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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Surviving War, Surviving Memory: An Oral History of the South Vietnamese Civilian Experience in the Vietnam War, Leann Do
Department: History

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Di Renjie and the Mystery of the Imposter Judge Dee: An Analysis of Di Renjie's Career As a District Magistrate and His Fictional Counterpart, Robert Tyler Dowdell
Department: History

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Extended Family, Will Ehrenreich
Department: Art and Art History

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Game For the Ages Forever Changed By the New Age: How Hip Hop Changed the Game of Basketball, Michael Evans
Department: History

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Bilateral Misunderstanding: A Historical Analysis of the Obama "Reset" and Post-Cold War American-Russian Relations, Timothy Robert Faerber
Department: History

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Cracks in the Sidewalk: An Examination of "Freaks" and Women in Garry Winogrand's Volatile Sixties, Charlie Fanelli
Department: Art and Art History

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Gender Divide: Re-Examining the Feminization of Teaching in the Nineteenth Century with Emphasis on the Displaced Male Teacher, Matthew Fegan
Department: History

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Exploration of Hyperbolic Geometry/ Mathematics and Studio Art, Rachel Frank
Department: Art and Art History; Mathematics

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Unnecessary Catastrophe--The Irish Potato Famine: 1845-1852, Nora Furstenberg-Carroll
Department: History

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Need to Reform the Human Rights Regime: Various Disagreements With Human Rights, Michael Garcia
Department: History

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Unorganizable and the Unrepresented: the Evolving Relationship of Hispanics and the American Labor Movement, Daniel Hanson
Department: History

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Johnny Appleseed: Exploring a Cultural Landscape, Brenna Hatcher
Department: Art and Art History

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Gift That Keeps on Giving: Exploring the Role of Scenes Involving the Offering of Gifts on Egyptian Non-Royal Coffins and Tombs, Renee Hennemann
Department: Archaeology; Art and Art History

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Illustrating a Conflict: Belfast's Murals Throughout the Troubles, Katherine M. Hennessey
Department: History

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Charles and Charlemagne As King, Emperor, and Renaissance Man, Raymond Horn
Department: History

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History of the Fifteenth Air Force in World War II Through the Eyes of One Man: the War Story of Second Lieutenant Winthrop Sargent Worcester, Jr., Heidi M. Klise
Department: History

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St. Augustine's Influence on the Roman Catholic Church, Shawn Knopp
Department: History

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What Makes Her ‘New?’ Reexamining Weimar’s ‘New Woman’ in Das Künstseidene Mädchen, Der Skorpion, Pandora’s Box, and Girls in Uniform., Muriel L. LaMois
Department: German Studies; History

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Goddess of Mercy: the Gender Transformation of the Bodhisattva Guanyin, Hawwah LaRoche
Department: Art and Art History

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Foundations of Stone: Discerning Spiritual and Economic Influences on the Construction of Cistercian Monasteries in England, Daniel Lehman
Department: History

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Time Travelin' Is Dino-Mite!: the Development of an Original Sequential Art Narrative, Ann Elizabeth Lewis
Department: Art and Art History

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Unattainable Perfection: Masculine Identity and Bodybuilding Culture From 1890 to the Present, Erin McArdle
Department: History

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Come to the Table, A. Greer Morgan
Department: Art and Art History

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From Profit Driven Slaveholders to the California Gold Rush: An Economic History Curriculum Designed For Grade 8, Katherine Jennings Moser
Department: History

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Seen and Unseen Face of God: An Artist's Exploration of Patua Art and Religion, Julia Murphy
Department: Art and Art History; Religious Studies

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Terrain, Rebecca Newhouse
Department: Art and Art History

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Bourbon Whiskey: the History and Development of America's Native Spirit, and the Making of the Number One Bourbon, Jim Beam, Kevin Orris
Department: History

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Development Assistance Redefined: the Rise of the University of Chicago and the Establishment of Neoliberal Foreign Aid Policies, Michael Peters
Department: Economics; History

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Effects of Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Induced Habitat Disturbance on Spider Community Structure in Southeastern Michigan and Reflections on Biological Research, Sarah E. Rudawsky
Department: Art and Art History; Biology

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Separate and Unequal: An in Depth Analysis of Tule Lake Internment and Segregation Camp and the Unification and Separation of Japanese Internees, David Scott Rudick
Department: History

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Fear, Flames and the "Other": the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and Urban Tension in the Press and Popular Media, William Schoenfeld
Department: History

