HS 1002 Perspectives on Death and Dying

This is an Area B course that develops key competencies in critical thinking and oral communication through an introduction to death and dying. The course includes an online Critical Thinking and Oral Communication (CTOC) component. The course offers an opportunity for students to apply critical thinking skills to issues of death and dying and to gain experience in developing and presenting original arguments in oral forms. Loss, death, and the process of dying will be examined from physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and ethical/legal perspectives. The idea of death across the lifespan will be approached from viewpoints of the individual, family, significant others, and health care providers. The concepts of death with dignity will be explored. Using available technology, students will research a related topic on the Internet and prepare a paper using word processing.



Lecture Hours

4 hours