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5.2: Course Objectives for Part IV

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  • Minority Studies: A Brief Text: Course Objectives: Part IV—Aging

    Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    • Read about, find, identify, interpret, understand, explain, critique, define, present factually and persuasively, and write about and/or discuss aging from a sociologically scientific perspective.
    • Read about, find, identify, interpret, understand, explain, critique, define, present factually and persuasively, and write about and/or discuss the various aspects of aging.
    • Read about, find, identify, interpret, understand, explain, critique, define, present factually and persuasively, and write about and/or discuss prejudice and discrimination based on age and the various forms they take.
    • Read about, find, identify, interpret, understand, explain, critique, define, present factually and persuasively, and write about and/or discuss theories of aging and the ongoing national debate concerning Social Security, health care, and euthanasia.
    • Explain the impact of politics, the political process, as well as economic and social policies on the lives of people in the US based on their age.
    • Identify the levels into which the US is stratified based on age and how aging impacts peoples’ life chances.
    • Identify and differentiate among various theories of aging.
      • Conflict theories
      • Functionalist theories
      • Symbolic Interactionist theories
    • Know and analyze the various aspects of ageism and the way it effects families and society.
    • Find, interpret, understand, analyze, critique, and write about and/or discuss statistical information concerning stratification/inequality by age.
    • Find and interpret demographic data about the elderly from the US Census and other valid and reliable sources.
    • Find, interpret, understand, analyze, critique, and write about and/or discuss statistical and historical information concerning the elderly in the past and present in the US.
    • Understand, analyze, critique, and write about and/or discuss popular media’s depiction of the elderly and end of life issues.
    • Find, interpret, understand, analyze, critique, and write about and/or discuss legal policies concerning the elderly and end of life issues in the US.
    • Find, read, interpret, understand, analyze, critique, and write about and/or discuss aging studies found in peer reviewed scientific journal articles.