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ANTH325 Rites of Passage: Death, Grief and Ritual

An anthropological analysis of responses to death and dying, drawing on cross-cultural case studies and relevant anthropological theories of grief, mourning and funerary practice.

This paper contextualises a variety of historical and contemporary responses to death and critically examines the development of 'modern' death practices.

Paper title Rites of Passage: Death, Grief and Ritual
Paper code ANTH325
Subject Anthropology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
18 200-level ANTH points or 108 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
This paper is designed for students with and without strong backgrounds in Anthropology.
Contact
anthropology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Susan Wardell
Textbooks
Required reading is from journal articles and book chapters available electronically through the library using course reserve.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand some of the seminal anthropological approaches to the study of death and dying
  • Relate intra- and inter-personal engagements with death and dying to broader social and cultural contexts of death and dying
  • Critically discuss contemporary anthropological debates surrounding death and dying
  • Introduce students to interplay between anthropological theories of death and theoretical analysis

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T2 Thursday 14:00-14:50 29, 32-33, 38-40
T3 Thursday 15:00-15:50 29, 32-33, 38-40

An advanced anthropological analysis of responses to death and dying, drawing on cross-cultural case studies and relevant anthropological theories of grief, mourning and funerary practice.

This paper contextualises a variety of historical and contemporary responses to death and critically examines the development of 'modern' death practices.

Paper title Rites of Passage: Death, Grief and Ritual
Paper code ANTH325
Subject Anthropology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 200-level ANTH points or 108 points
Restriction
ANTH 225
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
This paper is designed for students with and without strong backgrounds in Anthropology.
Contact
anthropology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Susan Wardell
Textbooks
Required reading is from journal articles and book chapters available electronically through the library using course reserve.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand some of the seminal anthropological approaches to the study of death and dying
  • Relate intra- and inter-personal engagements with death and dying to broader social and cultural contexts of death and dying
  • Critically discuss contemporary anthropological debates surrounding death and dying
  • Introduce students to interplay between anthropological theories of death and theoretical analysis

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None