May 18, 2024  
2023-24 University Catalog 
    
2023-24 University Catalog
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ANTH 3354 - Pain, Suffering, Death


1 Course Unit(s)
Pain, suffering and death are complex realities, whose meanings vary historically and culturally. Moreover, the contradictions brought on by globalization have intensified the way pain, suffering and death are experienced, while increasing their salience in society. These concepts are also laden with contradictions. While they are often explained as individual and biological experiences, they are also associated with social groups. While the social, political, and economic vectors of pain, suffering and death are emphasized more frequently, structural solutions are harder to imagine. In this course, we will explore the multiple meanings of pain, suffering and death across cultures and over time through a framework that investigates the tension between social forces and individual agency.

General Education Requirement(s): Upper-level Liberal Arts; Writing Intensive
Prerequisite(s): FYS 1104 
Corequisite(s): None
Pre/Corequisite(s): None



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