WBS Offers Death and Dying Course


PM 712 Death and Dying is on Monday evenings from 6:30-9:20 this fall semester (begins August 21).

Students are welcome to join us in the classroom at our Jackson campus OR via Zoom from anywhere.*

This course is available for:

  • Credit (regular tuition rates apply)
  • Audit (experience the class without a grade for only $150 + books and fees)
  • Continuing Education Credits (CEUS) whether completed for credit OR audit

*Limited spaces for Zoom available on a first-come-first-served basis!

A Course for Everyone

This course examines death and the dying process from the historical, sociological, medical, psychological, theological and personal perspectives, with special emphasis on the student’s personal views concerning death.

Those who may benefit include:

  • Pastors/other ministers
  • Chaplains
  • Hospice workers
  • Medical personnel
  • Counselors
  • Anyone who has or will grieve loss at any point!

Find surprising hope and light regarding a subject often surrounded by fear and darkness. Gain answers and insight useful both personally and in providing compassionate care.

How do I enroll in Death and Dying?

  • Apply as a non-degree student. This involves completing the basic application and paying $20 application fee–no references or transcripts needed to take one course or to audit).
  • Register for the course by Friday, August 11. Tell the registrar you want to take it for credit or as an auditor. Tell him if you are taking the class for a CEU so you may receive a CEU form.
  • Set up payment with the business office.
  • You’re done! You’ll receive information about course texts soon!

Questions? Email admissions at admissions@wbs.edu.

About the Instructor

Dr. Steve Blakemore
Professor of Christian Thought
B.A., Asbury College
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
M.A., Wake Forest University
Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Before coming to WBS, Dr. Blakemore spent fourteen years pastoring in the local church and four years as college chaplain and adjunct professor of religion and philosophy. He is passionate about teaching philosophy and apologetics because he agrees with Fyodor Dostoyevsky that “ideas have consequences.” He and his wife, Carolyn, have four sons. WBS faculty 2000-2006 and since 2010.

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