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SOCI424 - Sociology of Death and Dying


This course is an exploration of the social, psychological, cultural, and individual experiences of death, grief, and loss. The study of the structure of the human response to death, dying, and bereavement in a socio-cultural, interpersonal, and personal context will be examined. Topics to be discussed will include development of perceptions of death, bereavement and grief over the life course; functions of the funeral; euthanasia and death-related ethical debates; and, suicide. Current sociological theories and empirical research regarding the study of death and dying will also be introduced and discussed. Attention will be given to appropriate coping strategies for dealing with death and for aiding others in the coping process.





Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Contemporary Perspectives, Institutions, and Practices - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; links also provided in the classroom Lessons section
ISBN: 9780826171412
Publication Info: Springer
Author: Stillion, Judith
Unit Cost: $79.26
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A