SOCI 3363 N3

Sociology of Death and Dying

A comparative investigation of the social construction of death and dying practises across different cultures. Special attention will be given to the notion of death as a socially accomplished phenomenon.

Instructor: Jeanette Auger
Prerequisites:
 12h SOCI completed including 1003 or 1106 or 6h from 1013/1023/1033/1113. SOCI 3363 is open to those registered in the Health Sciences Option without the usual prerequisites.
Course Type: Online; Continuous-intake. Register anytime and learn at your own pace


Topics include:

  • Death as a social process
  • Funeral and burial practices
  • Hospice and palliative as alternative approaches to care of the dying
  • Counseling persons with terminal illness.