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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FYSP 146 - Pilgrimage in Global History

Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS, WINT

Pilgrims and pilgrimage are central to many cultures. Whether Mecca for Muslims or Graceland for Elvis fans, followers of numerous faiths and cults have long hazarded desert brigands or dingy motels to reach chosen sites of devotion. This course follows their footsteps. Through the theme of pilgrimage, we examine some broader historical processes and networks that have made up our contemporary world, from religious politics to global tourism. We read first-person pilgrim accounts, fictions on votive cultures, and scholarly enquiries into the history and anthropology of pilgrimage to grasp the social, economic, political, and personal implications of ritual mobility.

Enrollment Limit: 15
Instructor: R. Choudhury

Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Comparative American Studies, Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies

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