SOCI244-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

On Death and Dying: Current Controversies in Thanatology

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

'On Death and Dying' introduces students to this most pervasive yet under-examined aspect of social life. Students will be given the opportunity to explore death, dying and bereavement from a sociological point of view. We will explore the different and complex ways people attend to death through a guided programme that includes a study of the notion of sequestered death, the body in death, the social stratification of death, customary practices past and present including Aotearoa/New Zealand, death and medicine, good death/bad death, near death experiences, ghosts, euthanasia, suicide, the funeral profession, grief and mourning, memento mori, mass death, death and the media/popular culture.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Pre-requisites

15 points of SOCI or ANTH at 100 level; OR 45 points in related subjects with the approval of the Head of Department.

Restrictions

SOCI344, POLS404

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 225 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 James Logie 104 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All SOCI244 Occurrences

  • SOCI244-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018