Sep 21, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog
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ANTH 4301 - Anthropology of Death


Three credit hours.

Death is one of the few true human universals. However, there is tremendous temporal and cross-cultural variation in the attitudes toward and the practices associated with death. This class explores this variation from a holistic, anthropological viewpoint incorporating concepts from cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology. Topics include medical versus social death, mourning practices, memorialization, and forms of burial.  Dual listed in the Graduate Catalog as ANTH 5301.



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