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SOC 304 Entire Course (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.soc304.com SOC 304 Week 1 DQ 1 Theoretical Frameworks SOC 304 Week 1 DQ 2 The Cohort Effect of Historic Events SOC 304 Week 2 DQ 1 Aging Simulation Exercise SOC 304 Week 2 DQ 2 Self-Concept in Old Age SOC 304 Week 2 Assignment The Aging Connection SOC 304 Week 3 DQ 1 Sexual Orientation in Later Life SOC 304 Week 3 DQ 2 Social Responsibility to the Elderly SOC 304 Week 4 DQ 1 Age Discrimination SOC 304 Week 4 DQ 2 Family and Medical Leave Act SOC 304 Week 5 DQ 2 Medicare

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SOC 304 Week 1 DQ 1 Theoretical Frameworks (Ash)

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DQ1: After reading Chapter 3 in your textbook, address the following: Discuss the differences between activity theory and disengagement theory. 

Compare and contrast one of the other theories mentioned in the chapter (i.e., modernization, exchange theory, subcultural theory of aging, etc.) to activity theory and disengagement theory. 

Discuss how the theory that you selected differs from the activity and disengagement theories of aging. 

Contact a person who would fall into one of the categories of old age (i.e., young old, middle old, or oldest old) and interview them about how their lives have changed since they reached the milestone of being an older adult. In your post, include a brief synopsis of what you learned with regard to that person’s activities, illnesses, social support networks, and employment situation. Based upon your informed opinion, which theory (or theories) provides the best theoretical framework for understanding the process of aging for the person that you interviewed? Be sure to support your answer. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length 

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SOC 304 Week 1 DQ 2 The Cohort Effect of Historic Events (Ash)

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DQ2: For this discussion, you will need to read Chapters 1 and 2 in your textbook. In addition, you will need to review pages 10 through 13 of Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences and pages 62 and 63 of Aging, Society, and the Life Course. As your textbook notes, historical events can have different impacts depending upon one’s age cohort. Historical events like the Great Depression, World Wars, and pandemics have had a marked impact on the life course of individuals. How have the social and demographic changes of the last century led to the increased growth and aging of the population? Be sure to discuss this in terms of the demographic transition theory. How do you expect the current worldwide economic downturn that was discussed in Chapter 2 of your textbook to impact those living in this era? Be sure to explain how this event is expected to influence the life course of the young old, the middle old, and the oldest old. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references -------------------------------------------------------

SOC 304 Week 2 Assignment The Aging Connection (Ash)

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The Aging Connection The number of older Americans has increased dramatically because older adults are living longer partly due to the improvements in health care technology. However, the question of quality of life has been raised as people live longer and experience more health problems in the midst of rising health care costs and, as the textbook authors note, “individuals’ past health histories also directly affect their use of health care and will continue to do so” (Markson& Stein, 2012). Those health histories include gender, as well as race and ethnicity, which are all factors in the development of chronic illnesses. Moreover, race and ethnicity have an impact upon an individual’s access to health care and the type of treatment they receive. This type of inequality plays a role in not only longevity but also the quality of life. For example, your textbook indicates that “Blacks live fewer years on average than Whites and live more years with chronic health problems” (Markson& Stein, 2012). This assignment is intended to demonstrate the interconnection between health practices, health care, and health outcomes for older adults. Write a paper discussing the relationship of health histories (including health practices), health care, and health outcomes for older Americans. Please elaborate upon the role of gender and ethnicity in your discussion of health outcomes, as well. What are the differences in health outcomes related to gender and ethnicity? What are the causes of these disparities in the health of older individuals? Be sure to discuss cumulative disadvantages in relation to health and illness. The paper must be two to three pages in length (excluding the title and


reference page), and formatted according to APA style. In addition to the textbook, you must use at least two scholarly sources (at least one of which can be found in the Ashford University Library) to support your points. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be -------------------------------------------------------

SOC 304 Week 2 DQ 1 Aging Simulation Exercise (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.soc304.com Tutorial Purchased:2 Times; Rating:B+ Week 2 DQ1: After reading about the physical impairments related to age in Chapter 4 of the textbook and watching “Aging,” visit “Sociology of Aging: Age Related Impairments: A Simulation Exercise” and select at least two of the impairments that are listed in the exercise. After selecting the impairments that you will be simulating, use the household items that are listed and proceed with carrying out your normal tasks around your home. Then, describe which impairments you simulated and what you experienced. Answer the following questions: What was it like to complete your tasks with the selected impairments? 


What were the difficulties that you encountered while completing your tasks? Were any of those difficulties unexpected? 

Have your thoughts or attitudes about older adults who have the impairments that you selected changed as a result of this exercise? Why or why not? 

After having reviewed the required resources for this discussion, which of the major biological theories on aging do you think best explains the impairments that you simulated? Be sure to support your answer. 

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SOC 304 Week 2 DQ 2 Self-Concept in Old Age (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.soc304.com Tutorial Purchased:1 Times; Rating:No Rating DQ2:In Chapter 5 of your textbook, you learned about the self-concept, which is how an individual thinks of herself or himself. Although the self-concept is something that is established early in life, it changes as one grows older through life experiences. After reading the chapter, address the following : Discuss the experiences that an individual may have in her or his later years that may alter that person’s self-concept. Be sure to discuss 


experiences that would both positively and negatively impact her or his self-esteem. Discuss how your own self-concept may change as your physical capabilities are decreased. Be sure to explain what positive and negative aspects you expect to encounter as part of your aging experience. 

