SOCI244-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

On Death and Dying: Current Controversies in Thanatology

15 points
Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019

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

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 465 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

Ruth McManus

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Group Report 05 Aug 2019 20% In lecture group report produced during the structured controversy session
Essay one 23 Aug 2019 30% (via LEARN portal)
Class trip attendance 5%
Tutorial preparation and participation 5%
Research essay 01 Nov 2019 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* 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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  • SOCI244-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019