(3 credits - TG) Distance and Onsite Delivery
This course provides an understanding of the field of studies in aging. It examines the changing demographics and aging from a Canadian and global perspective. Ageism, theories of aging and research are examined with a view to understanding the current status of our knowledge of aging and societal responses to old age. Course content explores the diversity of individuals and groups within Canada’s aging population and analyses current and future challenges for governments, institutions, agencies, and businesses in providing programs, services and products to such a diverse population. This course will be of interest to students from a broad range of programs.