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MOR 333 - Funeral Directing II

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the various products available through funeral homes and competing industries. Topics of study will include merchandising and pricing techniques, casket components and construction, outer burial containers, urns and cemetery components. In addition, this course will cover the principles of making funeral arrangements and will include detailed information on various funeral rites with emphasis on religious customs but also including non-religious, military, and fraternal rites.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: MOR 301  
Corequisite: MOR 334  
Competencies
  1. Categorize different styles of caskets.
    1. Describe the materials used to construct caskets.
    2. Identify component parts of a casket.
    3. Explain the various styles of casket interiors and exteriors.
    4. Explain the reasons for differences in prices of caskets.
    5. Describe closure methods, casket styles and sizes.
  2. Classify the materials and construction of outer burial containers and cemetery merchandise.
    1. Identify types of grave liners.
    2. Identify materials used in construction of outer burial containers.
    3. Describe various methods of closure of outer burial containers.
    4. Discuss methods of selling vaults and outer burial containers.
    5. Identify the various types of structures commonly found in a cemetery.
    6. Identify the various styles of monuments and cremation merchandise.
  3. Incorporate merchandising concepts in the funeral home setting.
    1. Determine merchandise availability.
    2. Distinguish between costs and expenses.
    3. Explain methods of determining a selling price for merchandise.
    4. Explain financial aspects of cost of operations.
    5. Explain arrangement consideration in the selection room.
    6. Differentiate between selling price and price quotation.
    7. Describe the various methods of merchandise display.
  4. Demonstrate the skills used in making pre-need and at-need funeral arrangements.
    1. Describe making pre-need funeral arrangements.
    2. Explain financial consideration for pre-need funeral arrangements.
    3. Describe making at-need funeral arrangements.
    4. Describe selection room procedures both direct and indirect selling.
  5. Summarize the various religious funeral rites.
    1. Explain the traditional and non-traditional funeral rite.
    2. Explain the procedure for conducting funerals for specific religions.
    3. Define the terminology of specific religions listed above.
  6. Summarize the various non-religious funeral rites.
    1. Explain a traditional and non-traditional no-religious funeral rite.
    2. Explain the role of the celebrant in a non-religious funeral rite.
    3. Define the terminology associated with a non-religious funeral rite.
  7. Discuss the various fraternal and military funeral rites.
    1. Identify the contact person of a specific fraternal organization with whom to coordinate the funeral ceremony.
    2. Explain the American Legion funeral rite.
    3. Explain the military funeral rite.
    4. State the requirements for eligibility for veteran’s benefits.



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