Religious Studies

The Senior Program

The Senior Program represents a culminating intellectual experience for seniors in the religious studies program. Its centerpiece in the senior project, in which each major plans, writes and presents a self-directed, interdisciplinary course of study that balances critical skills and creativity. The senior project is carried out under the close supervision of at least one faculty member.

Recent examples of research projects in religious studies include:

  • Religious Implications of Thomas Cole's Paintings
  • The Golem: A Jewish Myth in Historical and Comparative Perspectives
  • Jutica (a short film narrative about a Christ-figure in Utica today)