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 2008

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Journey to a New Realism: Kazimir Malevich's Transcendence to the Supreme in Art, Jordan B. Tobin
Department: Art and Art History

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Historical Perspective and Modern Realities: An Analysis of Health Insurance in Rural Tanzania, Nicholas A. Weida
Department: History

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Slavery and Shari'a: Khartoum's Oppression in Southern Sudan During the 1980s, Heather Williams
Department: History

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Animals Through My Eyes, Courtney Wuensch
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2007

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Politics, Planning, and Popular Movements in Postwar Detroit: Urban Redevelopment Under the Cavanagh and Young Administrations, Alexander Balloon
Department: History; Urban Studies

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Chippewa Lake Park: the Evolution of One Park Through America's Fascination With Amusement, Byron T. Barlow
Department: History

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Artist and Aging: Becoming Aware of the Timeless, Julianna M. Barringer
Department: Art and Art History

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Opportunistic Racism's Role in the Changing International Relationship Between the United States and Iran Since the 1940's, Dante V. Benincasa
Department: History

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The Fairy Tale in History: Wild Swans and Donkey Skin As Sources of the Social History of Early Modern Europe, Marta Best
Department: History

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Bill Graham's Influence on the Counterculture Movement: An Analysis of His Business Tactics, Demeanor, and Impact on the Live Concert Industry, Robert Raymond Block
Department: History

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Staging a Reality: the Reaffirmations of Mainstream American Identity Through Three Native American Historical Outdoor Dramas, Kristen J. Cooperkline
Department: History; Theatre and Dance

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A Picture Can Save a Nation: An Analysis of the Battle of Iwo Jima, Joe Rosenthal's Flag Raising Photograph, and the U.S. Marine Corps, Christopher M. Craig
Department: History

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Exploration of Memory: a Grandfather's Past, a Grandchild's Present, Gina M. Crough
Department: Art and Art History

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Humanity vs. The Other, Kassandra Dobson
Department: Art and Art History

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Football Captures the Nation: An Analysis of Professional Football's Growth and It's Reflection of American Culture, Brandon Michael French
Department: History

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Excavation of American Reconstruction, James Philip Augustine Furgol
Department: History

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Lapse in American Memory: An Examination of Japanese American Internment Camps During World War II, Caitlin A. Gillette
Department: History

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The Alamo: From Footnote to Legend, Edward Glick
Department: History

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Artisans of the Bedchamber: Concubines and Ji of the Tang Dynasty, Kara Gongaware
Department: History

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Suffering For His Art or Indulging in Carnal Pleasures: An In-Depth Look at Edgar Degas and His Monotypes, Scotti Grewe
Department: Art and Art History

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The Battle For Historic Preservation in America, Brendan Hayes
Department: History

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From "Truth, Justice and the American Way" to "The Only Verdict Is Vengeance": An Examination of the Changing Methods of Justice Found in Superhero Comic Books From the Golden Age to the Present, Thomas William Allan Hull
Department: History

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Burqas and Levis: Perspectives on the Assimilation of Second and Third Generation Immigrants in Great Britain, Erin Sutton Ingram
Department: History

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The English Military Revolution of the Hundred Years War and Its Impact on European Society, Robert P. Kelm
Department: History

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Seeking a Text of Her Own: (Con)Textualizing Women's Reputations and Agency in Late Medieval England, Elizabeth Jean Kerr
Department: History; English

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Portrait of the Artifice As a Young Man: Cold War Homophobia's Effect on the Comines of Robert Rauschenberg, 1954 Through 1959, Jenny Lockerby
Department: Art and Art History

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"You Know What They Say About a Person With Tattoos?:" A Historical Evaluation of Stereotypes Linked With Tattoos, David T. Loudenslager
Department: History

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Continental Union: OAU and the Challenges of Unity, Sarah Mayo
Department: History

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Audio-Visual: a Collection of Illustrations Derived From Captured Sound, Joanna McKeon
Department: Art and Art History

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Filling the Cup: Voltaire, C.S. Lewis, and the Inclusion of Religion in the Public Sphere, Kara M. Olson
Department: History; Religious Studies

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Continental Shift: the Evolution of American Imperialism and Hawaii's Struggle For Sovereignty, Catherine F. Paulson
Department: History

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Strangers in a Strange Land: of Jews, Japan and Their Tangled History, Jason N. Portner
Department: History

