SOCI244-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

On Death and Dying: Current Controversies in Thanatology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 16 July 2018
End Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 27 July 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 12 October 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.

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

Course Coordinator

Ruth McManus

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Group Report 07 Aug 2018 20%
Essay one 24 Aug 2018 30%
Class trip attendance 5%
Tutorial preparation and participation 5%
Research essay 40%

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.

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  • SOCI244-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018