900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Death represents one of the great mysteries of life. In this course, we undertake an evaluation of the sociological theories and research pertaining to dying, death and bereavement. Cultural variations in these social processes are also considered. Topics include: definitions and images of death; demography and death; the dying and grieving processes; caregiving; and funeral practices. Opportunities to volunteer in the community will be available.
Mode of Inquiry: Understanding Society; Death Cluster
Prerequisite: SOC 201 or any 100-level Sociology course