SOC 257 : Social Issues in Loss
This course is designed to address social issues which are impacting loss experiences such as divorce and single parenting problems, child abuse, aging issues and losses, pet death, disability, disfigurement, disenfranchisement, rape, alcoholism, unemployment, euthanasia and new trends in technology which are bringing about new losses. The ethnic, cultural and religious customs and traditions which are employed to deal with loss will also be discussed. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Ethical Dimensions and Multicultural and Social Perspectives.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to identify: 1. Issues related to various death and non-death losses. 2. New trends in technology and lifestyle that create new types of losses. 3. The diversity of expression in responding to death and dying losses.