of Life and Death
Week 14 (Nov. 22-24)
medicine versus death: responding to terminal illness.
To be discussed: How does the doctor’s understanding of death differ from the patient’s understanding of death? What factors make for a better death? What factors make for a worse death?
Response essay on Callahan, “Living with the Mortal Self” (due Mon., Nov. 22 by 11:59 PM)
Response essay on Behar, “Death and Memory: From Santa María del Monte to Miami Beach” (due Mon., Nov. 22 by 11:59 PM)
Reading Assignment: Edson, Wit (due by class time Mon. Nov 22)
To read for week 15:
“Preface”, pp. 1-10 (CR). “On Mortality”, pp. 205-215
Grigoriadis, “A Death of One’s Own” (CR).(due by class time Wed. Dec 1)
view for week 15:
Harold and Maude (due Nov. 29)
Assignments for week 15:
Analytic essay on Edson, Wit (due Mon., Nov. 29 by 11:59 PM)