The Meaning of Death

PHL 2020 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Examines and analyzes the various types of theories of death and afterlife that have appeared in the cultures of the world. Knowledge of one’s own impending death and the construction of complex theories to deal with this knowledge are uniquely human experiences. Asks questions from the approach of comparative religion such as, what is the relationship between the ethical structure of a religious tradition and its eschatology (doctrine of last things) and what is the relationship between this life and the proposed afterlife?


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


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There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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