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 2010

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George W. Bush and Tony Blair: Educational Reform From 1997 to 2008, Lauren Michelle Kosanovich
Department: History

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Please Pay Them More: An Examination of Women's Interest Groups and Pay Equity From 1980-1992 and 1992-2009, Alexander Osman Lans
Department: Political Science; History

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Plant Closings and Community Crisis, Kenneth M. Libben
Department: History

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Philip is My Best Friend (Being the Story of a Girl and Her Duck), Lindsay Lutz

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Sometimes I Feel Like I'm a Twisted-Out Creature, Sarah Manning
Department: Art and Art History

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Captivation Through Repetition, Hannah Matthews
Department: Art and Art History

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Deterrence Theory and the Sino-Soviet Split, 1969-1974, John J. McKeegan
Department: Political Science; History

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Vietnam: the Role of a War Correspondent During Vietnam, Alexander S. Mies
Department: History

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Can Tradition and Progress Coexist: a Case Study of the Impact of the Modernization of China on the Minority Societies, Brittany E. Montgomery
Department: History

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Fomenting Extremism: the Alternative Media of the Far Right, Eleanor C. Newman
Department: History

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From a Worn Suitcase to International Bestseller Lists: Irène Némiovsky's Suite Française Considered in Various Contexts, Sonja Ruppel
Department: History; French and Francophone Studies

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Termanites: a Comparison Between Frederick Terman and Law Firms in Adaptive Work Practice in Silicon Valley, Martin Schneider
Department: History

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Afghanistan: the Achilles Heel of Superpowers, Thomas Spangler
Department: History

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Agricultural Practices of Indians in Pre-Colonial California: How Farming Can Encourage Biodiversity, Ben Strobridge
Department: History

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Technology's Effect Throughout History on the Music Industry, Luke Sutton
Department: History

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Battle of Stalingrad: a Case Study and Analysis of How Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin's Leadership Characteristics Affected Their Decision-Making During the Battle of Stalingrad, Michael Brian Swan
Department: History

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Evolution of Sports Agents, Christopher Louis Wood
Department: History

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The Peninsular War: An Artistic Response to Napoleon Bonaparte; Jacques-Louis David & Francisco De Goya Y Lucientes, Eli M. A. Woods
Department: History; Art and Art History

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Taking Back the City: a Study of the Political Murals in Belfast, North Ireland, Jaimie K. Wroten
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2009

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Art in the City, Art For the City: Murals and Prints Produced in Cleveland Under the Aegis of the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project, Caitlin J. Ament
Department: Art and Art History

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Transformation of American Isolationism to Full Mobilization on the Home Front: the Propoganda of World War II, Katie Baker
Department: History

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Art As Revolution/One Bullet 40 Pigs: the Black Panther Party and the Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas, Katherine C.S. Brausch
Department: Art and Art History; History

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European Foreign and Security Policy: a History of Reluctant Progress, Ross Buchanan
Department: History

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Imagorium For 'The Prince', Dana Bustamante
Department: Art and Art History

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Vulnerable Identities: An Artistic Exploration of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Malawi, Charlotte Hart Castle
Department: Art and Art History

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Collages: Exploration of Furniture Design Using Found Objects, Alexandra Cotter
Department: Art and Art History

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The Secret Life of Beef: An Investigation of the American Beef and Cattle Industry, Kathryn A. Dale
Department: History

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The Prince of Assassins and Thieves: Struggle and legacy of John Brown, William Garrett Dennett
Department: History

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One Lucky Night, Jason Farson
Department: Art and Art History

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Hibakusha Experience and Its Place in Modern Japan, Stephen Galen Feathers
Department: History

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Politics of Equality - Egyptian Feminism in Early Twentieth Century Egypt, Tina Flickinger
Department: History

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Nothing's Gonna Change My World: the Beatles, the White Album and the Turmoil of 1968, John Garrison
Department: History

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The Numbers: Draft, Youth and Division Within the American Society in 1968, Christopher James Gatsch
Department: History

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Corruption in Baseball: Baseball and the Double-Standard, 1919 to the Present, Sean Douglas Glaser
Department: History

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Photo-Realism Portrait Drawings: A Look into the Younger Generation of American Professional Tennis Players, Patrick Grab
Department: Art and Art History

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Defining the First Amendment: a Language Analysis of the Rhetoric Surrounding the Supreme Court Case Hustler v. Falwell and Its Reflection of American Ideology, Lisa C. Jackson
Department: History

