Course Description for Applied Research in Aging
Applied Research in Aging
Description: The course includes an examination of the major theoretical and analytical frameworks from the core disciplines (biology, psychology, and sociology) which inform the field of gerontology. Emphasis is on the application of the theoretical contexts to research initiatives and gerontological practice. Students are expected to become familiar with contemporary research on aspects of aging, and they learn to identify and evaluate issues raised by the findings from the field of aging research. In addition, the course examines the connections between theory and age-related issues and problems such as economic inequality, retirement, health care, and aging in families.