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references -------------------------------------------------------

SOC 304 Week 3 DQ 1 Sexual Orientation in Later Life (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.soc304.com Tutorial Purchased:1 Times; Rating:No Rating Week 3 DQ1: Chapter 7 in your textbook discusses the unique issues that are experienced by older gay men and lesbians in society. Review that chapter and watch “Isn’t Aging the Same for Everybody?” to prepare for this discussion. In addition, review the information related to resources for the aging found at the “LGBT Aging Resources Clearinghouse” for this discussion. Then, consider what the issues facing older gay men and lesbians are. Specifically, discuss the legal issues that are related to public policies, end-of-life decisions, housing, and health care. Compare


and contrast the experiences of older gays and lesbians with those of older heterosexuals. Please note that this discussion is not about whether you personally support homosexuality. You should focus your discussion on what issues are experienced by this group and how those experiences differ from those of older heterosexuals. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references -------------------------------------------------------

SOC 304 Week 3 DQ 2 Social Responsibility to the Elderly (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.soc304.com Tutorial Purchased:2 Times; Rating:B+ DQ2: You will be reading Chapter 7 of the textbook and an article titled “Demography of Aging in China and the United States and the Economic Well-Being of Their Older Populations” (found in the ProQuest database, in the Ashford University Library) to prepare for this discussion. In addition, you will watch “Family Care for Aging Parents.” In “Demography of Aging in China and the United States and the Economic Well-Being of Their Older Populations,” you are introduced to the roles of the family and government in the East as well as in the West. Describe the differences and similarities you learned about in terms of the views on social responsibility when caring for a rapidly increasing


older population. What are the reasons for these differences between the treatment of the aged in the West as compared to those in the East? Are those reasons more cultural or practical? Explain your answer. When looking at the role of family as a support system for the aging in later life, is there a social responsibility in the United States for family members to absorb some of the needs of their aging family members? Why or why not? Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. -------------------------------------------------------

SOC 304 Week 4 DQ 1 Age Discrimination (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.soc304.com Tutorial Purchased:1 Times; Rating:No Rating Week 4 DQ1: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination against individuals who are aged 40 and older. This law acknowledges that age discrimination is a violation of an individual’s civil rights. Aging is inevitable and ADEA addresses the needs of older individuals who need access to opportunities for gainful employment. Consider what this law does and what aspects of employment it covers. After reading Chapters 8 and 9 in your textbook and reviewing the


information available on the “Age Discrimination Fact Sheet” to prepare for this discussion, please address each of the following: Describe what ADEA means in terms of what employers can and cannot do when interviewing, hiring, promoting, and firing older employees. How does this assist older employees? How does this impact younger workers? 

In your informed opinion, was ADEA a logical policy response to age discrimination? Explain your answer. 

Are there still ways that age discrimination can occur despite the existence of ADEA? Elaborate upon your response. 

Explain how ADEA impacts you life (if you are aged 40 and older) or explain how you expect ADEA to impact your life (if you are less than 40 years of age). 

Has there been a change in the way that older Americans are perceived following the passage of ADEA? If not, why do you believe this is? If so, what are some examples of the changes in perceptions of older Americans? 

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. -------------------------------------------------------

SOC 304 Week 4 DQ 2 Family and Medical Leave Act (Ash)

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www.soc304.com Tutorial Purchased:2 Times; Rating:B+ DQ2:A growing number of American employees are having to care for their elderly parents. Caregiving may include taking extended periods of time off from work. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 addresses this need by providing some employees with up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave per year without fear of losing their jobs. After reviewing the required resources for this discussion, please address each of the following questions: How has the passage of FMLA impacted the older population in the United States? 

How has FMLA reduced the challenges and stress associate with caregiving? 

How has FMLA not relieved the stress of caregiving?

How has FMLA impacted your life?

How might the U.S. government encourage more support for the caregivers of the elderly? 

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SOC 304 Week 5 DQ 2 Medicare (Ash)

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www.soc304.com DQ2:As Chapter 11 in your textbook notes, the costs for health care have risen dramatically and are expected to continue to rise. While Medicare is a public insurance program that provides coverage to almost everyone who is 65 and older, it only covers a portion of health care expenses. In fact, the authors of your textbook note that “if current trends continue, by 2030 half of those aged 65 and older will spend more than 25% of their income on medical bills and insurance premiums” (Markson& Stein, 2012). After reading Chapter 11 in your textbook and watching "Aging America and Healthcare Reform," please address each of the following: Compare and contrast the services provided to older individuals under Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B. 

Compare and contrast the health care services provided under Medicare versus Medicaid. Be sure to address how each program is funded, what they cover, who qualifies for them, and what role each plays in paying for health care of the elderly population. 

Discuss the current funding for Medicare and why there is debate regarding the program. 

What changes (if any) do you think that there will be in the Medicare program over the next 20 years? 

Do you believe that the eligibility requirements should be changed in order to receive the health services provided by Medicare? Why or why not? 


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