Pilgrimage

Course Number: 
DOCST 327S
Course Instructor: 
Charlie Thompson
Location: 
CDS, Bridges 201
Days and Times: 
W 3:05 p.m.-5:35 p.m.
Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
Normal
Course Level: 
Intermediate
Crosslisting(s): 
CULANTH 327S

Documentary and anthropological approaches to understanding . Different cultures, religions, histories, and levels of privilege make their way somewhere to pay tribute, give offerings, encircle a site, crawl on their knees, kiss a wall, touch a statue, or simply raise their hands in acknowledgement of finishing a goal, be it a walk on a trail or a prayerful walk to a religious icon; be it to commemorate, celebrate, mark a rite of passage, or to do penance. Explores how people make meaning and give their lives significance through pilgrimage. Students document a pilgrimage of their own, prepare for an upcoming pilgrimage, or interview those who have gone on pilgrimages.