(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An analysis and discussion of issues related to gender and the aging process. The goal is to evaluate and challenge negative, socially constructed assumptions associated with gender and aging, as well as examine gender-relevant issues in health and well-being after midlife. Discussion covers life transitions, socioeconomic status, culture, family and social relationships, ageism, and sexuality and health as each relates to gender. The impact of public policy and services on gender and aging is also addressed. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERO 311 or GERO 497E.