Death, Grief and Culture (3182LHS)

A key definition distinguishing human beings from other animals is that humans live in the knowledge of their mortality. This unit explores the human condition of death and dying as it draws from interdisciplinary research literatures and cultural objects, including film and memoir. It examines major psychological and psychoanalytic concepts of grief, mourning and melancholia as well as key themes and topics such as: death and memorialisation online; cross-cultural death rites and beliefs; the politics of mourning; legal issues and the politics of euthanasia; dark tourism; death and memoir, death and celebrity culture; death denial and taboo; death and representation; love and death. Prerequisites: NIL Co-requisites: NIL Incompatible: NIL

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 2Nathan Trimester 2

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
8 July 2019
Last day to add a course
21 July 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
4 August 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
8 September 2019

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (47505) Wednesday 11:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
N56 0.24
Languages Building
Nathan Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
8 July 2019
Last day to add a course
21 July 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
4 August 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
8 September 2019

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (47504) Thursday 09:00 - 11:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G16 1.14
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus