This Honors Theses collection contains abstracts for all CSB/SJU honors theses, 1992-2015. The full text is included if student authors have given permission for their work to be made publicly available online. Theses completed after the 2014-2015 academic year are included in the new All College Thesis Program collection.


Submissions from 2007

Carrots Love Tomatoes: A Mathematical Gardening Adventure, Natalie Bly

[title unknown], Jennifer Busse

An Analysis of the situation of the Deaf in Latin America: Guidelines for foreign Collaboration, Mandy Buzzelli

The Impact of Light Intensity on Plant Support Mechanisms, John Crompton

RAP(E) CULTURE: An Analysis of Eminem's Role in the Cycle of Rape Culture in the United States, Danielle Delwiche

The Association between Alcohol Consumption and C-Reactive Protein Levels in College-Aged Individuals, Elizabeth Donovan

Implications of Trinitarian Theology for Inter-Denominational Eucharistic Celebration: The Contribution of John Zizioulas, Benjamin Durheim

Do Female Prairie Voles Prefer Intra- Versus Inter-population Males, Colt Edin

Defining Third Wave Feminism at a Women's College: How Students At the College of St. Benedict Perceive Feminism, Rachel Enge

Trade Liberalization and Development: Welfare Implications of Outward-Orientation in the West African Economic and Monetary Union, Cody Fischer

Istiklâl Sayfa: The Freedom Pages, Alison Frank

Modeling the Breakdown of Pharmaceuticals in East Gemini Lake, Michael Karp

The determinants of Female Participation in Interscholastic Athletics among Minnesota High Schools, Karen Luz

Beyond the Unmoved Mover: Rahnernian concepsts of Grace in the Fantasy Works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, Kelly Prosen

Invisible Privilege, Invisible Men: Exposing and exhorting the need for Transformational Research and Active Participation among Males as an Essential Component to Sustainable Gender Violence Prevention and Eradication in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Carliene Quist

Ethical Convergence: The Driving Forces of Globalization and a Means of Bridging Cultural Divide for Multinational Corporations in Joint Ventures, Roxanne Rabe

King Lear and The Idiot, Richard Raile

Styles of Parental Interaction and College Student Social Adjustment, Kristina Sales

Evolution and phylogeny of the Late Cretaceous Heterohelix rajagopalani - Gublerina cuvillieri lineage (planktonic foraminifera), Erin Saupe

Doing God's Work in the Devil's Playground: The Christian Right and the Republican Party, Gabriel Schlabach

Creating an Independent Film From Concept to Screen, Matthew Smith

Microarthropod Diversity, with an Emphasis on Collembola, of the St Johns Prairie in Burned and Unburned Areas, Nicole Solberg

The Relationship of Faith, Family, and Fears, and Sexual Abstinence in Emerging Adults, Amy Vannurden

Ageing effects on heart rate and heart arrhythmia of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, Lindy Watanaskul

Marital Love: A Decision of the Will, Nicole Zappa

Submissions from 2006

Implicit Egotism: How Johnny from Saint John’s Makes Decisions and Enhances the Self, Sarah Ahlfs

Post-9/11 Mexican Immigration in the United States, Matt Arnold

[title unknown], Sam Boggs

Eminent Domain: Property Rights vs. Redevelopment, Jonathan D. Casper

[title unknown], Jeff Clobes

Sex Differences in Long-term Effects of Endogenic Cannabinoid Agonists and Early Stressors on Memory, Evan T. Creed

The Effect of Closeness and the Self-Concept on Decision Making, Nicole Fritz

Corruption and Growth in the Philippines, Stephanie Hartje

[title unknown], Edward Heisler

[title unknown], Steven Henle Jr.

Adult Perceptions of Adolescent Culpability: The effects of age and intent, Connie Hoskins

Investigating the Gender Variable: A Sculpture Examination of Material Gendering in the Production and Perception of Art, Joseph Iverson

[title unknown], Sarah Knepper

[title unknown], Kevin Koenig

Genetics of Larval Heart Rate in Drosophila melanogaster, Jennifer Kruse

[title unknown], Shayne Kusler

[title unknown], Indra Lukas

Abstraction and its Effects on Runtime Performance: An analysis of the Thyra package, Stephanie Mansano

Simultaneous Determination of the Acid-Dissociation Constant and Partition Coefficient of Benzoic Acid in Heptane and Water-A Gas Chromatographic Analysis, Susan Moen

The Semiotics of the Tomb of Pope Julius II, Erika Nelson

Do Government Spending Shocks Increase Interest Rates?, Scott Nestberg

[title unknown], Amy Orecchia

Returning Home: The Experience of Reentry after Studying Abroad, Gwen Parks

Fiber-Optic Gyroscope, Steve Peichel

The effect of dietary diacylglycerols on postprandial lipemia compared to triacylglycerols in college aged males and females, Elizabeth Reisdorf

