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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