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    APY 494SEM - Senior Seminar-Death And Dying
    Senior Seminar-Death And Dying BAC Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   23508   Enrollment Capacity:   15
    Section:   BAC   Enrollment Total:   8
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   7
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   R , 12:30 PM - 3:10 PM
    Room:   Filmor 261 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    In this senior seminar we will explore the interrelated social, cultural, medical, and political underpinnings of death and the way different communities have responded to it. Nineteenth-century anthropologists speculated that the origin of religion was to be found in the puzzlement of early humans about what differentiates the living from the dead. Twentieth-century anthropologists interpreted death as a potential tear in the social fabric, requiring symbolic management for societal stability. We will explore the confusion about dying and death resulting from experiences of rebirth and medical technologies that maintain people?s lives through the body parts of cadavers. We will also analyze mourning, living in the wake, compassionate cannibalism, modern-day American care for the dying, and the politics of death.
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    Topics vary. Seniors have registration priority.
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