SOC 240 Death, Dying, and Bereavement

Sociological perspectives surrounding death, dying and bereavement. Topics include: cultural norms and beliefs regarding death and life after death, diversity in death rituals and practices, processes of grief and mourning, the American funeral industry, legal aspects of dying, end-of-life care and decision making, ethical dilemmas surrounding death and dying, and variation in patterns of mortality.

Credits:

3

Requirement Designation

Flexible Core - Individual and Society

Offered

Fall-Spring