School Of Social Sciences

Adulthood and AgeingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400086.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge of sociological and psychological concepts and theories

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 80 credit points.

About this Unit
This unit provides the opportunity for students to develop concepts, theories and issues from sociology, critical psychology, and the social sciences by examining a range of life course themes and the experiences of ageing and adult life. Central to the unit is the notion that the experiences of adult life are individual yet occur in and are impacted upon by a variety of social, cultural & historical contexts. The unit critically explores a variety of topics of relevance to understanding adulthood in the 21st century. This unit aims to explore the dominant discourses of ageing and their impact on adult lives.

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