The Psychology of Death and Dying

Winter
Winter 2018
Olympia
Olympia
EveningWeekend
Evening and Weekend
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
4
Credits per quarter

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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.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

Social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology and elder services, and health care

4

Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 
Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
EveningWeekend

Scheduled for: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule:

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

Located in: Olympia