INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Section: 006 The End of Life in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Term: WN 2018
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this class, we will challenge our assumptions about the “end of life” by examining its meanings and practices in various cultural contexts. When does life begin and when does it end? What happens to us when we die? Are those with declining cognition, or in vegetative states, best conceived as full persons or as something else? What are the roles of elders in different societies? What are the roles of those who have already died? Ultimately, what aspects of the end of life are universal, and what aspects are socially constructed? In this course, we will delve into the social sciences, the arts, and our own qualitative research projects, seeking insights about the nature of aging, dying and caregiving. We will address life and death in the abstract and the concrete, bringing our inquiries to bear on policy, medical decision-making, and caregiving for those navigating the transitions inherent in the end of life.

INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
18851
Open
25
25LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
P
20957
Open
25
25LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
20958
Open
25
25LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
P
25852
Open
25
25LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
P
27553
Open
25
25LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
31050
Open
25
25LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
Th 10:00AM - 1:00PM
008 (SEM)
P
34440
Open
10
10LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (SEM)
P
31201
Open
27
8LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
010 (SEM)
P
27774
Open
25
5LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (SEM)
P
31372
Open
25
5LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
012 (SEM)
P
34439
Open
10
10LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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