Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Death, Dying & Bereavement
This course focuses on the psychological, medical, and social issues relating to life-threatening and terminal illness. Students are introduced to a developmental framework for understanding grief, mourning, bereavement, and resilience in the face of loss, and ethnic, cultural, and gender differences in bereavement expressions and practices are considered. The role of supportive resources in dealing with terminal illness and bereavement are also covered. The diverse ways in which people cope with issues relating to death, dying, and bereavement are explored through readings, discussion, and written assignments.