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Sociology of Death and Dying (SO 305)

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(3 cr.) Death is studied from the perspective of social interaction between the dying person, professional caregivers and family members and loved ones. Attitudes and values about death, cultural components of grief, and the function of bereavement are examined. Particular attention is paid to the social organization of death work and dying in bureaucratic settings, such as hospitals and nursing homes, as opposed to the non-bureaucratic structure of hospice care. Prerequisite: SO 101 or SO 101H., Every Year, Fall and Spring


Fall 2020

Section 01

  • Instructor
  • Ronald Webb
  • Days
  • M,W
  • Time
  • 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
  • Location
  • College of Arts & Sciences 3 Room 205