Death & Mourning in Religion

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Religion

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Death & Mourning in Religion
Spring 2023
Taught By: Katherine Kurs
Section: A

CRN: 13243

Credits: 4

This course explores selected religious rituals and practices associated with death and mourning, with particular attention to the human body as a locus of sacrality and dread, honor and desecration, redemption and contamination, and the repository of individual and collective memory. Utilizing scholarly inquiry, textual analysis, and experiential learning/reflection, we will consider historical as well as contemporary responses to death in different socio-cultural contexts and religious traditions (Judaism; Hinduism; Christianity; the Black church/community); thus, issues of race, class, and gender will be woven throughout our discussions. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor. After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Religion (LREL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:40pm EDT 9/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 258
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023