Death, Dying, and Leonard Cohen
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course involves a study of death and dying (thanatology) and its significance in human development through the life cycle. There is a special emphasis upon personal, familial, communal, and spiritual resources available. The course will ask learners to participate in critical self-reflection upon their own journey with death and dying in order to prepare to journey with clients as end of life approaches. Lyrics of each of the songs included in Leonard Cohen’s last album, You Want It Darker, will provide a creative and critical lens through which the various aspects of death and dying will also be viewed. In other words, “This is a course about death and dying and the sugar that helps make it go down is Leonard Cohen.”

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