INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Winter 2022, Section 006 - The End of Life in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Instruction Mode: Section 006 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

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.

Course Requirements:

No tests. Grading will consist of a final paper, weekly reading responses, and participation.

Intended Audience:

Best for upper classmen (Juniors & Seniors). No restriction by major or track.

Class Format:

Class is very dependent on discussion of emotionally sensitive materials. It will not work well for those who would need to miss a significant number of sessions.

Schedule

INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
18186
Open
13
13LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
19999
Open
5
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
24357
Open
15
13LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
26024
Open
6
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
30580
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
29779
Open
2
 
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MW 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Note: This class will meet together with STS 499.
007 (SEM)
 In Person
35905
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
35968
Closed
0
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
37151
Open
13
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
24427
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
011 (SEM)
 In Person
35804
Open
16
3LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
012 (SEM)
 In Person
37455
Open
16
9LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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