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"Jerome Has Legs": Classical Philology and Sacred Text in the Works of Saint Jerome, Desiderius Erasmus, and Martin Luther, Megan Grace Prichard
Department: Classical Studies; History

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Big Business Vs. Public Interest: the 1978 Default of Cleveland, Christina Rokakis
Department: History

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George Washington's Character and Religion, Grant M. Simmons
Department: History

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Evolution of Poison Gas in Germany From World War I to World War II, Andrew Stebbins
Department: History

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New Orlean's Colleges: Life After Hurricane Katrina, Emmanuel Paul Sterling
Department: Art and Art History

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Defend Yourself, While Your Hands Are Still Yearning: Norwegian Civilian Resistance to German Occupation and National Socialism, Elisabeth Stove
Department: History; German Studies

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"No Place For Children in a War:" the World War II Evacuation of British Children in History and Chidren's Fiction, Julia Stuckman
Department: English; History

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Fighting the Blues and Coping With Depression: a Historical Perspective, Linda M. Studer
Department: History

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Designing For the New Woman: Sonia Delaunay and "Coco" Chanel As Timeless Innovators, Leah C. Thompson
Department: Art and Art History

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Perceptions of Ethnicity in the Yugoslav Wars, Kristin Triebel
Department: History

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Influence of the Ringling Brothers on the Culture of the American Circus: An Analysis of Their Desire, Morality and Triumphs, Michael Robert Vyrostek
Department: History

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Johnnie Armstrong's Last Goodnight: the Impact of the Life and Death of a Scottish Border Thief, Amy Wadsworth
Department: History

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Six Day War: a Turning Point, Roy Edward Woodring
Department: History

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Fields of the English, They Are Buried Here': the Road to Culloden and Beyond, Broede D. Young
Department: History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2006

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Rum-Running, Organized Crime, and Corruption in Detroit Helped Contribute to End Prohibition in 1933., Joe Agler
Department: History

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Smile: the Evolution of Orthodontics, Mark Alan Ballinger
Department: History

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Zaire and the Ebola Pandemic, Melanie Barkalow
Department: History

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Assessing the Assessments: the Continuning Failures of U.S. Strategic Intelligence, Will Behrendt
Department: History

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"Other Than That, He Was Completely Normal:" a History of the Tattoo in the United States, Julie S. Blodgett
Department: History

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Ramifications of Kloster-Zeven Revisited: As a Cause of British Victory in the Seven Years' War, Jack Boyd
Department: History

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Ukurikurakiza: a Journey Into the Heart of Rwandan Conflict, Kelly Brannan
Department: History

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Neoconservative Movements: Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz, and the Rise of Neoconservatism, Michael D. Broda
Department: History

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Resistance to Reconciliation: the Study of Healing Among Chilean Survivors of the Pinochet Regime, Emily Brooks Brown
Department: Spanish; History

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A Silent Minority No Longer: The Korean-American Community, Park Peter-David Chong Woo
Department: History

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We Were Brothers: Mandate and Monarch in Iraq and Jordan, 1918-1958, Bethany A. Comella
Department: History

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Public Opinion and the Presidency, Ryan Dobroka
Department: History

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A Measure of Humanity or Feeding the Guilty? Neutrality's Effect on the Humanitarianism of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Katherine C. Dunham
Department: History

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Prison Models and Organizational Agendas: A Reflection on the Historical Development of the American Prison System, Shawn Joseph Handy
Department: English; History

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Happily Ever After? Three Modern Day Fairytales, Jayna Hanson
Department: History

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How Has the Russian Identity Been Portrayed Through Film Since the Fall of Communism and the Onset of Perestroika and Glasnost?, Helena M. Iaquinta
Department: History

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Historical Role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency: Preparing For Disaster in a Post-September 11th Nation, Alexander R. Junker
Department: History

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Understanding America's Not So Simple Reaction to the 1919 White Sox World Series Scandal, Daniel Joseph Kremer
Department: History

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"Just Say No" to Being "Tough" on Drugs: a Historical Analysis of Drug Abuse and a Cost-Effectiveness Study on Mandatory Minimum Sentences and Drug Courts, Samuel D. Langley
Department: History; Economics

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Marriage of Opposites: Development of a Silver-Containing Photosensitive Ceramic Glaze For Ceramic Art, Megan Sarah Lazorski
Department: Art and Art History; Chemistry

