Dec 08, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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ANTH 000/3095 - Death, Immortality and the Afterlife (3 cr.)



Description
“What makes us human?” We may think that it is our ability to use language, or our capacity for abstract thinking, making history, crafting art, and developing religions, or is it our cognitive facility to conceptualize ‘death’ and ultimately seek immortality? This course aims to answer these questions by exploring the ‘deep history’ of death from prehistory to the present. Realizing that this question goes beyond the capacity of any single academic discipline, we turn to history, cultural anthropology, archaeology, palaeontology, developmental psychology, and comparative religions to explore the universal human search for the meaning of death and seeking immortality.

When Offered
Offered occasionally.



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