The Psychology of Death and Dying

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Winter 2018 quarter

Taught by

social work

This course provides students with the biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives of death, dying and bereavement in our society and around the world. Topics include culture and ethical values, and problems related to death and terminal illness in contemporary society. Specific topics include palliative care, suicide, terminal illness, funeral and burial rituals, legal impacts, environmental impacts, and grief. Social justice implications will be used as a central point.

Students will discuss personal beliefs, historical, and cross cultural issues related to death and dying including legal, medical, environmental, financial, and ethical topics related to end of life.

Program Details

Fields of Study

psychology sociology


Winter Open

Location and Schedule

Final Schedule and Room Assignment

Campus Location


Time Offered

Evening and Weekend

Advertised Schedule

Thu 5:30-9:30 + one full day field trip on Saturday, February 10, 2018

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning