Baylor Adds Course in Death and Dying.

Students at Baylor University in Waco, Texas can now take a course that explores the topic of death and dying. The for-credit class is offered through the college of sociology. 

Every day you are one day closer to death. One of the most sought after questions that humans have tried to answer is “what is next—what happens when you die?”

For students in Dr. Kathryn Mueller’s SOC 4310: Death and Dying course, students study the process of death and its implications on society. Scholars and academics have studied the dying process for years and now Baylor students can study the process of death and grieving and how it affects our society.  Read the full story

College course that explore the topic are not entirely new. Kean University in New Jersey, for example, began offering a death-related course in 2014. The class, taught by  Dr. Norma Bowe was extremely popular. It’s not clear if the the course is still offered.

How would you feel about taking a class like this?

2 Responses to “Baylor Adds Course in Death and Dying.”
  1. Carla Sofka says:

    I have been teaching a course on death and dying for years at various schools. My current course at Siena College focuses on death and grief in the digital age as well as the inpact of diversity on how we deal with illness, death, grief and tragedy.

    • Molly Gorny says:

      Thank you so much for your comment and for following our blog. It is great to hear that there are other programs out there that are helping people learn more about death and dying.

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