Research Honors provides you with the opportunity to pursue a project of original
research in religion. Original work does not mean that you are expected to produce
a thesis, view or theory on par with a unique or insightful theological, philosophical,
theoretical, or historical monographs. However, you are expected to come up with an
idea or an approach that is distinctly your own. The university in fact requires that
the work be "consistent with the kind of scholarly projects undertaken by professionals
within the field."
The university retains electronic copies of completed Honors Research Projects. You
may find these helpful to peruse; they might give you ideas about how to go about
planning and designing your project.
These guidelines are based upon the University procedures, with a few minor changes
for our majors/minors.
Sample Student Honors Research Projects