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ANT 245 - Death and Society
Death and Society
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1SS course or GER student

How do different cultures experience death? What can we learn about human society from the way people treat the dead? What are different methods for preparing the dead? Death and mourning are unavoidable parts of the human experience and every culture experiences death differently. In theis class we will take an anthropological approach to examining how different cultures-from the individual to the larger community-handle death. We will look at grief and coping, furerary practices, and the biological processes of death and decay. We will embark on a journey that examines cannibalism, autopsies, cremation, cemeteries, and mummies, all with the goal of understanding how different cultures, past and present, interact with their dead. All of these things help us learn about how people cope with death and how death reflects human behavior, social structure and belief systems. Students will leave this course with an appreciation and comprehension of cultural diversity, and a better awareness of how death is experienced across the globe and through time.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

Prerequisites:
Prerequisite LAC T2IS

General Requirements:

Course Attribute: T1SS
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