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Death and Dying (PSY-490)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

March 2022 - Present.

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Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze the factors contributing to attitudes about death; apply psychology’s four goals to explain how people have confronted death and dying throughout History; identify the societal systems that contribute to death; explore the hospital system related to death and dying; explain the factors in relationship satisfaction and stability; explore different coping models for death; analyze end-of-life decisions experienced in other cultures; examine different therapy options for life-threatening diseases; identify the dying experiences of children and adolescents; examine the predominant factors responsible for suicide among youth and adults; explain factors responsible for deaths from accidents and violence; summarize common themes associated with near-death experiences; and examine the role of personal choice in embracing life.


Death and Dying (PSY-490) introduces students to death, dying, bereavement, and afterlife beliefs. Students explore the models of death and identify the factors of suicide and death related to violence and war and analyze life ending decisions and the impacts of near-death experiences.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Sociology, Psychology, or Health (2/22).