SOC 304 Courses SOC 304 Entire Course (Ash) SOC 304 Week 1 DQ 1 Theoretical Frameworks (Ash) • SOC 304 Week 1 DQ 1 Theoretical Frameworks • SOC 304 Week 1 DQ 2 The Cohort Effect of Historic Events • SOC 304 Week 2 DQ 1 Aging Simulation Exercise • SOC 304 Week 2 DQ 2 Self-Concept in Old Age • SOC 304 Week 2 Assignment The Aging Connection • SOC 304 Week 3 DQ 1 Sexual Orientation in Later Life • SOC 304 Week 3 DQ 2 Social Responsibility to the Elderly • Discuss the differences between activity theory and disengagement theory. • Compare and contrast one of the other theories mentioned in the chapter (i.e., modernization, exchange theory, subcultural theory of aging, etc.) to activity theory and disengagement theory.
SOC 304 Courses SOC 304 Week 1 DQ 2 The Cohort Effect of Historic Events (Ash) SOC 304 Week 2 Assignment The Aging Connection (Ash) • DQ2: For this discussion, you will need to read Chapters 1 and 2 in your textbook. In addition, you will need to review pages 10 through 13 of Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences and pages 62 and 63 of Aging, Society, and the Life Course. • The number of older Americans has increased dramatically because older adults are living longer partly due to the improvements in health care technology. However, the question of quality of life has been raised as people live longer and experience more health problems in the midst of rising health care costs and, as the textbook authors note, “individuals’ past health histories also directly affect their use of health care and will continue to do so” (Markson& Stein, 2012).
SOC 304 Courses SOC 304 Week 2 DQ 1 Aging Simulation Exercise (Ash) SOC 304 Week 2 DQ 2 Self-Concept in Old Age (Ash) • DQ1: After reading about the physical impairments related to age in Chapter 4 of the textbook and watching “Aging,” visit “Sociology of Aging: Age Related Impairments: A Simulation Exercise” and select at least two of the impairments that are listed in the exercise. After selecting the impairments that you will be simulating, use the household items that are listed and proceed • Discuss the experiences that an individual may have in her or his later years that may alter that person’s self-concept. Be sure to discuss experiences that would both positively and negatively impact her or his self-esteem. • Discuss how your own self-concept may change as your physical capabilities are decreased. Be sure to explain what positive and negative aspects you expect to encounter as part of your aging experience.
SOC 304 Courses SOC 304 Week 3 DQ 1 Sexual Orientation in Later Life (Ash) SOC 304 Week 3 DQ 2 Social Responsibility to the Elderly (Ash) • DQ1: Chapter 7 in your textbook discusses the unique issues that are experienced by older gay men and lesbians in society. Review that chapter and watch “Isn’t Aging the Same for Everybody?” to prepare for this discussion. In addition, review the information • DQ2: You will be reading Chapter 7 of the textbook and an article titled “Demography of Aging in China and the United States and the Economic Well-Being of Their Older Populations” (found in the ProQuest database, in the Ashford University Library) to prepare for this discussion. In addition, you will watch “Family Care for Aging Parents.”
SOC 304 Courses SOC 304 Week 4 DQ 1 Age Discrimination (Ash) SOC 304 Week 4 DQ 2 Family and Medical Leave Act (Ash) • DQ1: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination against individuals who are aged 40 and older. This law acknowledges that age discrimination is a violation of an individual’s civil rights. Aging is inevitable and ADEA addresses the needs of older individuals who need access to opportunities for gainful employment. Consider what this law does and what aspects of employment it covers. • DQ2:A growing number of American employees are having to care for their elderly parents. Caregiving may include taking extended periods of time off from work. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 addresses this need by providing some employees with up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave per year without fear of losing their jobs.
SOC 304 Courses SOC 304 Week 5 DQ 2 Medicare (Ash) • DQ2:As Chapter 11 in your textbook notes, the costs for health care have risen dramatically and are expected to continue to rise. While Medicare is a public insurance program that provides coverage to almost everyone who is 65 and older, it only covers a portion of health care expenses.