CMN 698 (02) - Seminar Interpersonal Studies

Sem/End of Life Communication

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16347
Variable topics in interpersonal research, theory, and practice. May be repeated for different topics. Topic descriptions available in department office during preregistration. Prereq: CMN 455, CMN 456, CMN 457 and two 500-level courses, or permission.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to 2 times.
Equivalent(s): CMN 695
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Mike Alvarez

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/29/2022 12/12/2022 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HS 124
Additional Course Details: 

Non-majors who are interested in registering for CMN 698 02, please contact the professor directly for permission to add the course. 

Course Title & Description: End of Life Communication - Images of death are ubiquitous in our society, yet to speak of death openly is so taboo that grief has become a "silent epidemic," especially among young adults. This course examines end of life (EoL) communication in a variety of contexts. We will take a close look at how people communicate about death and dying, how people communicate with the dying and the bereaved, and the rituals and practices through which we create meaning out of loss. Throughout the semester, we will attend to the social construction of death in our culture and other cultures, and interrogate why some deaths are treated with dignity and respect, while others are relegated to the margins. Death imbues communication with profound significance. It is hoped that this course will allow students to cultivate a dialogic relationship with death, and ultimately, gain a deeper appreciation of life.