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Black and Pink(o): Looking Behind the Commies in Early 20th Century Race Radicalism, John Patrick Kaderbek
Department: History

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Macau's Biggest Gamble: An Analysis of Economic, Social, and Political Factors That Influence Macau's Casino Industry and the Future Viability of Macau's Tourist-Economy, Randi J. Keefe
Department: History

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"Strike Another Match, Go Start Anew /And It's All Over Now, Baby Blue." An Inside View on Bob Dylan's Musical Switch from Folk to Rock through a Study of the Dialectical (Mutual) Relationship Shared between his Early Folk Career and the Early 1960s Political and Social Atmosphere, Jasmine A. Kolby
Department: History

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Interknit, Carrie Krochta
Department: Art and Art History

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Synthesis: Connection With Home Away From Home, Juliann Lafferty
Department: Art and Art History

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Ethanol and E85 Fuel: a Pillar For American Energy Independence, Timothy D. Lee
Department: History

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Detrimental Post-War "American Dream" in the United States: Contemporary Propaganda Posters, Andrew Maloney
Department: Art and Art History

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What Remains: the Role of Photography in the Ephemeral Environmental Sculpture of Andy Goldsworthy and Nils-Udo, Jessica E. Marsh
Department: Art and Art History

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Baseball's Effect in the Military and on Soldiers' Morale During World War II, Mark Andrew Miller
Department: History

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An Ornithological Perverse Nostalgia: A Series of Unexpected Consequences, Sacha Marie Nalepa
Department: Art and Art History

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The Resurrection of Scottish Culture and Identity: the Role of Tourism in Scotland, 1800-2009, Molly Ogrodnik
Department: History

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An Analysis of Shifting Trends in the New York Times' Presentation of the Soviet Union Through Periods of Leadership Change, Andrew Christian Olsen
Department: History

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"Why How You've Changed, Little Red Riding Hood": Allegorical Representation of Little Red Riding Hood, Victoria M. Peterman
Department: History

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The Romani Experience in Hungary and Indications For the Future, Edward A. Pogue
Department: History

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Art Conservation: Understanding Ethics and Methods Through Historic Case Studies of Painting and Stone Sculpture, Lucy N. Reinhardt
Department: Art and Art History

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The Complex Simplicity of Personality, Hannah Samuell
Department: Art and Art History

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Jacob Riis: Preserver of the Past and Herald of the Future, William R. Scarlett

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"Paintings" or "Taking It All the Right Way", Laura Seaman
Department: Art and Art History

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She Was Seen Across the Empire: a Study of Roman Empresses and Their Changing Public Image, Jessica Shira Sender
Department: History

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Histories of Paris: A Historical account of Americans in Paris in the twenties and today, Lisa J. Shames
Department: History

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Change We Organize: Technology and the Changing Dynamics of the Campaign System, Chad Stonebrook
Department: History

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Queens of the Kingdom: Women Redefining the Kingdom of God in the Social Gospel Movement, Sarah Elizabeth Tarbell
Department: History

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The Oil Crisis and the Automotive Industry, Theodore W. Terry
Department: History

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Images of a Queen: Elizabeth 1533-1603, Paige Tincher
Department: History

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Victims, Perpetrators or Both?: Examining Vergangenheitsbewältigung Through Germany's Representation of the Holocaust in History Textbooks From the 1950s, 1970s, and Today, Elysia Tonti
Department: German Studies; History

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"To Arms?" : A Historical Examination of Colonial Militias and How Such Information Should Effect Our Interpretation of the Right to Bear Arms, Garrett Toothman
Department: History

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The Viability of Nuclear Energy Based on Fear, Anthony Michael Trapuzzano
Department: History

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The Political Responsiveness of James K. Polk to Public Opinion Regarding the Mexican-American War or A Test of Carfted Talk in the 19th Century, Bryn H. Tulip
Department: History

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"Nothing But a Fiction": Rewriting History to Re-Imagine Identity in Third Generation Nigerian Fiction, Caitlin Tyler-Richards
Department: History

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"Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli" : The Godfather, The Sopranos, and the Evolution of the American Family Seen Through the Lens of Mafia Cinema, Michael Waseleski
Department: History

