ANTHR 4448

ANTHR 4448

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

Death is both the opposite of life and an intimate part of life. Though it comes to us all, human understandings of the process of dying and of our relations to the dead have varied widely. For many, the dead remain engaged with the living for better and for worse. For others, the dead are "just history." We will draw on anthropological, sociological, historical and literary texts to understand better this vast range of attitudes toward the dead and the process of dying—and we will come to understand better what we gain and lose by consigning the dead to oblivion. After considering a wide range of comparative studies, we will conclude with an intensive focus on death, dying, and the dead in Jewish cultures.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, SSC-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 7448JWST 4448JWST 7448

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17746ANTHR 4448  SEM 101

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Boyarin, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person