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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 259 - Anthropology of Dying 3 s.h.

Why study death and dying? How do we die? What is a near-death experience? Dying is a part of living, but we rarely spend time thinking of the process of dying. Additionally, death in the 21st century can be highly political and contentious. Do you know what a physician-assisted death is? What is euthanasia? These questions and more will be addressed throughout the semester. Together, we will explore the political and legal nature of death and dying. We will consider death and dying from both cultural and biological perspectives in order to have a more holistic understanding of the issues surrounding dying.
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 100  or ANTH 130 .