[IDST 318] Living and Dying in Global Traditions
In our civilization, issues of life and death are fundamentally bound to the deepest questions of what it is to be human. This interdisciplinary global engagement seminar will examine the phenomena of living and dying through a comparison of rituals encountered in African traditional religions with those that engage followers of two traditions with deep roots in the African continentâ€”Islam and Christianity. In the process, the course will provide students with an opportunity to create frameworks to deal with loss and grief in their own lives.
Living and Dying in Global Traditions
Prerequisite: one religious studies course, or Sociology 275, or Anthropology 262 and junior standing, or consent of instructor.