New Sociology Class Scheduled for Fall 2018 at SCC
Posted: May 03, 2018
Instructor Jan Gordon is introducing a new Sociology class this Fall at Surry Community College.
SOC 244 - Sociology of Death & Dying presents sociological perspectives on death and dying with an emphasis placed on analyzing different death rates among various groups, races and societies, as well as various types of death. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the rituals of death, both cultural and religious, and examine current issues relating to death and dying.
“The seated course will cover topics such as Growing Up with Death; Perspectives on Death and Life After Death; Dying in the American Health Care System; Biomedical Issues; Diversity in Death Rituals; the Business of Dying; and the Legal Aspects of Dying,” Gordon said.
The class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on the Dobson campus during the fall semester, which runs Aug. 15 through Dec. 17. The deadline to register is Aug. 3.
“SOC 244 is an informative course for anyone who loves the study of Sociology. Death and dying events that each of us will experience are socially and culturally directed. To understand why and how these occasions are orchestrated and managed is advantageous for individuals as we personally face each one. Studying the practice of these events also gives us a better understanding of our ever-changing multicultural society,” Gordon said. “This course, ideal for everyone, will be of particular interest for those who are thinking about a career in a field that deals with end of life issues such as a funeral home employee, Hospice caregiver or other medical professional, and for paralegals who assist attorneys in estate planning.
The course has been approved as a transfer class under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement as a pre-major/elective course, which means that it will easily transfer to any four-year college in the University of North Carolina System, as well as many private colleges and universities.
For more information about the class, contact Jan Gordon at (336) 386-3304 or email@example.com.