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American Dream Redefined: Thomas Hart Benton's Missouri Mural, Sloan Mills McBride
Department: Art and Art History

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Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House Ethos of Food, Christine Elizabeth Moffett
Department: History

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Jesus + Folk - Son of God = Bob Dylan, David J. Orr
Department: History

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Have a Seat This May Take a While: the Process of Chair Design, Kimberly Rastetter
Department: Art and Art History

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From Innocence to Corruption: An Analysis of the 1960s Through Presidential and Civil Rights Leaders' Obituaries, Jayson T. Rogers
Department: History

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The 1948 Cleveland Indians Influence on Cleveland's Economy and Society in the Post-War Era, Robert R. Romick II
Department: History

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Give Me a Penny & I'll Make You a Fortune, Ashley G. Sturtevant
Department: History

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Masculinity and "The Greatest Generation:" An Oral History, Austin Ernest Taylor
Department: History

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Heroes Without Wings: Rescue, Redemption, and the Persistence of Western Myth, Elizabeth Weiss
Department: History; English

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Uzbekistan on the Threshold of Revolution? Radical Islam and the Threat to the Post-Soviet State, Andrew White Whitner
Department: Political Science; History

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Spreading the Word: the Promise and Disappointment of the Nicaraguan Literacy Crusade, Angela Winningham
Department: History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2005

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Struck Out: the 1919 World Series, Robert L. Andreoli
Department: History

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Pillage the Village! The Sources of Viking Perceptions, Ian Barrett
Department: History

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Retold: Interpretations of the Influences of Storytelling, Anne Baughman
Department: Art and Art History

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SALTing the Nukes: The Effectiveness of the Nixon and Carter Administrations to Conclude a Strategic Arms Limitations Agreement, 1969-1979., Amanda K. Bonus
Department: History

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent: the Mythic Trials of Jesus of Nazareth, William Burton
Department: History

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Search For a Fair and Just Society: Regulating Deviancy From Puritan America to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines of 1987, Timothy S. Cline
Department: History

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Reflecting on the Multiplicity of the Emotional Being: a Self-Portrait, Angela Damore
Department: Art and Art History

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Scarlet Women of the Emerald Isle: Convent Operated Female Institutions in Ireland, Rebecca J. Dieleman
Department: History

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Tum the Beat Around: a Discursive History of Music Criticism, 1978-1984, David J. Drake
Department: History

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Adjusting the Dials: Primetime Television of the 1970s as a Reflection of Social History, Vanessa Georgeson
Department: History

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Selling the Femme Fatale: the Poster Art of Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec and Alphonse Mucha, Lisa Anne Glazer
Department: Art and Art History

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Shadow Cast Forward: the Austrian Pan-German Movement, 1800-1918, and Its Influences on Hitler's Political Vision and Worldview, Colin James Grindall
Department: History

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"What Do You Mean, I Can't Drink the Milk?": the Psychological Consequences of the Chernobyl Accident, Annabell Christin Haessler
Department: History

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Inmates Have Taken Over the Asylum: a Study of Argentina's Grassroots Worker Cooperative Movement, Katherine Harold
Department: History

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City Architecture, the People's Perspective, Ashley E. Hecker
Department: Art and Art History

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Women of Watergate, Kelley M. Hubbell
Department: History

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Shorelines: Cleveland to the Cape, Anne K. Kissling
Department: Art and Art History

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Nothing New About Nafta: How Maquiladoras Paved the Way For Mexican Neo-Liberal Economics, Felicia Lambe
Department: History

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Development and Evolution of the Army Air Force and its Bombardment Strategies Employed in the Pacific During World War II Through the Example of the 11th Bombardment Group's History, Cyrus Nathaniel Lawyer
Department: History

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Du Plein Emploi Aux 35 Heures: Repenser La Place Du Travail Dans La Societe Francaise Depuis Les Trente Glorieuses, Andrew Michael Le Blanc
Department: French and Francophone Studies; History

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Furniture or Art? a Visual Exploration of Objects Integrating Sculpture and Design, Jeffry J. Liptak II
Department: Art and Art History

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Churchmen As Resisters: the Public and Secret War Waged By Protestant Pasters Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Niemöller, J. David Lyle
Department: History

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The Sugar Plum Fairy's Christmas Tradition: An Americanization of the Nutcracker, Jessica K. Metcalf
Department: History