Special Topics Course Information
Summer 2013 - Early Term
Special Topics in Sociology I, Death and Dying
Instructor: Martha Dow
The course provides a critical exploration of topics related to the sociology of death and dying. The course will explore the social construction of death and dying as it occurs through various agents of socialization (e.g. families, religious institutions, schools, peer groups) and other social, economic and political organizations such as the funeral industry, health care systems and political lobbies.