"If you are walking in Charleston, you are walking on someone's grave."--Sue Bennett, Charleston tour guide

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Course Overview (Prezi)

This Prezi gives a brief summary of some of the key topics to be covered and studies in "Beyond the Grave: What Old Cemeteries Tell and Teach the Living." It can also be viewed by clicking here.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Syllabus- Fall 2017 "Beyond the Grave"

“Beyond the Grave: What Old Cemeteries Tell and Teach the Living”

Term: Fall 2017
Course Number: FYSE 111-01 (13765)
Class Meets: Mondays, 6-8:45 p.m.
Location: Robert Scott Small Room 138
Class Web (Blog) Site: charlestonbeyondthegrave.blogspot.com

Instructor: Patrick Harwood/Department of Communication
Phone: 843.224.3112 (call/text)
Email: harwoodp@cofc.edu
Office: Robert Scott Small, Room 126
Office Hours: One hour before and after class

Peer Facilitator:  Megan Frederick
Class Day/Time: Wednesday, 5-5:50 p.m., BellSouth 414

Charleston's Circular Congregational Church and Graveyard
Course Information

Situated in the historic district of the “Holy City,” the College of Charleston is surrounded by Charleston’s historic streets, buildings, and cemeteries.  This class will focus on the many 18th and 19th century graveyards within walking distance of campus and beyond. We will use multiple disciplinary perspectives to study long ago lives, researching and examining how people lived and died. Funerary customs- how people are buried, memorialized, and remembered- can tell us things about the past and also put into perspective, in some ways, our lives and lifestyles today.

This class is also about you becoming a better writer and researcher. Writing techniques, structure, grammar and other basics will be emphasized and interwoven throughout the many assignments, such as blog posts, that you will be doing. You will be exposed to various research resources online, on campus and elsewhere that will be utilized for different assignments.