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AUGUSTANA FACULTY LED PROGRAM: Camino de Santiago: Narrating the Pilgrimage
Arzua, Spain; Burgos, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Melide, Spain; Palais de Rei, Spain; Portomarin, Spain; Rua, Spain; Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Sarria, Spain
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|Program Type:||Faculty-Led||Language of Instruction:||English, Spanish|
|Course Leader:||Ogdie, Sam, Rohde, Paul||Program Provider:||Augustana College|
|Academic Prerequisites:||No||Additional Prerequisites:||Academic Good Standing, Dean of Students Approval, Faculty Leader Approval, High Physical Stamina|
|Major/Minor Credit:||Spanish||Additional Fees:||$150 IPO Administrative Fee|
Camino de Santiago: Narrating the Pilgrimage
The Camino de Santiago is a centuries-old pilgrimage route in Northern Spain culminating at the Cathedral of St. James in Santiago. The course includes walking 120 kilometers from Sarria to Santiago, staying in refugios which serve pilgrims along the route, participating in group presentations, discussion and keeping a daily journal.
The pilgrimage is a rigorous walk. Students must be physically fit and eager to live very simply on what they can carry in a backpack. The challenges will focus reflections, cement trust, and catalyze reliance on one another. Students will work on mental and spiritual preparation in mandatory pre-trip classes.
The power of this walk is in the people students will meet. Accompanied by hundreds of pilgrims from all over the world, students will be immersed in centuries of history and begin to formulate their own interpretations of the artifacts and legends that surround them. The experience will be fed by historical and contemporary interpretations as students' views of spiritual practice are challenged by what other pilgrims offer to and claim from them.
Students will practice conversational Spanish en route. Students seeking MDFL credit for this course will complete all written work in Spanish.
This is a one credit elective course.
Costs: $2,925 with a minimum of 15 enrollees plus $150 IPO Administrative Fee
Comprehensive Fee includes transportation and course arrangements as indicated, and accommodations in twin and triple rooms. Daily buffet breakfast and 8 dinners are included. Airfare is NOT included. See Professor Ogdie for complete details on what is included, and for an estimated budget for extra costs and spending money.
The course does not have any academic prerequisites.
Students will be provided with material from the following texts both prior to departure and during the walk in Spain.
Bradley, Ian. Pilgrimage: A Spiritual and Cultural Journey. Lion UK, 2010.
Rohde, Paul. Penning the Pilgrimage.
Valles, Carlos & Fidalgo, Sergio. Como Sobrevivir en el Camino de Santiago.
Jaen, Jose Maria Anguita. The Road to Santiago: The Pilgrim's Practical Guide. Editorial Everest, 2005.
Davier, Bethan & Cole, Ben. Walking the Camino de Santiago. Pili Pala Press, 2009.
Brierley, John. A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino de Santiago: St. Jean, Roncevalles, Santiago. Findhorn Press, 2011.
Gitlitz, David. The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook. St. Martin's Griffin, 2000.
Stortz, Marty. "Walking the Camino".
Facaros, Dana & Pauls, Michael. Northern Spain. Cadogan Guides, 2009.
Chimenti, Wayne. El Camino de Santiago: Rites of Passage. Trafford Publishing, 2006.
25% Attendance and participation
25% Focused reflective and directed journal
25% Class presentation
25% Final reflective paper
Sam Ogdie, M.A., Augustana Collge 605.274.5482
Paul Rohde, M.A., Augustana College 605.274.5403
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|NOTE: Course can be combined with Augustana Faculty Led Program: Taize.|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.