Hildegaard of Bingen, and Catholic Social Teaching and community medicine.
Students who wish to complete a research project on a topics not routinely offered in coursework are welcome to design their own 3-credit "Directed Readings" course with available faculty.
Senior theology majors with a qualifying GPA are invited to write a 40-45 page theology honors thesis under the guidance of a faculty member.
Proposals are submitted in the spring of one's junior year and, if accepted, require three credits of work in each semester of one's senior year.
Thesis Details The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) can help you develop and find funding for many different kinds of research to help you make the most of your Notre Dame experience and expand your intellectual life at the University.
CUSE also assists students in applications for national programs such as Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, and Gates Cambridge Fellowships.
Using qualitative and quantitative data gathering techniques this dissertation seeks to evaluate (within the 18 – 24 year old age range) what it is that attracts younger worshippers to these ‘more modern’ styles of worship and to evaluate how – given the realities of demographics, more traditional established congregations need to adapt to their ‘worship needs’ if they are to attract such worshippers to their own services.
Suggested initial topic reading: ‘Standing up for faith’: Lessons from Radical Islamism for Christianity.
Past courses have taken up topics such as the writings of St.
Augustine, feminist biblical interpretation, theology and sport, and Christian spirituality.