Pilgrimage and Religious Tourism

REL968
Spring 2018
T 1:30 - 3:20pm
MDIV Requirements: 
Diversity
Professor: 
Permission Required
Limited Enrollment
Course Description: 

This interdisciplinary graduate seminar explores the subjects of pilgrimage and religious tourism. With a few notable exceptions, case studies in class sessions focus on diverse Christianities across time. Students are encouraged to select presentation topics across a broad range of religions, times, and spaces. Theoretical and methodological reading assignments reflect this larger content.

Background Expected: 

No specific prerequisites though students will be expected to be able to articulate at least one aspect of their own training and/or professional interest that is relevant to the interdisciplinary content at hand.

Course Requirements: 

Assigned readings

Attendance

Discussion leadership, reader responses, and overall class participation

Presentation of research in class

Final paper, 15-18 pages 

Basis of Evaluation: 

Discussion leadership, reader responses, and overall class participation (30%)

Presentation of research in class (30%)

Final paper, 15-18 pages (40%)