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Race, Gender, And Aging

Race, Gender, And Aging

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.