The Silver Tsunami: Ethical-Theological Reflection on Aging
College: Regis College
Course Code: 
RGT2951HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

Because of advances in nutrition, hygiene and medicine, more people are living longer lives than ever before. For individuals to live to old age was once considered a blessing; currently to have population aging of this magnitude - the silver tsunami - is seen as a destructive demographic development. This course will explore issues in aging from an ethical-theological perspective. Topics to include: what it means to age as Individuals and as populations; ageism and elder abuse; the fight against aging; .institutionalization of elders; building age-friendly communities; poverty and aging; aging in a global context; a theology of aging.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2016
Start Time: 
11:00
End Time: 
13:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Mon
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
24
Additional Notes: 
Additional Evaluation: Clay model, written final examination
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Other