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TRINITY COLLEGE RELIGIOUS STUDIES DEPARTMENT FALL GATHERING

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 5:30pm in McCook Conference Room, the DORS is holding its annual Fall Dinner for Religious Studies Majors and Minors, and for any other students who might be interested in joining the department.  This is an extremely important dinner!  We’ll meet as a department and review the thesis process, AND talk about the new changes in the major requirements.  Whether you’re a Senior or a Junior, or a Minor, it’s IMPORTANT for you to come.

Please mark Monday, May 7, 2018 at 4:30 on your calendars, for the Religious Studies Colloquium. This is a chance for seniors to share their capstone work with faculty, other majors and minors, and friends and family.  It’s always a great pleasure to be there!

The DORS has a small amount of research funds available to assist in preliminary work for those doing theses. Information about these funds and how you can submit a proposal for them will come out early spring semester, but it’s never too early to gather ideas.

SENIORS & JUNIORS: Under the new major requirements, students are no longer required to do a thesis – it’s required only if you want to be considered for HONORS. Students not considering honors will choose a course in Religious Studies as a capstone and write a culminating essay in the course following certain guidelines. (The DORS has a small amount of research funds available to assist in preliminary work for those doing theses. Information about these funds and how you can submit a proposal for them will come out early spring semester, but it’s never too early to gather ideas.) Full discussion of the Senior Exercise will take place at our Fall Gathering Dinner on September 19.

SOPHOMORES: Plan your courses well with your adviser. You’ll want to develop depth and breadth in the major, and make sure you fulfill all the requirements for the major. Also, now is the time to consider spending a semester or two overseas. Many DORS majors find an overseas study experience to be invaluable for the study of religion, and we can help you decide on which overseas program is best for you. The deadline to submit a Request to Study Away for the academic year 2018-2019 is December 15, 2017, so please visit the website of the Office of Study Away at http://www.trincoll.edu/UrbanGlobal/StudyAway/Pages/default.aspx. for more information.