2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 30483 Death and Dying: Sociological Viewpoints

An examination of the process of death from a social psychological perspective. Topics will include the dying process as an interactional event, how survivors cope with loss, the life chances of people to live an extended life before dying, and how death serves as a symbol and metaphor for lived experience. The course will also focus on death as it has an impact on survivors and how survivors learn from the experience of another's death.