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Death And Dying

Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 54 Lecture total

This course includes various perspectives on death, both cross-cultural and historical. Examines beliefs, traditions, rituals and practices surrounding death in American society; health care systems (the hospital and the dying patient, hospice, etc.); death and the process of dying; bioethics - dying in the technology age; euthanasia, suicide, funerals, grief, and bereavement; the law and death, including living wills, organ donation, and autopsies; and life after death - old and new meanings. Field trips may be required.