HIST 510: Topics in World History – Death in History

Death is a human universal, and the ways that societies view, treat, and react to death is highly revealing about their cultural practices, social and political structures, and belief systems. The course will focus on what scholars call deathways, which includes deathbed scenes, corpse preparation, burial practices, funerals, mourning and commemoration of the dead.

Drawing on historical cultures from across the globe, students will examine art, literature, material culture, legal documents, and more to investigate these ideas from different historical eras and a range of geographical regions.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

Term: This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Winter/Spring I and Winter/Spring II.

Prerequisite(s): Bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 GPA, qualified to teach content area, and the following technical skills:
-Ability navigate an LMS (Blackboard) and use the various functions such as submitting a written assignment, sending email, checking grades in My Grades, opening Word documents, PDFs, and contributing to Journals
-Use the basic functions in Microsoft Word, including paragraph formatting, inserting references, spelling and grammar check.
-Use cloud storage (e.g. Google docs) to save your work.

University of Southern Indiana

Semester: Winter/Spring 2023 – Full Semester

Instructor: Tamara L. Hunt

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 1/9/23 – 5/5/23

Format: Online Synchronous

Graduate Certificate Available: No

Master’s Completion Pathway: May be available by request. View recommend history pathways.


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