PHIL449501: Self-knowledge and Discernment: The Experience of Pilgrimage is a 3-credit course taught by Professor David Storey.
This course will meet seven times during the Spring 2019 semester on alternate Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Course meeting dates are: January 31, February 14, February 28, March 14, March 28, April 11, April 25, and May 2.
In addition to requirements that will be due during the course, you will be required to submit a final academic paper after the pilgrimage journey. Your final grade for the course will be posted by August 2019. This grade will count toward your Spring 2019 course load.
Admission to this course will be by interview and faculty approval. To be considered for the course, you will need to complete an application. Students will be notified via email if they are selected to move on to the interview portion of the selection process. Students will be notified of their final status no later than Friday, November 16th so that they can plan their spring semester courses accordingly.
If you are admitted, you will register for the course during your scheduled registration time for the Spring 2019 semester. Please note that you must receive an override code from Professor Storey in order to register for the course.
While there is no requirement or expectation that students identify as being religious and/or spiritual to participate in the course, we expect each student to approach this course with a sense of openness and a willingness to explore, learn, and be fully present in the experience. On occasion, Catholic Mass may be celebrated during the Camino.
No. This course does not require specific background in theology or philosophy. This course also does not fulfill Core requirements for Philosophy.
The trip will occur immediately following the end of Spring semester. The 17-day pilgrimage to Spain is currently scheduled for May 21 - June 7, 2019. We encourage students to explore Europe and take advantage of what it has to offer after the conclusion of the program. (Note: Students may not separate from the group until the program ends on June 7th.)
Yes. The non-refundable course fee will be $1,300 which includes activities, lodging, two program meals, a two-night overnight retreat, and international health insurance while in Spain. Students will be responsible for flight costs, daily meals during the trip, and travel arrangements. Students can either arrange their travel plans on their own or in coordination with the group/cohort.
Yes. You will be responsible for necessary supplies including appropriate hiking attire, backpack, walking shoes, toiletries, etc.
No. You do not need to speak Spanish to participate in this program.
For any additional questions, please contact Professor David Storey.