Honors Senior Theses/Projects

Honors Senior Theses/Projects

 

Required since 1989, the Senior Thesis/Project is the culmination of an Honors student's four years of undergraduate study. It represents a significant creative, scholarly, pedagogical, or scientific endeavor. Whether applying to graduate schools or to possible employers, Honors students discover their senior thesis or project is a distinctive addition to their professional portfolio.

Upon completion and advisor approval, the thesis is publicly presented to the college community at a ceremony at the end of the graduate's senior year. The final copy is then bound and cataloged in Western Oregon University's Hamersly Library or made available through Digital Commons @ WOU. The students' theses titles are also listed on special pages of the graduation program.

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Theses/Projects from 2013

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Mass Incarceration: How the War on Drugs Created Today’s System of Social Control, Brian Walton

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Pay for Performance on Quality of Health Care Justified Transition?, Trevor Roush

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Pick Me, Pick Me: The Theory and Construction Behind the Conference Proposal, Heidi Ramp

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Possible, but Ethical? A Bioethical Investigation of Medical Manipulation, Emerging Technologies and Moral Consequence, Krista Harrington

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Rediscovering Roots: the South Africa of literature post-colonization, Heidi Wilson

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Second Language Acquisition: An Exploration of Effective Pedagogies, Lisa Rogers

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The Potential Conflict between Forensic Ancestral Identification and Societal Interpretation in America, Jerielle Raibley

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Writing a Novel: The Process and its Implications in Teaching, Merry Fuller

Theses/Projects from 2012

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Community-Based Policing and the Mentally Ill, Nicole Miller

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Creative Synthesis: Collaborative Cross Disciplinary Studies in the Arts, Ermine Todd

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Delving Into Dance and Gender, Nancy Sorensen

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Demystifying the Performance Authentic: Translation, Preference and the New Aesthetic, Christopher McFetridge

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Higher Education, Critical Pedagogy, and Nontraditional Students, Marina Sikora

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Independent Game Development: The Making of Paze, David O'Rourke

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Oregon Grey Wolf Reintroduction, Conservation and Management Evaluation, Karin Traweek

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Sense of Belonging: A Korean American Adoptee’s Return to South Korea, Diedra Cates

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Sharing Stories: Insights on the Holistic Experiences of Latino ELLs, Wendy Bryant

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Super Fish Quest: A Video Game, Melissa Wiener

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Teaching Strategies for the High School Math Classroom, Tabitha McAfee

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The Search for Self: Childhood Interiors and Identity in Contemporary Young Adult Literature, Paige O'Rourke

Theses/Projects from 2011

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A Brief Disquisition on the Ethics Philosophy of Ayn Rand: The Objectivist Theory of Morality — A Discourse on Value, Reality, the Virtue of Egoism, the Immorality of Sacrifice, and the Failure of Subjectivist Ethics, J J Kobzeff

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A Figure of Thought: Conceptual Metaphor in Children’s Preschool Narrative Picture Books, Rebekah Beyer

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A Knight of Fashion: Costuming an Amateur Musical, Maria Hommes

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A Modern Construction of a Corset and a Short Look at Historical and Social Aspects, Sierra Durfee

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Benefits of Foreign Language Instruction, Angelica Strickland

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Characterization of the Female Attractiveness Pheromone in the Red-spotted Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus, Rachel Hermanson

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Extensions of Cayley-Sudoku Constructions, Kady Hossner

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Seasonal Effects on the White Blood Cell Percentages of Lower Invertebrates, Michael Petrovich

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Creating the Script for a New Musical, Alysse Parker

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Tales of Ungdar: Prophecy of the Eldests, Aaron Dull

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Working in Harmony: The Process of Writing Music and Lyrics for a Musical, Crystal Hanson

Theses/Projects from 2010

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A Qualitative Analysis of Student Motivations, Intentions and Participation in a Breast Cancer Advocacy Internship, Tasha Burlison-Trump

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A Tale of Two American Cities: a Look at Lifestyles, Jaclyn Thompson

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Beowulf the RPG, David Hawes

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Cómo Se What: The importance of the reading/writing connection for English Language Learners in the middle school language arts classroom, Danielle Buffington-Tebon

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Developing Female Self-Efficacy For Middle School Mathematics, Stephanie Shields

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Increasing the Power: The Role of the Vice Presidency Before and After Dick Cheney, Evan Sorce

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Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: Health, the Brain, and the Human Diet, Justin Karr

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Retirement Investing T hrough Target Date Funds: Traveling along the glide path towards prosperity, Samuel Thompson

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The Complications of Philosophy: Fortune, Happiness, Evil, and Free Will in Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy, Allison Glasscock

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The Dancing Classroom, Jenny Barnes

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The Influence of High Fructose Corn Syrup on the Diabetes Epidemic, Lisa Martini

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The Theories Informing Literature Circle Implementation, Hillary Mills