|Religious Studies 305||REL 305|
|Special Topics in World Religions: Sacred Space and Pilgrimage||3 (3-0-0-0)|
A common feature in many religious traditions involves the identification of a sacred site, and a journey to and from that site. People who make such trips often report being changed: they return with different insights and a new understanding of themselves as individuals and members of a community. The anthropological concept of 'rite of passage' is used as a theoretical foundation for this course. We examine practice and concepts in a variety of world religions. Students will demonstrate their knowledge in reports and examinations.
Prerequisites: 2nd year standing required