View Student Work
Students in theology courses complete a wide variety of projects ranging from creative to analytic, spiritual to academic. Below, browse projects completed by students at all levels of Theology, from freshmen in their first Foundations courses to seniors completing honors theses.
Foundations Gospel Projects
Think Foundations of Theology sounds boring? Not in Professor Francesca Murphy's class! She challenged First-Year students to reinterpret the Gospels in their own styles. The result? See below!
Click on the thumbnail for the .pdf of the entire project.
|Art Collage Gospel of Luke||Stick Figure Gospel of John|
Want to read the rest? Stop by the Theology Department, 130 Malloy Hall, to check out the full text documents.
Studying the Psalms
Psalmathon (def.): An annual celebration featuring the continuous reading of all 150 Biblical Psalms. Performed by Sr. Ann Astell's Foundations of Theology students, their friends, and colleagues.
Like the monks of old, the students also manually copy, word by word, verse by verse, some psalm-texts, highlighting repeated words and illustrating the images found in the psalm. Some of the 150 Biblical psalms have traditionally been regarded as forming a subgroup within the Psalter (Book of Psalms)—for example, the fifteen “Psalms of Ascent,” the seven penitential psalms, the eleven “Alleluia” psalms, and the ten “Royal Psalms.” Dividing into teams, the students study one of these groups of psalms, learn about its distinctive features and themes, and prepare together a booklet of the hand-copied psalms. Here are some representative pages from their work (click to see full-sized pages).
|Psalm 3||Psalm 21||Psalm 111||Psalm 144|
- Maya Jain, Class of 2017, Theology and Studio Art
- Joseph Wolf, Theology Class of 2017, Theology and Pre-Med
- Anna O'Connell, Class of 2017, Theology and Psychology
- Grace Agolia, Class of 2017, Theology and Catholic Social Tradition
- Arlyn Barlaan, Class of 2017, Theology and Mathematics
- Ethan Lott, Class of 2016, Theology and Political Science
- Iciar Ocariz-Elsen, Class of 2016, Theology and Arabic
- Sara Spittler, Class of 2015, Theology and Peace Studies
- Antoinette Pusateri, Class of 2014, Theology and Biology
- Renée Roden, Class of 2014, Theology and Film, Television and Theater
- Jessica Puricelli, Class of 2014, Theology and Biology
A senior thesis is a rewarding and intellectually stimulating culmination of 4 years of study. Our senior thesis authors tackle challenging topics—everything from evolution to Immaculate Conception and miracles. See some examples below, or read the full listing of theses from 2004 onward here. Full text copies are available in the Theology Department Office, 130 Malloy.