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Table of Contents - Sociology Of Death And Dying
SOCIOL 5560      Sociology Of Death And Dying
This course examines attitudes, behaviors, and institutions related to death and dying in contemporary American society. Topics include the meanings of death in American society, social settings for dying, interaction with the dying, customs and practices surrounding death, role transitions of survivors, and suicide. Special attention is given to issues of aging and dying.
Faculty: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Sociology