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SOC232 Death & Dying: Cult & Issues

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Introduces the institution of death in the United States. Includes a broad multicultural, interdisciplinary approach, including sociological, psychological, historical, ethical, cultural, and religious approaches to death, dying, and bereavement across the lifespan. Recommend: SOC 204, 205, or instructor permission. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 43135

From the Instructor:
Hello Students, Welcome to SOC232: Death & Dying Cultures & Issues. I commend you for choosing to explore what is essentially a taboo topic in American culture. It's no wonder there is so much fear of this natural part of life. In this course, I ask you to step up and fully explore all that is offered, including a glimpse of the traditions of other cultures, and each aspect of the aging and dying process., including the funeral, cremation, and burial options.
Course Specific Requirements:
The text for SOC232 is the 9th Edition of The Last Dance: Encountering Death & Dying, authors: Strickland and DeSpelder. If the cost of the text is an issue, there are several online text rental services (Amazon is one) who will drop ship the text to you with a prepaid return mailer. In the course (which is entirely online in D2L,) students will participate in weekly online discussions related to that week's reading assignment, as well as making two site visits (to a cemetery and a funeral home or crematorium.) The Final Project is a high point essay about your experience with death, which includes an annotated bibliography of sources that relate to your topic.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 43135 - 22-Sep-2014 thru 13-Dec-2014
Instructor: Cat R Zimmerman
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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