaping our world in this century. SOC331 Ageing and Society aims to help students to gain a comprehensive understanding of ageing by adopting a sociological lens and integrating research from the fields of sociology, demography, economics, medical science, psychology, and public health. We will start with a careful examination of the demographic foundations of population aging, review the major perspectives, frameworks, and theories of ageing, then visit various aspects of ageing such as health, work, retirement, volunteering, family and social lives, and care.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July