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First Indochinese War and the Evolution of American Foreign Policy in Vietnam From 1945-1954: The Evolution of American Foreign Policy throughout Indochinese War, Matthew Schulz
Department: History

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Enigmatic Magic: An Analysis of the Role of Codes and Ciphers Within American Intelligence, Ian Sharp
Department: History; Mathematics

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Academies of State: Monarchy and the Universities in Tudor England, Anthony J. Simmons
Department: History

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Not So Innocent: Little Red Riding Hood's Corrupted Past and the Constructs of Victorian Childhood, Jennifer Singer
Department: Art and Art History

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On the Account: An Investigation of Piracy through Living History, Joseph Skonce

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Masquerade of Gender: the Study of the Power and Influence of the Female Gender Through the Visual Culture of Sande Masks and Performance, Claire Smith
Department: Art and Art History

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Untitled, Abiose Spriggs
Department: Art and Art History

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Coffeehouse Paradox: London Coffeehouses from 1652-1714, George Frederick William Stephan
Department: History

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Destructive Creation, Marissa Stover
Department: Art and Art History

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Making of a Second-Class Citizen: a Case Study of the Institutionalized Oppression of Blacks in New Orleans, Andrew Stowe
Department: History

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Mary Tudor: Bloody Zealot or Female Trail Blazer?, Hallie B. Swidler
Department: History

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Watergate's Test of Values: The Role of John W. Dean III in the Most Infamous Presidential Scandal in History, Taylor Trout
Department: History

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Baseball and American Society Following World War II: An Examination of the Cleveland Indians As a Reflection of Baseball's Larger Role in Postwar American Society, Gregory Van Horn
Department: History

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Contemporary Merrymakers, Kelley M. Waickman
Department: Art and Art History

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Responsibility to Protect Responsibly: Lessons From Kosovo and Sierra Leone, Mary Elizabeth Walters
Department: History; Political Science

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Je Voulais Être Homme, Rien Qu’Homme: An Analysis of the Intersection of Communism and Masculinity InThe Negritude Movement, 1930-1939, Kristen Weischedel
Department: French and Francophone Studies; History

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America the Automatic Empire: Roads, Highways, and the Consolidation of American Capitalism, Robert West
Department: History

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Rex Quondam, Rexque Futurus: Arthurian Legends As Indicators of British National Identity Throughout History, Audrey Ellen Wimbiscus
Department: History

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Metaphorical Halo-Halo, Matt Wong
Department: History; East Asian Studies

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Interracial Analysis of Expatriate "Americanization" in the City of Paris-- An Examination of a Shared Space Occupied By White Male Authors and Intellectuals and African American Performers and Artists, Cassandra Zavis
Department: History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2011

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Shaken But Never Stirred: a Historical Analysis of American Masculinity Through the James Bond Films., Ethan Arenstein
Department: History; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Defining Episodes in the History of the Russian Moderate Activist, Kaitlin Ball
Department: History; Russian Studies

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The End of a Nation: Russian Nationalism As a Reaction to Westernization, Jeremy Bervoets
Department: Russian Studies; History

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Nihil Sub Sole Novum: the Struggle of Latin in the Twentieth Century, Kurt A. Brown
Department: History; Education

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The American Dragon: the Influence of Hollywood on Martial Arts in America, Mackenzie E. Brown
Department: History

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Portraits and Figures of Women at Yuli Mental Institution in Hwalien, Taiwan, Feng-Ju Chien
Department: Art and Art History

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Civil Rights of the Developmentally Disabled: a Study of Apple Creek Developmental Center, Jeannette Coleridge
Department: History

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IMPRO-VIBES 17X: The Visual Expression of Hip-Hop Lyrics, Nina R. Dine

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The Historic Built Landscape of The College of Wooster: An Investigation into Architecture, Curriculum, and Memory, Jacob L. Dinkelaker

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Breakthrough? a Comparison of Civil Rights Era and 21st Century African American Mayors in Washington, D.C., and Newark, New Jersey, Sally Dorman
Department: History; Political Science

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The Driving Forces of the Ohio State-Michigan Rivalry: How Media and Television Shaped "The Game", Ian Franks
Department: History

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They Did What to Their Junk: Roman Views of Greek Athletic Nudity, Kaylin Gaal
Department: Classical Studies; History

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A Crash Course in Riding Philosophy: Why Zen & Motorcycles Really Do Go Together, Alexandra Gioiella
Department: Philosophy; History

