An interdisciplinary approach is used in this course to examine the nature of loss and its impact on an individual’s life. Particular attention is given to grief as a natural response to loss, and to death as a specific loss. A major goal is to enhance students’ understanding of their own attitudes and responses to loss in general, and to death in particular. Various cultural customs, rituals, and beliefs concerning death, dying, and grieving are discussed along with supportive modes of care for dying and grieving persons. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.) Pre-Requisites:AAC 042 and ENG 099 or waiver through testing.