SCIE 624
The Psychology of Death and Dying

Kelly Anthony

06/21/2004 - 06/25/2004
Monday-Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Reading List:
Derek Humphry, JEAN'S WAY (Norris Lane Press), Paperback

Kenneth Iserson, DEATH TO DUST (Galen Press), Hardcover (Chapters 2, 3, and 8)

Thomas Lynch, THE UNDERTAKING (Penguin USA), Paperback

Jessica Mitford, THE AMERICAN WAY OF DEATH (Vintage), Paperback

Sherwin Nuland, HOW WE DIE (Vintage), Paperback (Chapters 1, 4, 6, 10, and 12)

Required Assignments:

*One thought paper, 2-4 pages, on each book. Can be personal, informative, creative; as long as they are in response to the texts, making it evident that you read the book, and should contain your reactions to each reading. Be prepared to discuss reactions/responses to books in class.

*The final project will consist of a 5-7 paper paper on some topic, (3-4 outside readings/articles of any sort), related to death and/or dying. Students may choose topic. This will be the basis for a 15 minute presentation on one of the last two days of class. Again, this paper should be informal, creative, informative, and may involve visual/audio aids, handouts, etc. Student can can email or call the instructor with a topic at any time. [ or 860/685-2468.


Papers:                        5% (Pass/Fail only)
Final Paper:               35%
Final Presentation:     25%
Class Participation:    15%