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Sociology

SOC 228

Death and Dying
3 Credits ■ As Needed ■ SS/ss

An examination of death in American society from the perspectives of sociology, psychology, philosophy, religion, and literature . Topics include the meaning of death, the experience of dying, funeral rites, suicide, fear of death, the value of life in American culture, and immortality.

Prerequisite: SOC 105 or PSY 107 or permission of the instructor.