HSM 3040

About This Course

This course provides basic background information on concepts, attitudes, ethics, and lifestyle management related to dying, death, grief, and bereavement. The emphasis is on preparing teachers, community health professionals, and other helping professionals for educational activities in this area. This is an online version of a course that has been taught for more than thirty years at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus.

Sample textbook: Corr, C. Corr, D. and Doka, K. (2019). Death & dying, life and living, 8th ed. Belmont, CA: Thomas Wadworth.


Ellen Koski head shot
Ellen Koski

Master of Public Health and BA, Spanish, University of Minnesota

Ellen is employed as the executive director of the Fox Valley Advance Care Planning Partnership in Appleton, WI. The Partnership is made up of local health care systems and the community, working together to make advance care planning and conversations an integral part of living, with the ultimate goal of improving end-of-life care for all. In her free time, Ellen enjoys gardening and hiking local trails with her husband and kids.

  • HSM 3040 − Dying and Death in Contemporary Society: Implications for Intervention

Information Subject to Change

Course details, syllabus, and instructor are subject to change. Current course details can be found by clicking on the Term link(s) above.