Courses & Programs

Understanding Death and Bereavement [B]

COURSE CODE: HSV 230

CREDITS: 3

PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: PSY 110 or SOC 110

In this course students will explore theoretical frameworks and practical approaches to managing death and bereavement in the helping professions. Topics will include death and loss throughout the lifespan, terminal illness, violent death, and suicide, from multiple cultural perspectives. Grief reactions, including the causes and treatment of complicated grief, will be explored. Students will develop effective strategies to help support and aid others in dealing with loss. Death as a universal, natural and inevitable part of life will be a central theme. Prerequisite: PSY 110 or SOC 110