Whether you know it or not, you’re living in the midst of a revolution - a revolution that's going to change your personal and professional lives. You'll live into your 80s and 90s, with a 50% chance of seeing your 100th birthday. This demographic revolution is going to change the health care you receive, the house you live in, the car you drive, the jobs you do, and the relationships you have with family and friends. In other words, this revolution will shape every aspect of your life.

This class will introduce you to the many issues related to aging in our society. You'll interact with leaders and researchers from many fields, including medicine, engineering, architecture, public health, social work, law, business, art, psychology, and anthropology. Each week, we'll gather for lectures and break into small groups for discussion. Some features of the course include:

  • Learn from professors across many departments at Washington University.

  • Interact with other first-year students from many majors and departments.

  • Explore St. Louis through a group project that explores how ready our community is for the aging of society.

  • Gain practical information to maximize your own personal and professional life.

This course will set you on a path to lead the aging revolution and transform the society of tomorrow.

Weekly Lecture for the entire class:

Tuesdays, 2:30-4:20


There is also a special reserved section of Writing 1 also focused on aging:

Contact the College Writing Program directly to enroll: collegewriting@wustl.edu