2023-2024 / SOCI1095-2

Sociology of ageing, Theory


20h Th

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)2 crédits 


Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course tends to link at the same time theoretical topics (the large sociological theories which had an interest for the ageing-related themes) and concrete problems (mistreatment, dependence, active ageing, etc.)

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, the student will be able to remember and will have understood the main sociological and theoretical concepts met.
Especially, he will have acquired a critical glance on notions such as the dependence of elderly people, the older workers, the representations of old age...
He will be able to argue on these topics.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

As the course will no longer be part of the program, it will no longer be provided. Students should contact the professor Didier Vrancken


Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Remote course

Additional information:

Written work. Please contact Professor Vrancken

Recommended or required readings

Course notes (slides) available to prepare written work

Written work / report

Additional information:

Written work to be submitted

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Please contact Professor Vrancken


Professeur D. Vrancken didier.vrancken@uliege.be

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