GERO 2110: Aging and Intersectionality

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Course Format Lecture 0.0 h + Seminar 4.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Students explore how broad societal-macro factors and interlocking oppressions such as ageism, racism, classism shape and determine the experience of aging. They learn how older persons experience disadvantages in unique ways based on the intersection of age and other aspects of identity such as gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and disability. Students will gain critical awareness of the heterogeneity within the older adult population and learn how to apply an intersectional approach to respond to their diverse needs and to address the equity gap. They explore issues affecting older adults within a framework of human rights, citizenship, and inclusion. Students examine their own beliefs and attitudes with respect to aging and intersectionality and reflect on the values and knowledge required to become advocates for social justice.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Gerontology.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in GERO 1100 and 1115; or permission of the program coordinator.

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