SOCI244-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

On Death and Dying: Current Controversies in Thanatology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

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

Any 15 points at 100 level from ANTH or
SOCI, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.

Restrictions

SOCI344, POLS404

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 443 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 241 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Music 206 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Course Coordinator

Ruth McManus

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* 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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  • SOCI244-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020