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GER302 Issues in Gerontology (8)


This subject examines two key issues in understanding the phenomenon of ageing and the world of older people: the impact of gender and of embodiment, the latter through a discussion on the sexualised body. Students are invited to reflect on the meaning of sexuality in older peoples lives and its relevance to students' practice, and to explore the intersection of gender and ageing.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- Critically analyse how living in a gendered body affects the experience of ageing
- Reflect on the intersection of sexism and ageism
- Examine how being gendered impacts on outcomes in life
- Challenge the stereotype of asexual old age
- Appreciate the contribution of narratives to an understanding of the complexity of the ageing experience
- Continue to develop a capacity to work independently


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Sexuality and ageing - Introduction to gender and ageing - Women and ageing - Men and ageing - Narratives and ageing


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 21 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.