Sociology of Death
University of Roehampton
Area of Study
Taught In English
Prerequisite(s): 100 credits at HE1, including compulsory HE1 set in Sociology or a cognate subject
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewAssessment: 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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