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PHIL 122 - Philosophical Perspectives on Death & Dying

Unit(s): 3.00

Advisory:ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

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 will be 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.

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