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The Life Course Sociology
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Burgess, Elisabeth. 2010. “The Life Course Sociology”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Purpose: The life course perspective provides a lens or framework for understanding continuity and change in human lives. As sociologists examining the life course, we will emphasize the dynamic interactions between people and their environment. The primary objectives of this course will be (1) to critique the social meanings and influences of historical...

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Aging/Social Gerontology
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