BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-465 - Older People, Aging and Society - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-465 - Older People, Aging and Society - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides an introduction to working with and on behalf of older people from an anti-oppression and inter-disciplinary perspective. We will examine age in relation to other identity factors, such as 'race', ethnicity, class, gender, (dis)ability, faith, sexual orientation, and marital status. The course is designed to expose students to issues affecting older adults both locally and globally; to critically examine beliefs and attitudes related to aging and older people- our own and those of others; and to develop a framework for anti-oppression practicing with older people. We will discuss policy, practice and research issues within the field of aging with a focus on structural inequalities in later life and the voices of older people.
Part of the:
  • BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Elective Courses
  • Prerequisites : SOCW 200A, SOCW 200B, SOCW 306, third year standing or permission of the department head
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    Contact Hours: 39
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