2020 Spring SOCIOL 111L 001 LEC 001

Sociology of the Life Course

Course Level
Undergraduate
Section Type
Lecture
Instructor(s)
Course Times
MoWeFr 1:00pm - 1:59pm
Course Units
4
Course number
111L
Course CCN
31005
Course Location
Kroeber 160
Course description

Society is ordered by age. Age is not the only ordering dimension of society, but it is a central one. A life course perspective represents a sociological way of understanding how age structures society. Our lives progress through a sequence of socially constructed stages—childhood, adolescence, middle adulthood, and later adulthood. A life course perspective is particularly interested in the rules and norms that govern transitions between these stages.