Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    
    May 25, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEO 3040 - Landscapes of Death

3 cr
Landscapes of death, and particularly graveyards and cemeteries, reflect not only evolving cultural attitudes toward death, but also changes and important events in the evolution of cultures. Through cemeteries we can see changes in gender roles, a community's ethnic makeup, technology, and social, moral, and religious values, as well as general trends relating to the physical well-being of the population. In this course, students will study landscapes of death at both local and global scales, and learn how to identify, document, and analyze such landscapes for what they reveal about cultures in general.
Fall, even years.