Death & Mourning in Religion

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Religion

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Death & Mourning in Religion

Spring 2019

Taught By: Katherine Kurs

Section: A

CRN: 7026

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, redemption and contamination, and the repository of individual and collective memory. We will consider historical as well as contemporary responses to death in differing socio-cultural contexts and religious traditions, thus, issues of race, class, and gender will be woven throughout our discussions. Students are required to choose an area for individual research. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor and the Jewish Culture minor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Religion (LREL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 11:02am 6/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 263

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/9/2019