PPS 179S.01 – REINVENTING AGE: A DOCUMENTARY INQUIRY
America is in midst of a demographic revolution. The number of individuals over sixty-five years is growing at a rapid pace. There are few societal structures in place to accommodate those now experiencing what amounts to a new third stage of life, nearly equivalent to the middle years in duration. This course will examine how the pioneers of this third stage are reinventing themselves into new careers or directions, many taking on leadership roles in addressing societal problems. Each student in the class will complete a semester long photographic study, focusing on individuals over sixty-five who are working to benefit society. The class will also review and discuss a selection of documentary, demographic, and literary studies related to the course theme.
[Areas of Knowledge: AL, SS; Inquiries/Competencies: IAA]