Last Call: The Sociology of Death and Dying
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
30 points at Stage I in Sociology or 30 points at Stage I in Social Science for Public Health or 90 points passed
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Examines the social location of death in modern life. It includes topics on perceptions of death from sociological, philosophical, religious, historical, secular and medical approaches. It includes topics on death systems, medicalisation of death, death in popular culture, suicide and genocide.
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