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RLST4115: Pilgrimage in the Great Traditions

The unit is a study of pilgrimage practices in dominant faith traditions including Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Students will consider a variety of literature on pilgrimage and will develop two research projects on specific case studies. Students analyse both pilgrimage practices and their representation in academic and popular discourse.

Code RLST4115
Academic unit Studies in Religion
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. An overall understanding of the role of pilgrimage in 'the Great Traditions'
  • LO2. Critical analysis and interpretation of a selected example
  • LO3. Skills in academic writing and presentation pertaining to chosen research topics
  • LO4. To relate the body of knowledge to one’s own life contexts, contributing to life-long learning

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.