Death and Dying (SOC-290)
This class will give an overview of the end stages of the life process including a look at the physical changes, the psychological changes and many other aspects of death. Coverage will include social and cultural views of death, gender differences, and family issues. Class members will explore the world of dying via videos and the textbook, and by researching 4 specific projects related to death and dying. One project, "Tales from the Graveyard," will have involvement with the Keene community. The class will also explore the many challenges faced by both older adults and their families in the ending stages of life. We will explore the role that Hospice can play in the closing chapter of a person's life. We will look at various causes of death, including suicide. This class will look at the people who have had near-death experiences and the impact of those experiences. It will also look at what lessons for living we can draw from learning about death.
Faculty: Nancy L Judd
Start/End Date: Aug. 26, 2013 - Dec. 13, 2013
Instructional Method: Lecture-based Learning