Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
This course introduces students to a broad array of themes associated with death and dying. Students consider both practical and philosophical aspects of death, comparing the concept of death historically, socially, psychologically, and cross-culturally. Current legal, medical, and ethical issues related to death and dying are explored through the lens of philosophy, with topics that may include suicide, euthanasia, moral and social issues stemming from modern medical technology, hospice and palliative care, end-of-life issues, violent deaths, mass killings, and the beliefs and customs of various cultures worldwide concerning death and the possibility of an afterlife. This course is well suited for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, or for those seeking to improve their ability to process and respond to death and dying in a healthy manner.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921