SOC284 Social Gerontology

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Lucie Vidovićová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Marcela Petrová Kafková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Galčanová Batista, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Jana Godarová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Hana Matějovská Kubešová, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Pavel Kellner (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Monika Salamánková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Lucie Vidovićová, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
each odd Tuesday 8:00–11:40 U34
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There are no prerequisites.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course acquaints students with basic approaches in the field of social gerontology by reviewing key concepts and problems. After graduating from the course, students will master the basic arguments in the field of population aging and understand the overlap of demographic phenomena for life in society. They will be equipped with concepts, approaches and methods for relevant sociological and socio-political practice.
Learning outcomes
Students after finishing the course will: - be able to recognize hidden, objective and subjective, age norms, their occurrence and effectiveness; - know how to build a research instrument adapted for an older population; - write an essay using the structure of a journal article with selected citation standard; - Present the main conclusions of their individual studies in the study group.
  • Intorduction and demographie of ageing.
  • To feel old age in my own skin.
  • Ageing policies.
  • Sociological research in older population.
  • Ageing and public space.
  • Ageing and housing.
  • Sociology of age, ageing and old age.
  • Economy of ageing.
  • Old age and family.
  • Psychology of ageing.
  • DUDOVÁ, Radka. Postarat se ve stáří : rodina a zajištění péče o seniory. Vydání první. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství (SLON) v koedici se Sociologickým ústavem AV ČR, v.v.i., 2015. 199 stran. ISBN 9788073302603. info
  • GEORGI, Hana, Cyril HÖSCHL and Lucie VIDOVIĆOVÁ. Gerontologie : současné otázky z pohledu biomedicíny a společenských věd. Vydání 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2014. 288 stran. ISBN 9788024626840. info
  • The new science of ageing. Edited by Alan Walker. 1st pub. Bristol: Policy Press, 2014. x, 334. ISBN 9781447314660. info
  • VIDOVICOVÁ, Lucie, Lucie GALČANOVÁ, Marcela PETROVÁ KAFKOVÁ and Dana SÝKOROVÁ. Stáří ve městě, město v životě seniorů (Ageing in the City, City in the Life of Seniors). 1st ed. Praha, Brno: Sociologické nakladatelství, Masarykova univerzita, 2013. 372 pp. Studie. ISBN 978-80-7419-141-1. URL info
  • The Sage handbook of social gerontology. Edited by Dale Dannefer - Chris Phillipson. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2010. xxiv, 685. ISBN 9781446270479. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion, presentations of guest speakers, seminar projects, reading
Assessment methods
5 seminar projects, short papers on selected topic and its presentation for the group
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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