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Undergraduate Research in Classics & Religious Studies

Students in Summer 2013 onsite in Israel with Dr. Cory Crawford.
Students in Summer 2013 onsite in Israel with Dr. Cory Crawford.

Classics & Religious Studies Undergraduate Research

In 2012-13, students did 59 research papers in the Classics & Religious Studies Department. Students have opportunities to present at the Ohio University Student Research and Creativity Expo as well as at academic conferences.

Many research opportunities take place with courses. Students also can write a thesis project to earn Departmental Honors. View the list of Faculty Research & Specialization Areas for more information on faculty-student research opportunities.

Examples of Recent Student Research

Rachel Thomas '14HTC participated in the American Academy in Rome Summer School in June 2013. She also presented a paper at the Center for Hellenic Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium in Washington, DC on "Pliny's Epistulae: Letter 9.14 and the amicitia-arc" in April 2013.

In summer 2013, Paige Musselman participated in the Poggio Civitate excavation sponsored by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Tuscany); she was invited to return this summer. Musselman is currently enrolled in Ohio University College of Fine Arts program in Museum Studies.

Matt MacDonald wrote "Pre-Dynastic Palettes." Jennifer Schawe wrote "Mormons and the American Environment," and Ellen Bryant wrote "The Olympeion at Akragas."