Catalog 2017-2018 
    May 16, 2021  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FSE 101 Introduction and History of Funeral Service

3 credits
This course is a survey of the history of funeral service. Emphasis is placed on individuals and events which influenced contemporary funeral principles and practices.

Prerequisites: BIOL& 175 , BUS& 201 , ENGL& 101 , and MATH& 107  

Quarters Offered: Winter, Summer

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Teamwork.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Recognize the historical roots of some contemporary funeral service practices
  • Describe the evolution of funeral merchandise, funeral transportation, and funeral homes
  • Appreciate and explain the development of current embalming practices
  • Describe the development of funeral service education
  • Explain the importance of developing inter-professional relationships and responsibilities within the funeral service community
  • Compare and contrast the history of funeral service to modern day practices
  • Identify and properly use professional vocabulary

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 30