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Population Aging Matters: A Global Perspective

LEAP 3050 is a one semester class designed to help integrate students into the University of Utah, while discussing national and global issues as a result of a changing population demographic.  This course also fulfills the University’s International (IR) requirement.

Aging is a national, international and global issue that is taking place alongside other broad social trends that will affect the lives of every living thing.

Economies are globalizing, people are more likely to live in cities, and technology is evolving rapidly. Demographic and family changes mean there will be fewer older people with families to care for them. People today have fewer children, are less likely to be married, and are less likely to live with multiple generations in a single household.

With declining support from families, society will need better information and tools to ensure the well-being of the world’s growing number of older citizens.

This course will explore the intersections and impacts of aging and the workforce, technology, healthcare, communities and families. It will look at differences and similarities across cultures, as well as the social and economic opportunities and challenges associated with aging populations.

  • Help transitioning to the U
  • Peer Advisor in the class
  • A University library research introduction
  • Classroom visit from a Career Services representative
  • Introduction to Campus resources

Valerie D'Astous


Upper Division (Transfer) LEAP Spring 2020 

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 This class will resume Fall Semster 2020.

Last Updated: 11/19/20