Religious Studies

Student Projects


Some Religious Studies majors choose to complete an Honors project on a topic of their interest. Most or all of the work associated with an Honors project is done in the senior year, though it may be begun earlier, and culminates in a research or critical paper or its counterpart in the creative arts.

Other students choose to work on a special project or explore topics and materials that are not covered in regular coursework by enrolling in an independent study with a faculty member.

Here's a recent sampling of Honors projects completed by Religious Studies majors:

  • Elizabeth Greene '10 - Dynamic Theology and Communidad: The Role of Theological Praxis in the Geneva Hispanis Church of God
  • Danielle Porter '10 - Modern Rituals of Transformation: Burning Man
  • Elizabeth Greene '10 - An Ethnographic Study of Pentacostalism
  • Philip J. Recchio '06 - Liberation Theology: a continuation of the Christian-Marxist dialogue
  • Dominic Moore '05 - Lost in Translation? The rise and fall of the Jesuit mission to Japan, 1549-1600
  • Diana J. Spurgat '04 - Fifth Gospe
  • Duayne T. John '03 - Religious implications of empowerment
  • Sarah Walker '02 - A Matter of Faith: A Model of Spirituality for Youth Ministry
  • Reed Harwood '02 - Questions as Faith: Stories of Suffering
  • Deborah Stoep '02 - "Wisdom: grace to all"
  • Karina Nathan '00 - "Daddy: an "ideal type" of black religious and nationalist leadership
  • Jennifer Phillips '99 - The Religious Implications of Genetic Engineering
  • Lindsey Green '98 - Ecumenism: A Template
  • Eric Kisskalt '98 - Hegel: Speculative Thought and Its Empirical Foundation
  • Spencer Foote '97 - Spinning A New Space: From Patriarchy to Matriarchy



Asian Student Organization, Hillel, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Caribbean Students Association, Latin American Organization and Project Nur are student-run organizations that may be of interest to students studying Religious Studies.

For more information about these organizations or to learn about starting your own Religious Studies-themed club, contact Cully Semans ( in the Office of Student Activities.



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