Featured Course: Death and Dying

“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”

– Marcus Tullius Cicero

To understand the end is to be able to understand life. SOCY 359: Death and Dying (which is co-offered as EHS 345) will help you do this, as well as grasp the concept of death itself. SOCY 359/EHS 345 explores the way death has played a part in the past and how our view of the end of life affects the way we live.

Look into the life cycle and customs surrounding death all over the world including suicide, grief, and the way religions/cultures affect human perspectives.

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life.”

– Steve Jobs

SOCY 359 counts towards the Social Science GEP. It meets twice a week on Monday and Wednesday evenings and is taught by Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor Kimberly DeMichele.

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