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Fall 2021
Aug 07, 2022
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MHUM 450 - Aging and Ageism
By 2025, one in every five Americans will be 65 or older, as the Baby Boomer generation takes over the top of the aging population pyramid. The impact is emerging in areas ranging from housing to healthcare. COVID has brought these issues to light even more. In this seminar, we’ll explore how society views aging, and we’ll consider how to bring about change. What’s the role of media — from old-fashioned television shows to new social media formats and outlets – in shaping our world view? How is the longevity market tapping into and serving the older population? How have our public health policies helped/hindered our elders? How can we foster a culture of respect for our elders, as other cultures have?
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

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