Recent Theses / Directed Study Projects

Student

Project Director

Project Title

Date

2020

Lauren Olson

Karl Swinehart (Humanities)

“The Pulaar Poetry of Kaaw Elimane Touré: A Voice Intervening in History to Restore the Human Dignity of a Nation”

05/2020

Cyrus Otana

Elaine Wise (Humanities)

“Dystopian Literature and Language Determinism”

2019

Ian Stamper

Natalie Polzer (Humanities)

“A Freudian Perspective of Voltaire’s Oeuvre”

05/2019

2018

Lee Ann Speck

Elaine Wise (Humanities)

“Children and Childhood in the Art and Literature of Early Western Humanities”

12/2018

Christopher Mitchell

Thomas Maloney (Philosophy)

“To Be or Not to Be: Why Anselm's Ontological Argument for the Existence of God Is Still Intriguing”

05/2018

Rebecca Pierce

Elaine Wise (Humanities)

“Lillian Hellman: Child Characters in The Children’s Hour, The Little Foxes, and Another Part of the Forest

Jennifer Snyder

Karl Swinehart (Humanities)

“Narrating the ‘Asian American Woman’ in Stand-Up Comedy and New Media”

2017

Jeremiah Cunningham

Mike Hagan (Humanities)

“Religious Ritual and Practice of Indigenous Societies of North America”

12/2017

Sarah Pennington

Simona Bertacco (Humanities)

“Outlaw Masculinity vs. Profamily Femininity in Contemporary Antihero Series”

Hayder Sayedhasan

Karl Swinehart (Humanities)

“Diglossic Code-Switching as a Salient Language Behavior in Shiite Muslims’ Sermons: A Case Study”