SOWK 442: Social Gerontology


This course introduces students to theories of aging and the myths and stereotypes associated with ageing in cross-cultural settings. It examines the demography of aging, gender and aging, psychological and physical aspects of aging and economic determinants of aging.  The course equips students with skills in identifying elder abuse, planning and delivery of services and resources to older persons and their families. Issues relating to work and retirement and policy response to aging in Africa will be discussed.