Death and Dying

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Death and Dying

Summer 2019

Taught By: Kailey Roberts

Section: A

CRN: 1950

Credits: 3

This course provides an introduction to key psychological, biological, and sociological perspectives on death, dying and bereavement. Specific topic areas to be covered include: historical perspectives on death and dying; existential theories; Terror Management Theory; death across lifespan and contextually (e.g., life-limiting illness, unexpected death, suicide); palliative care and hospice; practical, financial and legal issues; medical ethics (e.g., euthanasia); grief and bereavement; and funerals, burials and memorials. Students will be encouraged to consider death and dying from a multicultural lens as well as engage in reflection on their own beliefs about death and dying. A connecting theme throughout the course will be challenging silence around death and discovering the ways in which it impacts life.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

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: 12:00pm 8/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 6/3/2019 - 8/4/2019