Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

PHE 658 Perspectives on Aging

An introduction to the field of gerontology is presented from the perspectives offered by multiple disciplines, including sociology, psychology, biology, economics, political science, and demography. Stereotypes of aging and theoretical frameworks for understanding aging are examined, as are normal age-related changes, the impact of social, political, and economic conditions on the process of aging, and the myriad consequences of a growing population of elders. Also offered as PHE 558 and may be taken only once for credit.


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