Write an essay to answer the following questions:
1a. Compare and contrast the theories on aging.
1b. Have you observed any of these theories (such as activity or disengagement theory) in society?
1c. Find an example of a recent news piece (within the last three months) related to aging in the U.S.
1d. Share a link for your source and discuss the connection to the course materials (a full citation is not required).
The essay meets the following course objectives:
- Apply a sociological perspective to the social world.
- Analyze contemporary social issues using the sociological imagination and use sociological theories and concepts to analyze everyday life.
- Describe sex and gender, race and ethnicity, and the elderly in the United States as well as how prejudice and discrimination impacts certain groups of people in society.