Love and Death: We Don’t Have Forever, So We Better Do It Now
Guest Column by Dr. Bob Baugher
What came to mind as you glanced at the title of this piece?
As a professor at Highline College, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to teach classes on both of these topics to thousands of students: Death and Life (Psych130) and Love 101 (Psych121).
My hope is that my students walk out of these classes seeing the world differently — and they do.
In the death class, through journaling, lecture, field trips, guest speakers, assignments and readings, students look deeply not only into their own death, but into the death of their loved ones as they increasingly realize, “We don’t have forever, so we better do it now.” …
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About the Author
Dr. Bob Baugher has been teaching psychology and death-related courses for more than 40 years. An author of several self-published books on grief, he has given more than 800 workshops on coping with loss. Everyone who has met him knows that, although his favorite classes are about death, he loves life. Read Bob’s first Highline Voices contribution: “I Teach College Courses on Death — and Love It!”
About Highline Voices
Highline Voices brings a range of diverse perspectives to our community, featuring the expertise of Highline College staff and faculty. Read other articles in the Highline Voices series that began in 2016. All Highline employees are welcome to contribute to the series. Email Dr. Tanya Powers or Kari Coglon Cantey for guidelines.