Sociology of Death

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sociology of Death

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite(s): 100 credits at HE1, including compulsory HE1 set in Sociology or a cognate subject

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Assessment: critical review of a visit to a cemetery/crematorium (1500 words) [20%], essay (3000 words) [80%] [both elements to be attempted]
    This module explores the social and cultural dimensions of death and dying in Britain. Topics for consideration will include social settings for the dying, the medicalisation and secularisation of death, funeral customs and practices, the remembrance and memorialisation of the dead and tourism to death related sites. A number of ethical issues such as euthanasia and organ transplantation will also be explored.

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