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2004-2005 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2004-2005 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCI 337 - Sociology of Death and Dying


This course examines death as an institution by focusing on death and social values, cultural components of grief, and social functions of bereavement. Particular attention is paid to the social organization of death and dying in bureaucratic settings; e.g., hospitals, mental hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Dying is studied as a social process, with attention given to the theoretical perspectives in sociology used to study death, grief, and bereavement. Sociological concepts and current research in the field are reviewed.

Prerequisites & Notes
SOCI 101.

Credits: 3 s.h



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