Pilgrimage and Tourism


Investigation of pilgrimage and tourist destinations (Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago, Orlando, New York) from the Middle Ages to the present through a study of their material remains, primary sources and theoretical texts. Discussion of the moral and ethical issues involved in marketing authenticity from a cross-cultural and comparative perspective. Evaluation based on weekly student written assessments of the texts and the presentation of a pilgrimage site of their choice.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • W
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ARTHIST 336
  • MEDREN 236
  • VMS 336
Typically Offered
Spring Only