4. Sacramental theology: the efficacy of the sacraments; Baptism, Eucharist, and the Sacrament of Penance.

Assignment: This assignment is intended to foster students research interests and facilitate scholarly exploration of some particular doctrine in Catholic theology. Students are to research an approved topic and write a term paper of 8 pages. The development of this paper will follow the deadlines below, and the final product is worth 30% of the final grade. Late submissions will be penalized 5 points/day from the final grade. The paper should be formatted according to Chicago writing style with annotated bibliography (5 sources).

Formatting requirements: double-spaced; 1-inch margins; 12 point Times New Romans font.

Bibliography: at least five scholarly sources should be utilized and should follow Turabian/Chicago Manual style; cf. sample provided on blackboard.