Religion Studies Department

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The Honors Thesis in Religion Studies

This project is designed for Religion Studies majors who have consistently proven to be excellent students. It offers them the opportunity to pursue a self-designed major research and analysis thesis, in close consultation with a faculty member. The project will normally be undertaken in either semester of the Senior Year. Students who wish to complete the Honors Thesis in Religion Studies must have a 3.7 grade point average in departmental courses and a 3.25 grade point average overall. A written proposal for this project must be approved by a faculty member in Religion Studies in the semester prior to the one in which the thesis will be completed. The proposal must consist of a working thesis, a detailed description of the project, and a tentative bibliography. The culmination of the project will be a presentation for faculty and students at the end of the term. Department faculty will determine whether Honors will be awarded upon completion of the thesis.

Recent Examples:

Religious Participation and Rehabilitation/Radicalization within the
United States Prison System, by Micahel Hamory '12

Categories of Disclosure on Islam in the Post-9/11 World, by Joshua Bohn '12

Ritual in One-Dimension, by Daniel Brickman '10


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