SOC570 Social gerontology: Concepts and controversies

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 10 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, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tatiana Sedláková (lecturer)
Mgr. Andrea Bělehradová (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Robert Jahoda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Hana Matějovská Kubešová, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Ladislav Rabušic, CSc.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
each odd Monday 11:30–15:00 U23
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 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course acquaints students with advanced concepts and controversies in the field of social gerontology. It is built as an overview of key topics which are in last decades high on research agenda in both Czech Republic and abroad.
Learning outcomes
Students after finishing the course will: - be able to formulate their positions and engage in critical thinking on various social features from the point of view of ageing studies. They will be able to state main definitions and criticism on social theories of ageing. They will be able to individually build a critical case and to reflect various social phenomenon and summarise it in the form of structured scientific journal article.
  • Ageing and gerontosociology: next big thing?
  • Ageing body.
  • Longevity in people and societies: is age just a number?
  • Sexuality and social networks.
  • Key concepts of cultural gerontology.
  • Ageing, place, and space.
  • Social theories of ageing.
  • Fourth age.
  • Economy of ageing and pension systems.
  • Cognition in later life.
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion, presentations of guest speakers, seminar projects, reading
Assessment methods
5 seminar projects (each 10 points), paper on selected topic (40 points) and its presentation for the group, peer review (10 points). Students need 61 points to pass the exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2013, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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