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THAN 527 African-American Perspectives in Thanatology

Prerequisite: THAN 520 or permission of the instructor. (First semester/3 credits)

This course is designed to provide an African-American perspective on death, dying and bereavement. It will discuss the historical and contemporary notion that death is no stranger to black Americans. Specifically, to be black in America is to be part of a history told in terms of contact with death and coping with death.