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    Aug 01, 2021  
Academic Calendar 2021-22
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ANTH 280 - Anthropology of Death


Credits: 3 Total Hours: 45
Students, using an anthropological approach, will explore one of life’s inevitabilities: death. While death is a biological reality, its definition and meaning are profoundly shaped by culture. We will survey a wide variety of funerary traditions to understand how these rituals help define death, guide the behaviour of those grieving, and structure the ongoing relations between the living and their dead. We will examine the similarities and differences in conceptions of the human body, death, and death rites in time and space, and consider our own cultural practices in cross-cultural perspective.

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