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An Alternativefor the Irish - "No" to Nice and Lisbon: Ireland's Path to Europeand Its Perceived Skepticism Towards the European Union, Nicholas M. Watkins
Department: History

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A Burdensome Relationship: George Bush's Relationship With China and Its Effect on Sino-American Relations 1989-1992, Andrew C. Wrenn
Department: History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2008

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The Problem of Memory in Post-Franco Spain, Amanda Bailey
Department: History

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The Women of the Uso in World War II, Emily G. Bowditch
Department: History

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Can the Hopes of "Never Again" Become a Reality? A Comparative Study of How Three of the Nation's Prominent Holocaust Museums Strive to Prevent Another Holocaust, Nicole C. Calderone
Department: History

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Earning Their Wings: The Military-Industrial Complex and Defense Procurement, Justin Chapman
Department: History; Political Science

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Treasures From the Coral Reef, Alanna Marie Clark
Department: Art and Art History

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Putting Her in Her Place: Gender, Archaeology, and the Anglo-Norman Castle, Elizabeth Sand Eckel
Department: Archaeology; History

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"Onward Christian Soldier" : The Allegorical Relationship Between the Crucified Christ and Great War British Soliders on the Western Front and the Essence of Clerical Revivalism As Expressed in Primary Accounts of the War Experience, and Presented With the Mourning Breed, and Original Devised Performance Piece in One Act, Sarah B. Engdahl
Department: History; Theatre and Dance

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Para Mi Gente, José A. Esparra
Department: Art and Art History

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Lemonade Lucy and The Debutante: The Changing Images of Two Notable First Ladies, Katherine A. Foulds
Department: History

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Ohio Volunteer Infantries: Heroes of Gettysburg and the Union, Devin Fulk
Department: History

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A Revealing and Remarkable Transformation: An In-Depth Analysis of the Complex Life and Evolution of Malcolm X, Andrew Paul Garnett
Department: Africana Studies; History

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The Evolution of the Military-Industrial Complex and the History of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit Bomber, Steven Allen Hammerschlag
Department: History

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The Stolen Generation: A Historical Examination of the Social, Political, and Economic Impact of Colonization on the Aboriginal People and their Culture: 1788-2008, Sarah Jean Hammond
Department: History

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Silent Lines: Comics and the Language of Image, Julia Vodrey Hendrickson
Department: Art and Art History

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Tactical Change: the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, 1954-1981, Peter B. Hill
Department: History

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Jamaican Slavery and British Oppression, Margaret Howland
Department: History

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To Boldly Go Where No Country Has Gone Before: Star Trek and American Values in the Late Twentieth Century, Fay Hughes
Department: History

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Look Into the Subconscious Mind: Manipulated By Society's Rules For Beauty and Perfection, Jennifer Christian Jones
Department: Art and Art History

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From Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art: Approaches to the "Masculine Masquerade" in the Work of Roy Lichtenstein, Katherine Louise Kelley
Department: Art and Art History

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From Anglo-Saxons to Anglo-Normans: the Origins of Medieval England, Donald A. Kolich
Department: History

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Sideshow: An Artistic Expression of Social Insecurities, Nancy Luken
Department: Art and Art History

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Street Gangs in New York During the 1970s, Brandi McClure
Department: History

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Fascist Jewish Policy: Unofficial, Official, and Inconsistent, Abigail Padfield
Department: History

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Impermanence of Life and Light, Emma Powell
Department: Art and Art History

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Controversies Surrounding the Jonathan J. Pollard Espionage Case, Eric C. Rossi
Department: History

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Postwar Collinwood: the Crisis and Transformation of a Cleveland Neighborhood, Jared J. Sankal
Department: History

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Nightshades, Tara Severance
Department: Art and Art History

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"You Say You Want a Revolution": How the 1960s Shaped Today's Culture with Specific Attention to Music and Drugs, Margaret Warfield Shepherd

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"You Say You Want a Revolution": How the 1960s Shaped Today's Culture with Specific Attention to Music and Drugs, Margaret Warfield Shepherd

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From Chains and Shackles to Bentley Dreams: the Influence of Social Advancement and Change on the Hip Hop Culture, Brian Robert Smith
Department: History

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Wired Emotions: Blurring the Boundary Between Sculpture and Design, Kristen Sorek
Department: Art and Art History

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Oversexed, Overpaid, Overfed and Over Here: the American Military Presence in Britain 1942-1944, Megan Thomas
Department: History