TENTATIVE OUTLINE AND READING ASSIGNMENTS

Topic 1: Why Study Aging and the Elderly? Quadagno, Chapter 1
Topic 2: Social Gerontology and the Study of Aging Quadagno, Chapters 2
Topic 3: Aging in Historical and Cultural Context Quadagno, Chapters 3 and 5
Topic 4: Demography and Aging Quadagno, Chapter 4
Topic 5: Aging and Social Policy Quadagno, Chapter 11

Study Questions for Exam 1

Topic 6: The Physical and Mental Health of the Aged Quadagno, Chapters 6 and 7
Topic 7: The Aged and the Health Care System Quadagno, Chapters 10 and 13
Topic 8: Families and Personal Relationships Quadagno, Chapter 8
Topic 9: Dying, Death, and Bereavement Quadagno, Chapter 14

Study Questions for Exam 2

Topic 10: Housing, Living Arrangements and Security Quadagno, Chapter 9; Handouts
Topic 11: Religiosity and Community Involvement Handouts
Topic 12: Work, Retirement, and Finances Quadagno, Chapters 12, 15 and 16
Topic 13: Politics, Power and the Future Quadagno, Chapters 17

Study Questions for Exam 3