Jan 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

RTS 3650 - Death and Dying in History, Religion, and Society

Credits: 4
This course examines the question “What happens when we die?” in conversation with the many individuals and cultures that have proposed answers to this and related questions. The course will investigate the ways religions and philosophies throughout history define and cope with the fact of death, as well as the scientific and religious study of near-death experiences, hauntings, and claims of communication with the dead. A final section examines treatments of death and the afterlife in popular culture such as literature, cinema, and TV.