ATH234 Crosscultural Views of Death
An interdisciplinary study into cross-cultural variations regarding human responses to death and the differing cosmological implications these suggest. Death, a cultural universal, is addressed in its diversity from both anthropological and sociological perspectives. The subject of death as experienced by several major regions and cultures of the world is explored, including Asia, India, Bali, Middle East, Melanesia and Native American; historical trends in Western Europe and Americas are assessed regarding the evolution of contemporary perspectives on mortality. ATH 234 and SOC 234 cannot both be taken for credit. Recommend: A course in Anthropology or Sociology. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).
Distance Education: Web Course Information
- From the Instructor:
- THIS IS A NEW DL COURSE (this term, SP15) on a timely and complex focus: death in crosscultural perspective. It considers the cultural variations regarding human responses to death, and the differing cosmological implications these suggest. Death, a cultural universal, is addressed in its diversity through an anthropological lens. The topic of death as experienced by major regions and cultures of the world is explored including Asia, India, the Middle East, Melanesia and North America; historical trends in the West are assessed regarding the evolution of contemporary perspectives on morality and death.
- Course Specific Requirements:
- PCC Pre-requisites or waiver as required. One book (required) is used as a text in parallel with the other course materials including ethnographic and documental films. It presents the observations of world philosophical figures and cultures about death: World Philosophers on Death, D. J. Ciraulo ed., Kendal/Hunt 2004 (the 2000 edition is also acceptable), ISBN 0-7575-0856-5, new or used.
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Instructor: Kerry J Pataki
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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