Course Description

This course examines and critiques issues and concepts associated with aging and older adults from the individual/physiological and the
social/structural perspective. Topics include the physical and cognitive changes with aging, along with issues related to diversity, social support,
aging-in-place, leisure, work and retirement, healthcare and technology. Through interdisciplinary course discussions and analysis of case studies,
students will develop their knowledge and build capacity to respond to the needs of an aging population.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.

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