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GERO 518. Images of Aging in Popular Culture

Credits: 3
Department: Gerontology
Description: Portrayals of aging, older adults and the aging process in popular culture and their impact on policies, interactions, stereotypes and self-perception.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the negative and positive images of older adults and aging in popular culture.
2. Critically review images of older adults and aging in popular culture.
3. Reflect on how media portrayals influence perceptions of others and ourselves as aging and older adults.
4. Analyze how stereotypes can impact professionals as they work with aging and older adults.
5. Evaluate the impact of images of aging on policies, programs and services for older adults.

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