Everyone Who Used to Live Here Still Lives Here, Ryan Smith

Siafu!: The Musical, Eric Stinson

[title unknown], Marian Studer

Miguel de Unamuno y Georges de Bernanos: El camino de la cruz en la literatura, Martina Talic

[title unknown], Marcy Twete

The Actors and The Production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dragana Vidovic

Modernizing the Conception of the Multinational Corporation in Developing Country Regulatory Policy: An analysis of firm structure, FDI network development, and their relationship to regulatory policy, Jason Vievering

Searching for Harmony, Jacob Vos

Like mother, like daughter? An analysis of proteins expressed by wild type and mutant phenotypes of Candida albicans using SDS-PAGE, Laura Wilant

A Machine Model for Color Constancy, John Wilder

Submissions from 2005

The Long War or the Third Way? A comparative study of the Provisional Irish Republican Army and Euskadi ta Askatasuna, Donald Beaudette

Empirical Test for Ricardian Equivalence, John Boruff

L'affaire du foulard: The Muslims’ Search for Identity in the French Republic, Tara Boyer

An Evaluation of Java as a High Performance Computing Language through Jpetra: A Java Library for Distributed Memory Parallel Linear Algebra Computations, Jason Cross

One Bread, One Body? Catholics, Lutherans and the Eucharist, Elizabeth Dahlman

Factors Affecting Deposition, Implantation, and Retention of Radon Progeny in Glass, Jonathan Dumm


Antidepressant Efficacy and Behavioral Comparisons of Two Animal Models of Depression, Stephanie Ebner

Leading Ladies: Concepts of Femininity in 1937-1941 Hollywood Women’s Films, Kathryn Enger

Chopin's Ballade Opus 52: Analysis, History and Performance, Charles Fautch

Exploring Distributed Peer-to-Peer Co-evolutionary Genetic Programming of Finite State Automata, Joseph Federer

Before and after a General Theology Course: An Examination of College Students’ Religious Identity, Michaela Fettig

Long-Term Metabolic and Health Effects of a Low-Carbohydrate, High-Fat, High-Protein Diet in Mus musculus: a Nineteen Week Longitudinal Study, Donald Harris

On Stilts or Off: Motherhood as a Model and Motivation for Activism, Johanna Hatch

Roots and Wings: A Collection of Personal Essays, Elizabeth Hedin

An Analysis of Trade Effects on World Poverty, Matthew Hendricks

Preserving Global Stability: An Analysis of Hard and Soft Power Strategies, Nicola Jackson

Regrettable Incidents: The Historical Foundations of Japanese Stereotypes in World War II, Thomas Kain

A Study of Pollen Dispersal Models, Nicholas McClure

The Failed Palestinian Mini-State: Governance, Occupation, and the Future, Jeffrey Morency

Construction of the Community and Personal Satisfaction Scale: A Sense of Vocation and Identity in College Students, Joanna Morrissey

Semi-Direct Product of Edge Colored Graphs, Charles O'Connor

Equilibrium and Transient Modeling of the Fate and Transport of Radon Progeny, Eric Patton

To The Plath Then (A Collection of Creative Works), Casey Peterson

Red Lake, White Earth and ‘Blackgowns’: The Indian Industrial Schools of St. John’s Abbey and St. Benedict’s Monastery, 1884-1896, Thomas Reichert

More Than Two Genders: Negotiating Gender in the Ultimate Gender Binary, Angela Rudolph

Duets for Three Friends, Joseph Sacksteder

Words Will Never Hurt Me: The Harm Principle and Free Speech, Joseph Sery

Communication in Close Male-Male Friendships in a College Setting, Claire Spanier

Re-framing the Gender Divide, Large Scale Abstraction Meets Needlework, Marian Studer

Reproductive Isolation in Drosophila, Kathryn Thompson

RNA Secondary Structure: New Combinatorial Representations and Statistics, Robert Willenbring

Smoke Colored River: Depicting the 1862 Dakota War through Historical Fiction, Rachel Williams

Narnia™: The Branding of C.S. Lewis’ Literary Classics, Kathryn Winzenburg

Submissions from 2004

Kruskal's Minimum Spanning Tree Algorithm: Does Partial Sorting of the List of Edges Improve Performance?, Ellen Albares

A Challenge to Women: Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy of Transcendence, Theresa Arnold

Using Distributed Computing to Improve the Efficiency of a Genetic Algorithm, Joseph Athman

"Beauty - Be Not Caused": An Exploration into the Effect of Beauty on the Life and Selected Works of Edith Wharton, Anna Bartley

Passive Radon Progeny Dosimeters based on Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors (SSNTD), Julie Berglund

A Re-Examination of the Slave Diet, Elizabeth Blonigen

International Tourism, Demand, and GDP Implications: A Background and Empirical Analysis, Michael Brakke