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Death, Grief and Culture

Undergraduate | GRF-SGY352 | 2024

Analyse how humans deal with death and incorporate mourning into our cultures. Reassess the rituals of grief. Probe the politics of euthanasia. Explore the social function of the cemetery. Track the ways that the internet has affected how we mourn.

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Enrol by
7 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
Duration
13 weeks
Start dates
15 July 2024

Price from

$2,040

Upfront cost

$0

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Death, Grief and Culture

About this subject

  • After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

    1. Understand the complexity of grief and its expressions cross-culturally;

    2. Understand the profound impact of human mortality in the production of culture generally;

    3. Reflect upon your own values and attitudes in relation to death and the morning ritual;

    4. Understand the impact of secularisation and medicalisation on modern death culture;

    5. Understand conceptual, historical and social aspects of death, dying and grief culture.

Entry requirements

Others

Note: Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 and 2 subjects or other relevant experience.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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UndergraduateGRF-ART-DEG

Bachelor of Arts

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