ANT-4010 Anthropology of Death

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

This course studies death from a wide variety of approaches and is designed to help students integrate objective descriptions and analysis with subjective thoughts and feelings. Our orientations toward death are compared with those of other cultures through such issues as terminal illness, experiencing death, prolonging life, and hastening death. Mourning, funerals, life after death and processes of symbolic death and rebirth are also explored.