Graduate Certificate in Death Studies

This Study Plan is a curated collection of online courses and materials that can be used to unschool a Graduate Certificate in Death Studies, with a focus on physical/emotional aspects of death as well as the possibility of an afterlife.

Introduction to Death

Physical Death

  • Fundamentals of Immunology: Death by Friendly Fire (Coursera)
  • Long for this World
  • Staring at the Sun
  • Human Encounter with Death
  • Old Age and How to Survive it
  • The Scientific Conquest of Death
  • Dying – A Transition
  • Time of Death, Decomposition and Identification
  • Death and the Experience of Dying
  • Life and Death – the Evidence
  • Death in the City of Light
  • The Return of the Black Death
  • Handbook for Death Scene Investigators
  • TMS – Building Blocks of Human Life, Death and Aging of Cells
  • Evolution of Death – Why We Live Longer
  • Organ Donation – From Death to Life

Mental & Emotional Death

Spiritual Death

  • Life and Death Mysteries and Meanings (EdX)
  • Theology of Death
  • Death and Philosophy
  • Death – A Philosophical Inquiry
  • The Inner Life of the Dying Person
  • The Final Mystery
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  • End of the Journey – Death and Dying

Concepts of Consciousness

  • BIO 387: Hacking Consciousness (Stanford) – Watching 1%
  • Consciousness Beyond Life
  • Neuroscience, Consciousness, and Spirituality
  • Behavior Methods in Consciousness Research
  • Consciousness a Very Short Introduction
  • Consciousness An Introduction
  • Consciousness by Christopher Hill
  • Foundations of Consciousness
  • Illumination of Consciousness
  • Matter and Consciousness
  • Rationality + Consciousness = Freewill
  • Reference and Consciousness
  • Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
  • Perplexities of Consciousness
  • Secret History of Consciousness
  • Consciousness and the Brain
  • States of Consciousness
  • Super Consciousness
  • Nature of Consciousness
  • New Science of Consciousness
  • Origin of Consciousness
  • Quest for Consciousness
  • What is Consciousness

Concepts of Soul

  • Soul Beliefs 3 Courses (Coursera)
  • Death and the Intermediate State (Video)
  • The Triumph of Death – Barbara Howes
  • Reimagining the Soul
  • Aristotle – The Soul
  • Modern Man – In Search of a Soul
  • Evolution of the Soul
  • Augustine – Trinity and the Soul

Paranormal Activity

  • The Other Side of Living – Exploring NDEs
  • Near Death Experiences
  • Near Death and Other Extreme Experiences
  • Wisdom of Near Death Experiences
  • Ghostly Ruins
  • Paranormality – Why we See What Isn’t There
  • Paranormal Sourcebook
  • Paranormal State
  • Paranormal Equation
  • Paranormal Handbook
  • Science, Non-Science, and the Paranormal
  • Skeptics Guide to the Paranormal
  • Science Confronts the Paranormal

Ideas of Afterlife

  • Evidence of Afterlife
  • Quantum Enigma
  • There is Life After Death
  • God and the Afterlife
  • The Afterlife and Jesus
  • MIssler: Stretching Out the Heavens
  • Proof of Heaven
  • Aristotle – On the Heavens
  • The Marriage of Heavena nd Hell
  • Brief History of Heaven
  • Love Wins – New Story about Heaven and Hell
  • Different Concepts of Heaven
  • Heaven and Hell 1 & 2
  • Utopia – Between Heavena nd Earth

Final Projects

    After Completing 10 Elective Courses from Above:

  • Along the Way to a Place Called Death: Origin, Function, and Ultimate Destiny of a Global Curse
  • The Physics of Dying
  • The Promise of Afterlife

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