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Cross-Cultural Explorations of the Meaning of Life & Death

Faculty:
Dr. Cate Sherron (More Info)

Course:
Cross-Cultural Explorations of the Meaning of Life & Death

Program Dates:
July 13, 2021 – July 27, 2021

Honors Credit:
None

WKU Course:
PH 444

Discipline(s):
Healthcare Administration , Public Health , Philosophy

Course Description:
What is a good life? A good death? What gives our lives meaning and purpose? Designed for students majoring in pre-health professional, health care administration, global health services, and philosophy, this course focuses on cross-cultural experiences common to Americans and Irish, drawing on Irish literature, poetry, music, and philosophy to reflect on living in the light of death. We’ll enrich our understanding of the cultural and historical context for Irish attitudes to living and dying on field trips to such places as ancient and modern religious sites, cathedrals, cemeteries, museums, a hospice and a funeral home, as well as pubs.

Prerequisites:
None

Physical Activity Requirements:
5 miles of walking much outdoors, even in cold, rainy weather.

Course Highlights:
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