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History and Culture of Aging

This course explores the diverse trends in aging, leading to a greater understanding of aging in past and present societies. We will explore how aging has been regarded, dealt with and represented throughout history and between cultures, including the recent developments in the ‘cultures of aging’ that surround the lifestyle choices and consumption habits of older people.

HLTH AGE 4H03

History and Culture of Aging

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): IV Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes

This course explores the diverse trends in aging, leading to a greater understanding of aging in past and present societies. We will explore how aging has been regarded, dealt with and represented throughout history and between cultures, including the recent developments in the ‘cultures of aging’ that surround the lifestyle choices and consumption habits of older people.


Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV of an Honours program in Health, Aging and Society