The full text of Senior Independent Study Theses submitted during and after 2012 are available to download only by College of Wooster users. Unless listed as an exemplar, all other theses are restricted.

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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2012

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Fissures in the Sand: a Narrartive Ethnography of the Fishing Culture in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Christopher Hudson
Department: Communication; English

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You Witch!: a Feminist Rhetorical Criticism of the Transcribed Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692, Kasey Hunsicker
Department: Communication

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College Students' Perceptions of Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: the Influence of Speech Intelligibility on Perceptions of Speech Skills, Social Acceptance, Academic Achievement, and Behavioral Conduct, Rosalie B. Keane
Department: Communication

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Time to Occupy: a Study of the Folk and Hip-Hop Song Lyrics of Musicians Who Performed at Occupy Wall Street New York City, Nathan Keck
Department: Communication

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Feeding Techniques For Infants With Cleft Lip and Palate: a Survey of Midwives and Recommendations For Strengthening Knowledge, Megan Keefe
Department: Communication

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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of Regular Education Elementary School Teachers in Educating Mainstreamed Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Amanda Klump
Department: Communication

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Analysis of Nonverbal Communication That Occurs Within the Organizational Culture of America's Pasttime, Colin Meinzer
Department: Communication

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That Is All the Details I Have, Scott Merrifield
Department: Communication; Political Science

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Grass Is Always Greener: a Quantitative Study of Effective Messages in Producing Pro-Environmental Behaviors, Madalyn Myers
Department: Communication

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Fire From the Stars to Spark Enlightenment and Action in a Generation: Drawing From Scholarly Research to Create a Digital Magazine For the Millennial Generation in the Realm of Travel, Culture, and Civic Engagement, Sage Nenyue
Department: Communication

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Wellness: An Unmet Need for Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury, Jessica Quiery
Department: Communication

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Truthiness in News: How Stephen Colbert Embodies and Critiques Conventional News Through and Ironic Persona, Mark Russell
Department: Communication

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Internalization Measures Not Influenced By Media Image Presentation: An Examination of Female Athletes and Non-Athletes, Meredith Shaul
Department: Communication; Psychology

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Seize the Internet: Using Facebook As a Successful Marketing Tool For New Companies, Melanie Ann Sidman
Department: Communication

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Perfect Corporate Makeover: a Rhetorical Analysis of Mcdonald's "I'm Lovin' It" Rebranding Campaign, David Smith
Department: Communication

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It's So Me: a Study of Product Personality - Consumer Personality Congruence, Ashley Nicole Stockwell
Department: Communication

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Professionals' Perceptions Regarding the Knowledge, Components and Materials For Adudiologic Rehabilitation With Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients, Elizabeth Striegl
Department: Communication

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"I Couldn't Have Said It Better Myself:" An Analysis of Functional Delayed Echolalia Produced By Children With Autism in Home and Non-Home Environments, Emma Sullivan
Department: Communication

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Dressed to Impress: a Quantitative Analysis of the Communicative Role of Female Fashion in the Workplace, Samantha J. Sulzer
Department: Communication

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Consumer Perception of Fashion Advertising: An Analysis of the Opinions of College Aged Students Regarding Various Print Advertising Strategies in the Fashion Industry, Zachery C. Vesco
Department: Communication

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Brick By Brick: An Analysis and Recreation of The College of Wooster's Primary Marketing Images, Jason Weingardt
Department: Communication

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2011

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A Daydream of Freddie Cool: An Examiniation of Record Label Promotion of Its Artist, Nana Boamah-Acheampong
Department: Communication

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Psychosocial Development: the Socio-Emotional Dimensions of Deafness and Hearing Loss in Jamaica, Nikitta Chin-See
Department: Communication

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Using Dynamic Assessment to Measure Word-Learning Ability in Low-And Middle-Socioeconomic Status Preschoolers, Kelly R. Harrold
Department: Communication

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2010

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To Entertain or to Inform: An Examination and Comparison of Taiwanese and Mainland Chinese Audiences' Perceptions of Entertainment Oriented Television News Programs, Fengzhi Chen
Department: Communication

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2009

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Reliable and Valid Revision of the Word Intelligibility By Picture Identification (WIPI) Test, Megan Earle
Department: Communication

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Recruiting in Division III Football: What Techniques Are Being Used and How Do Players Perceive Their Effectiveness?, Jordan Ferns
Department: Communication

