University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
DEATH AND DYING
 

Subject: SOC

Course Number : 0205

Course Title:  DEATH AND DYING

Course Description:

A survey course in thanatology—the study of death and dying. The differences in perceptions of death and dying in different cultures and in America throughout its history are discussed. The course sensitizes students to their own feelings and thus generates sensitivity to others’ feelings. Readings cover such topics as suicide, near-death experiences, euthanasia, the funeral industry, the experience of dying, hospice, children and death, and the grieving process.

Credit Hours: 3 cr

GE: Behavioral Sciences       Non-Western  /Global 

Prerequisite:  SOC 0101

Course Level: