Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

SOC-132 Sociology of Loss, Grieving and Growth (3)

Explores loss as a social construction influenced by the structure and organization of society. Examines loss as a part of life including loss of community, a caregiver, a relationship, a job, and loss through divorce, illness and death. Studies processes involved in grieving and growth. Discusses historical and cross-cultural definitions and ethical issues. References societal resources that may be accessed for growth. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A