You are encouraged to pursue honors in your senior year. Honors projects involve research and writing in a specialized area under the close supervision of a faculty member.
Recent topics include women in the theology of St. Augustine, religious and secular bases for physicians’ obligation to care for AIDS patients, scientists’ views on religion, and the religious implications of C.S. Lewis’ fantasy literature.
A successful honors project in the Department of Religious Studies requires the completion of a substantial written thesis constituting a significant contribution to the academic study of religion.
The following are guidelines for such a project.