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Is It As Bad As They Say It Is?: Epistemic Rhetorical Analysis of Hip-Hop Songs and Music Videos, Curtis Harnisch
Department: Communication

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Cluttering: Perspectives From Speech-Language Pathologists and Individuals Who Clutter, Avery Berier Harris
Department: Communication

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Inconvenient Love: a Fantasy Type Analysis of the 1990s British Romantic Comedies Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sliding Doors, and Notting Hill, Elizabeth Hoy
Department: Communication

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Talking Hands: the Impact of Simultaneous Sign Language Interpretation on Hearing Students During a Classroom Lecture, Larissa S. Kortis
Department: Communication

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An Agenda For Change: a Burkean Pentadic Analysis of Barack Obama's Speech, "A More Perfect Union", Rebecca A. Niemeyer
Department: Communication

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Coach-Athlete Relationship: The Impact of the Coach-Athlete Relationship on the Performance of Division III Women's Basketball Players, Meredith Colette Wilson
Department: Communication

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2008

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Your Choice. Their Future: A Study of How to Promote Early Learning Education in the Wooster Community, Piper Teresa Annese
Department: Communication

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Sinking or Swimming in the Corporate Ocean: An Investigation of Product Recalls and the Most Successful Public Relations Tactics to Survive the Recall, Carolyn Ciriegio
Department: Communication

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Content Analysis Study of Food Advertisements and Children, Lauren Nicole DeZellar
Department: Communication

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Why Am I Taking This Class?: An Investigation of College Students and Their Expectations About Interacting With Culturally Different Others When They Enter the Workplace, Jeffrey Bartholomew Geffert
Department: Communication

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How Do Sales Representatives Create a Successful Buyer-Seller Relationship? An Investigation of Cisco Systems Sales Representatives' Perceptions of How They Build and Maintain Client Trust and Their Views of Mediated and Face-To-Face Methods of Communication, James B. Ipema
Department: Communication

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Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place: a Toulminian Analysis of First Amendment and Privacy-Based Judicial Rhetoric and An Exploration of the Constitutionality of Anti-Paparazzi Legislation, Cassia Jo Pangas
Department: Communication

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Desecrating the Flag: a Genre Analysis of Congressional Hearings Concerning the Appropriate Use of a Powerful Symbol, Manu Samanna-Spagnoli
Department: Communication

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2007

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Misconceptions of the War in Iraq: College-Aged Students' Socially Constructed Reality of the War in Iraq, Wiliam Frederick Behnke
Department: Communication

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2005

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Turning the Now Into Always: a Look at Persuasion, Group Identity, Ritual, and the Evolution of Epideictic Rhetoric in the Funeral Orations of Pericles, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan, Amanda Lynn Rollins
Department: Classical Studies; Communication

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2003

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ProFootballGamePlan.com, Duke Johnson
Department: Communication

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The Clinical Use of Electroacoustic Analysis of Hearing Aids and American National Standards Institute Specifications of Hearing Aid Characteristics, Brandon Seth Lichtman
Department: Communication

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2002

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Monkey See, Monkey Do: a Project Demonstrating Ceative and Practical Applications of Race, Gendern and Disability in Children's Literature, Diana M. Smith
Department: English; Communication

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2001

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Can You Hear Me: a Comparison of Major and Third-Party Candidate Rhetoric in the 2000 Presidential Election, Katherine M. Randall
Department: Political Science; Communication

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About Face: Mass Media's Influence on Perceiving Facial Beauty, through the use of a Computer Program to Generate the Ideal Female Face, Heather Ann Wallat

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2000

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In Pursuit of Prospectives: The Private, Liberal Arts College, Marketing, and the View Book, Christina P. Stern
Department: Communication; English

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Maximizing the Academic Potential of Deaf Children Through the Use of Bilingual Education Programs, Shannon M. Preece

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Maximizing the Academic Potential of Deaf Children Through the Use of Bilingual Education Programs, Shannon M. Preece

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Religion, Rhetoric, and Grassroots Political Organization: An In-Depth Examination of Christian Coalition and People for the American Way, Noah D. Parker

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1989

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A Study of the Political Bias in the Great Lakes College Association Faculty, Dennis G. Solensky Jr.
Department: Communication

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1988

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The Depiction of Women in Television Commercials: An Attempt by the Controllers of Society to Maintain Power Over them, Beth A. Pohl
Department: Communication

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1967

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Wild Duck: An Adaptation of Reader's Theatre, Linda Jennings
Department: English; Communication