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SOC 250 Growing Up and Older in America • 5 Cr.

Description:

What does it mean to be young, middle-aged, or elderly in American society? Examine coming-of-age and transitions in life from a sociological perspective. Themes may include rites of passage, age discrimination, work and retirement, sexuality and relationships, health, illness, and caregiving.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain how age determines access to systems of power and how this can change over the course of an individual’s life.
  • Discuss how age intersects with other identity categories such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability.
  • Analyze various social problems related to aging or coming of age.
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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000