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Spring 2021
Aug 07, 2022
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Death in America - 41484 - MHUM 004 - 01
Intellectually, we know that, one day, our physical selves will disappear; so will the selves of those we love and the environment around us. Individuals, cultures, and societies alike have ingested and interpreted this knowledge with every possible expression, from fear and anxiety to peace and acceptance. How does our contemporary culture assimilate or confront death and dying? What does our health care system tell us about how we should live our lives? What do our artists and philosophers tell us about how we should end? Through the interdisciplinary lens of the medical humanities, this course explores the subject of death in America. Participants will explore historical, artistic, literary, sociological, and anthropological viewpoints of death and dying through a variety of media generated by scholars, artists, and everyday people. Beginning with a history of the American death certificate and moving through the "Before I Die" global art project, this course will take students through a reflective journey of what it means to die today, and in parallel, what it means to live. Sources may include: Donald Hall, "Without" Thomas Lynch, "The Undertaking" Joan Didion, "Year of Magical Thinking" Allan Kellehear, "A Social History of Dying"
Associated Term: Spring 2021
Registration Dates: Nov 16, 2020 to Mar 19, 2021
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: Medical Humanities

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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Online 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm W TBA Apr 07, 2021 - Apr 07, 2021 Seminar Hunter Groninger E-mail
Online 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm W TBA Apr 14, 2021 - Apr 14, 2021 Seminar Hunter Groninger E-mail
Online 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm W TBA Apr 21, 2021 - Apr 21, 2021 Seminar Hunter Groninger E-mail
Online 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm W TBA Apr 28, 2021 - Apr 28, 2021 Seminar Hunter Groninger E-mail
Online 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm W TBA May 05, 2021 - May 05, 2021 Seminar Hunter Groninger E-mail



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