Briefly acquaint yourself with the Encyclopedia Britannica entry about Lewis Mumford: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Lewis-Mumford
Afterwards read a couple of pages from this excerpt from the following work by this author: http://habitat.aq.upm.es/boletin/n21/almum.en.html. –> ALTERNATE LINK
Please discuss this reading assignment in light of the reading materials for this unit.
Mumford, L. (1956). The Natural History of Urbanization. In Thomas, W. L., Jr. (Ed.), Man’s Role in Changing the Face of the Earth. Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press.
By the end of this Unit, you will be able to:
Understand the difference between senior age groups, examine aging as a global issue, and consider the biological, social, and psychological changes in aging.
Examine attitudes toward death and dying, how they affect the elderly and name the five stages of grief developed by Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.
Understand the difference between the cultural meaning and the social construction of illness and medical knowledge and apply theories of social epidemiology to an understanding of global health issues.
Describe a variety of demographic theories, discuss urbanization from various sociological perspectives, and apply the concept of carrying capacity to environmental concerns