Students with an overall collegiate grade-point average of 3.25 or better and 3.50 or better in Religious Studies courses are eligible to submit a proposal for an honors project. Honors candidates will not write the Senior Paper described above, but a chapter of the Honors paper, due in December, will substitute. Honors candidates select a field of concentration entailing 1 unit of advanced research and writing in an independent study under the supervision of one or more faculty mentors. Research will culminate in a thesis of 60-100 pages. One chapter of the thesis must be completed by the end of the first semester. (This chapter may be submitted to fulfill the Senior Paper, should the student choose not to continue with Honors; it will also be used by the faculty to determine whether the student should continue with Honors). The finished thesis is due in April. An outside examiner in the field of Religious Studies will read the thesis and will conduct an hour-long oral examination with the candidate for Honors, late in April or early in May. If you intend to propose Honors, please be in touch in a timely fashion with both the Chair and the faculty member(s) most likely to be overseeing your independent research. Soon after classes begin, submit a 2 to 3 page (double-spaced) Honors proposal, a bibliography, and the list of courses you have taken in Religious Studies, as well as any other relevant coursework, either at Kenyon or elsewhere.