Mar 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog
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ANSC 415 - Anthropology of Death

Credits: (3)
Instructional Method: Three hours lecture.
Prerequisites: ANSC 106 : Introduction to Cultural Anthropology AND ANSC 301 : Principles of Archaeology
This course will introduce students to the tremendous diversity of cultural beliefs and practices surrounding that most final of events: death itself. Because the death of a human being is such a meaningful event in all cultures, the beliefs and practices surrounding death offer a rare and valuable window into understanding the living. The complex set of practices and beliefs surrounding death actually teach us far more about the living than the dead; collectively, we refer to these practices and beliefs as deathways.



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