Five College Consortium

DYING AND DEATH

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Anthropology
Course Number: 
255
Institution: 
Smith College
Death, the “supreme and final crisis of life” (Malinowski), calls for collective understandings and communal responses. What care is due to the dying? What indicates that death has occurred? How is the corpse to be handled? The course uses ethnographic and historical sources to indicate how human communities have answered these questions, and to determine just how unusual are the circumstances surrounding dying in the contemporary Western world. Enrollment limited to 30.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30268-S18

Course Sections

DYING AND DEATH
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Donald Joralemon djoralem@smith.edu TTh 09:00-10:20 SEELYE 211