Bachelor's Essay Topics

Students have written impressive Bachelor's Essays (for RELS 499) and Independent Tutorial Essays (for RELS 399), some of which are available for perusal in the Religious Studies Lounge.

Bachelor's Essay Topics Include:

  • A. J. Williamson, "Bodies of Desire: Matter and Eroticism in the Writings of Georges Bataille"
  • Kelsey Gallo, "Reimaging Religious Relations: Interfaith Activity in the 21st Century"
  • Sarah Rosenfeld, "Finding Religion on January 6, 2021: Understanding Icons, Symbols, and the Language of the Capital Insurrection"
  • Kayla Sitton, "Rethinking Religion in the Era of Black Lives Matter"
  • Annsley Banks, "Critiquing Christian Heteronormativity and the Ethics of Shame"
  • John Caleb Wise, "What Our Father's Taught Us: Mormon Mainstreaming and Methods of Social Adaptation"
  • Parker Bednar, "African American Religion in Charleston's Tourism Industry"
  • Katie Browne, "Religion and the Presidential Election: From Accusations of Atheism to Proclamations of the Born-Again"
  • Sean Connolly, "Religious Themes in Japanese Films"
  • P.J. Schwartz, "The Concept of Evil within Kabbalah"
  • Jenni Prueitt, "Religion and Political Identity in Modern Lebanon"
  • Jenni O'Donnell, "Death Rituals in Balinese Religion and Culture"
  • Jay Laughlin, "Sacred Sound: Language, Prayer, and Song in the Cherokee Worldview"
  • Jason Purvis, "Japanese Rituals and the Ethics of Personhood: Ambiguities over Abortion and Brain Death"
  • Erin Burke, "Religious Conceptions of Causality in Tibet"
  • Corey Wallace, "In a Wash of Blood: The Religious Symbolism of Blood in Judaism and Hinduism"
  • Chelsea Diffendal, "Gender Identity in Native American Religions"
  • Andrew Aghapour, "Postmodern Meta-narratives and Religious Identity"
  • Amanda Pearce, "The Woodcraft Movement"
  • Alicia O'Brian, "African Christian Syncretism in Sea Island Religion"


Photo Credit:  Priscilla Thomas; class of 2007