Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PHI                                     Course Number: 224                                    
Course Title: Death, Dying and Society: a Life Crises Management Issue
Subject: Philosophy
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Death and dying will be viewed from the perspectives of a variety of academic disciplines and applied fields. The course will deal with the dying process: the different cultural practices and beliefs related to this process; its impact on the individual and his or her family particularly in the areas of grief, mourning, and restructuring of the family; and it will examine the ways different occupational groups are routinely involved with death and dying and the methods they evolve to manage it for others and cope with it themselves. The course will also explore different types of death, death at different periods in the life cycle, euthanasia, abortion and ethical, religious existential issues related to death and dying. The course will be multidisciplinary.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 and an introductory course in sociology, anthropology, philosophy, or psychology.
  • This course is crosslisted as:   ANT 224 , PSY 224 , SOC 224
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: