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Religious Studies Writing Guidelines

All Core Disciplinary courses taught by the Department of Religious Studies will include both writing instruction and writing emphasis. Writing instruction is basic instruction in the conventions of academic writing such as thesis formation, providing evidence, and logical structure. Writing emphasis means that writing will be employed as a means of learning and thinking, with students consistently engaged in the writing process. The specific ways in which writing will be emphasized will vary from course to course.

All Franciscan Concern courses taught by the Department will include writing emphasis, as defined above.

These guidelines become effective in Fall 2011 with the adoption of the new core curriculum. Students who entered Siena before this date can also expect them to be implemented in their disciplinary and area core courses.

COMING events

    On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Sarazen Student Union 243, Sr. Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, Ph.D., will lecture on the topic "Wrestling with our Inner Angels: Spirituality and Mental Illness." The event is co-sponsored by the Consultation Center of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany and Siena College’s Social Work Department, Psychology Department, Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies and Office of the Chaplain. All are welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Carla Sofka of Siena's Social Work Department. - See more at: http://webdev.siena.edu/academics/schools-departments/departments/religious-studies/religious-studies-department-coming-events/#sthash.NILM7Ok9.dpuf
    On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Sarazen Student Union 243, Sr. Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, Ph.D., will lecture on the topic "Wrestling with our Inner Angels: Spirituality and Mental Illness." The event is co-sponsored by the Consultation Center of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany and Siena College’s Social Work Department, Psychology Department, Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies and Office of the Chaplain. All are welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Carla Sofka of Siena's Social Work Department. - See more at: http://webdev.siena.edu/academics/schools-departments/departments/religious-studies/religious-studies-department-coming-events/#sthash.NILM7Ok9.dpuf
  • On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., the Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies is co-sponsoring a lecture by Greg Barrett, author of The Gospel of Father Joe: Revolutions and Revelations in the Slums of Bangkok, and The Gospel of Rutba: War, Peace, and the Good Samaritan Story in Iraq. The latter book won a 2013 Catholic Press Book Award. Place: Boland Room, Fr. Benjamin Kuhn Alumni House. For more information, please contact Dr. Tom Dickens.

  • On Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.., the Hayyim and Esther Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies will sponsor the Eighth Annual Town of Colonie Jewish Association Lecture. Fr. Dennis Tamburello, O.F.M., Professor of Religious Studies at Siena College, will speak on the topic "Adventures in Interfaith Dialogue."

    On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Sarazen Student Union 243, Sr. Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, Ph.D., will lecture on the topic "Wrestling with our Inner Angels: Spirituality and Mental Illness." The event is co-sponsored by the Consultation Center of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany and Siena College’s Social Work Department, Psychology Department, Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies and Office of the Chaplain. All are welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Carla Sofka of Siena's Social Work Department. - See more at: http://webdev.siena.edu/academics/schools-departments/departments/religious-studies/religious-studies-department-coming-events/#sthash.NILM7Ok9.dpuf

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