Thanatology (Death, Dying, and Bereavement)

The interdisciplinary minor in thanatology provides a basic understanding of loss, death, dying, and grief.

Students are required to take 18 credits (12 of which are at the 200 level or above) in the following core areas: thanatology (minimum of 9 credits);  communications, counseling, gerontology and psychology (minimum of 3 credits); and ethics, philosophy and religion (minimum of 3 credits). Courses may be selected from the following approved list. Thanatology:  HDF/THN 421, 471; HPR 119; NUR 527; NUR/THN 360, 424, 425, 526, 529; PHP 460; PSC 440. Communications, Counseling, Gerontology, and Psychology: COM 100, 221, 251, 324, 325, 361, 422; HDF 314, 430, 450, 535; PSY 113, 232, 399. Ethics, Philosophy, and Religion: PHL 103, 212, 314, 328, 346, 401 (when related to thanatology); RLS 111, 125, 126, 131, 151. Other related courses: Independent study related to thanatology, i.e. HDF 498, NUR/THN 390 (check with faculty advisor), HPR 401/402 and other HPR coded courses (when related to thanatology). For additional information, see web.uri.edu/nursing/thanatology.  For academic advisement and course approvals, and to declare a thanatology minor, contact Professor Carolyn Hames (chames@uri.edu) in the College of Nursing.