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Sociology of the Life Course

Sociology 545

3 credit hours, offered biennially

This course introduces students to the theories, methods, and substantive topics which exemplify the life course paradigm. Life course research is interdisciplinary by nature and design, and thus readings encompass the fields of sociology, history, psychology, and demography. Substantive foci range from social psychological outcomes such as stress, self-esteem, occupational values and cognitive complexity, to family development, marital and fertility patterns, educational and occupational attainment, retirement, and deviance.

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