Sep 18, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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CFS 2720 - Aging and Family Relations in Modern Society

This introductory course provides a foundational overview of gerontological concepts by exploring the processes and meanings of growing old in todays society. Specifically, attention is given to understanding how developmental and life course aspects influence the aging experience and inform individual, familial, and societal conceptions of and actions concerning old age. This cultivates a richer insight into, and an appreciation for, the significance of older persons in shaping family and societal dynamics.

Requisites: WARNING: No credit for both this course and the following (always deduct credit for first course taken): PSY 3420
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • The student will be able to describe their role in shaping societys responsibility to current and future older populations.
  • The student will be able to discuss major dilemmas facing our aging society that directly influence family dynamics.
  • The student will be able to identify influential development and life course aspects that shape the aging experience in older adulthood.

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