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Blood, Money and Power: How Piracy Challenged the Legitimacy of a Government, Michael Haggerty
Department: History

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Children and Nature, Adria Hankey-Brown

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Camille Pissarro's View of a Modern City: Paintings in Paris, 1893-1903, Laura Hazlett
Department: Art and Art History

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Subjugating Sex: the Sexual Categorization of Women in Ancient Rome, Andrew Heironimus
Department: History

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A Battle For Grass; E. R. Fryer and the Navajo Livestock Reduction, Audrey Hudak
Department: History

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The Cleveland Oil and Steel Industry: the Making of Industrial Cleveland, c.1870-1900, Charles W. Kamen
Department: History

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Tempting Treats and Bootleg Booze: a Working Class Woman's Story on Life and Crime From 1920-1933, Elizabeth Kaplan
Department: History

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The Eagle Flew Over the Mountain: the History of America and Afghanistan Since 1945, Joshua Kime
Department: History

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The United States in the Age of Anxiety : How Atomic Technology Impacted American Society, Jacob Kubasta
Department: History

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From Bland to Delicious: Beer and Its Implications on American Consumption and Identity, Alexandria MacKay
Department: History

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Marijuana Prohibition Costs, Contradictions and Rhetoric, Scott MacKenzie
Department: History

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Fear of ...., Kathleen Mazzei
Department: Art and Art History

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The Russian Civil War of 1917-1920: Need the Reds Have Won?, Joseph McCarthy
Department: History

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Mistake By the Lake: the History of the Cleveland Browns, Art Modell's Controversial Decision to Move the Team to Baltimore, and Its Impact, Justin McDowell
Department: History

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Babel, Nicholas Ouellette
Department: Art and Art History

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America's 'Pass' Time: How Football Has Grown in Popularity and Helps to Define American Culture, Christopher Perez
Department: History

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Le Paris Moderne : Trois Axes Selons Lesquels Paris a Modernisé À La Fin Du 19Ème Siècle, Emily Popovich
Department: French and Francophone Studies; Art and Art History

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A Study of Marguerite De Navarre (1492-1549) Through Her Personal Relationships and Literary Accomplishments, Emma Reiss
Department: History

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Guns and Glory: the National Rifle Association From Rifle Hobby Club to Political Lobbying Force, 1968-1975, Fidelia Shaw
Department: History

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Fort Ross: the Eastern Frontier of the Russian Empire, Catherine Trainor
Department: History

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Blood, Spit, and Tears: Art As a Model For Feminist Theory and Dialogue, Zoe Van Dyke
Department: Art and Art History; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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No Child Left Behind: the Influence of Hidden Children on Catholic Jewish Relations, Jordan White
Department: History

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Segregation in Columbus, Ohio Did It Ever Leave, Bryan Wickliffe
Department: History

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Measuring Success: the Phoenix Program and Its Lessons For Modern Day Counterinsugency, Graham Walbridge Zimmerman
Department: History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2010

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Reparations in "Post-Racial" Society: What Makes a Winning Case, Tobias Bokum-Fauth
Department: History

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Cultivating Discontent: Colonial Forestry in Mandate Palestine, 1920-1939, Daniel Buckler
Department: History

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The Face in the Looking Glass: An Examination of Self Through Character Traits in Lewis Carroll's Stories of Alice, Alice O. Case
Department: Art and Art History

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A Human Being Can Be Forced to Be Free: the Study of Individualism in North Korean Human Rights, Esther S. Chhakchhuak
Department: History

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Fears, Riots and Rebellions: the Civil War Draft Riots in New York City and the Holmes County Rebellion, Sarah C. Coffin
Department: History

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From "Big Jack" to "Bugsy": Jewish Gangsters and the Jewish Immigrant Communities of Chicago and New York City, 1900-1933, Amy Cohen
Department: History

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The Role of the MLBPA in Creating the Steroid Era in Major League Baseball, Patrick Coyne
Department: History

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The Origins and History of Parole in California, Daniel Feutz
Department: History

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Black, Brown, and Blue in 1942: Ethnic and Stylistic Tensions to Zoot Suit Riots in Wartime Usa, Maxim W. Gillespie
Department: History

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From Socio-Cultural Confinement to Literary Freedom: the Short Stories of Emilia Pardo Bazan, Laura Jennifer Herb
Department: Spanish; History

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Title, Benjamin Katz
Department: Art and Art History

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The Nutritious Factory: Nutrition, Processed Foods and the American Food Consumer, Mihran Kazandjian
Department: History