Death & Mourning in Religion
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Religion
Course Number: LREL 3011
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
  • Religious Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
This course explores selected religious rituals and practices associated with death and mourning, with particular attention to the human body as a locus of sacrality and dread, redemption and contamination, and the repository of individual and collective memory. We will consider historical as well as contemporary responses to death in differing socio-cultural contexts and religious traditions, thus, issues of race, class, and gender will be woven throughout our discussions. Students are required to choose an area for individual research. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor and the Jewish Culture minor.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Undergraduate students.