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 2004

Roses on the Kitchen Table: A Choreopoem, Maria Capecchi

Islam in the Media: The Myth of Conflict in Scholarship and Discourse, Kelly Crow

Contar la Historia, el Presente, y el Futuro en Multiples Voces: Le Heteroglosia en En el ultimo azul de Carme Riera, Laura Cudzilo

The Effect of Chronic Mild Stress on Ethanol Self-administration in Rats, Meghan Doyle

Fr. Zosima's Love: Can It Withstand Nietzsche's Critique of Moral Values?, James Durfey

Artificial Neural Networks Applied in a Strategic Bidding Environment, Timothy Durnan

Nairobi's housing crisis: an analysis of the Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme, Peter Ehresmann

Medea: The Witch or the Woman, Amanda Fricke

Women in their Twenties: Life's Issues and Challenges, Sarah Gillis

The Virtual Classroom: A Fusion of Education and Computer Technology, Adrian Harper-Vassell

From Presidential Debates to Minnesota Classrooms: An Analysis of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Kathryn Hayes

Misremembering 9/11: The Cultural use of Nostalgia in national Memory, Matthew Horning

Changes in France’s income distribution resulting from the Socialist income redistribution economic programs enacted between 1981-82, Rachel Lundby

School-aged Bullying Experience and Relation to Interpersonal Relationships of College Students and the Moderating Role of Hardiness, Amanda Macht

Analysis of Obesity Prevention Programs for Children, Susan Matthees


(Thesis) Art for a People: An Iconographic and Cultural Study of Mural Painting in Minnesota’s New Deal Art Programs, Kathleen McCarney

Coalition and Conflict: The Formation of the Bush Doctrine, Teresa Minnich

The Effect of Head Start on PPVT-R Scores: An Investigation into Racial Differences, Laura Peterson

Towards optimal Usage of C++ Templates and Generic Programming Techniques, Paul Sexton

Impact of Education on Economic Growth of Senegal, Christelle Sitti

The Study of Femtosecond Light Pulses from a Ti:Sapphire Laser, Paul Stenberg

Restrictive Emotionality and Affectionate Behavior in Adolescent Males: A Small Groups Norms-challenging Experimental Intervention, Matthew Syzdek

Bounce Mapping: The Effects of the Range Coordinates Sharing a Greatest Common Divisor on Path Behavior in an Integer Lattice, Kevin Trettel

Uninsured: Determining Causes across the Nation, Kristin Westlund

Very Discrete Dynamical Systems, Rebecca Wolf

Tarantula Petting Zoo: A Collection of Short Stories, Steven Young

Submissions from 2003

Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy in Trinidad and Tobago, Janelle Aaron

An Analysis Of California's Failed Electricity Deregulation, Adam Anderson

The Textile and Apparel Industries in Mauritius: An economic examination of growth between 1971 and 1998, Anthony Anderson

The Effects of Apartheid on Occupational Distribution and Standards of Living in South Africa from 1948-1994, Theresa Bauer

An Excursion in High-Level Mathematical Modeling through Convection-Diffusion Model Problems, Michael Boldt

White Lies: An Exploration of an Invented Race, Tiffany Collie

Voyages to Re-creation, Lynn Cornell

Reasons for Self-Harm in Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder, Amanda Creed

Bioinformatics: The Effects of Sequence Length and Percent Identity on Alignments Done With CLUSTALW, Jennifer Dommer

Physiological and Biochemical Impacts of Creatine: A Study of Dietary Supplementation in Frogs, Gregory Dukinfield

Perceived versus Actual Personality Change during Study-abroad Participation, Emma Esser

Women Economists 1890-1970, Lindsey Etter

Approaches to American Indian Identity 1945-c. 1970: An Analysis of the Art of Patrick desJarlait and George Morrison, Jessica Haidet

The Effects of Development of the Maasai, Laura Hauff

Regulated Targeting of a Protein Kinase into a Flagellum: Understanding Molecular Addresses for Proteins, Matthew Hiemenz

Undergraduate Nursing Students' Knowledge and Perceptions of Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Tamara Keimig

Cuba's Management of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Implications for the United States, Erin Kuisle

Perennials: A Collection of Poems, Ryan Kutter

The market for operating systems: Is it a penguin’s paradise?, Radhika Lal

Fractal Analysis of Perceptual Categorization, Mary Lonergan

Applying Reinforcement Learning to a Continuous Environment, Christopher Marsh

Human Development in the United States: 1790-2000, John McCarthy

A Plan with Principles: Curbing the Gerrymander in Minnesota’s 2001 Redistricting Process, Michelle Melville-Johnson

Fighting ADD with Media Literacy: Putting attention disorders into perspective and exploring the mainstream mass media’s role in their development, Max Mogren

Genetic Engineering of Embryonic Stem Cells Using the Cre/lox System, Anna Norman

The Tension between Online Security and Efficiency in Relation to Online Business, Jared Pangier

Shadows: Tracing my father's changing silhouette through time, Carissa Renken

The Response to AIDS: Contrasting Governmental Approaches in Africa, Jonathan Rucks

Ramble, Amble and Babble: A Collection of Original Poetry, Amanda Schmitz

Behavioral Responses to Models in relation to the Visual Communication System in Adult Dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera), Laurinda Showen

Austrian Currency Reform 1945-1955, Kelly Shroyer

The Relationship between Perfectionism and Coping across Research-Selected and Participant-Selected Stressful Events, Sara Wonderlich

Submissions from 2002

Steroid Hormones in Sport Spectators: Does Sports Violence Relate to Community Violence?, Andrea K. Booth

Rosie the Riveter Meets Eve in Overalls: Images of Women and Femininity in American and British World War II Propaganda Posters and Magazine Advertisements, Rebecca Brouillard

Exploring Experience and God: The role of encountering injustice in shaping images of God, Katie Dugan

Computer Vision: Image, Analysis and Recognition, Ben R. Franck

Tyrosinase Concentration and Specific Activity in Five World Mushroom Species of Central Minnesota: A Biochemical Analysis, Jason Fraser

Jpetra Vis: A Graphical User Interface for Matrices and Vectors, Kara A. Hansen

Vivisection and The Theory of Chemical Combination, Chelsie Hanson

State Sovereignty Under Siege in an Era of Globalization? The IMF, The World Bank & The NAFTA, Shane S. Hoefer

The Personality of Richard M. Nixon: A Comparison of Psychohistorical Approaches and a Psychodiagnostic Analysis of his Undoing, Tomas L. Holtberg

The Lunes of Hippocrates, Emily M. Holt

Thank God I’m a Country Boy, Joshua Jipson

Family Matters: Cinderella Tales as a Survival Tool for Latin American Indigenous Cultures, Sara J. Johnson

Achieving Altitude Acclimation Through Intermittent Exposure to Hypoxia, Joseph C. Keenan

My Mother's Hands; Memory, Loss, and Grief- A Solo Performance, Dana L. Kelly

Youth Mass: An Assessment of Appropriateness, Christopher G. Kostelc

Women in the Minnesota Legislature 2000-2001, Melanie LaComb

Creative Interpretation of South Africa Today, Jennifer Lindquist

The Case of the Shifting Ideals: Gender in the Nancy Drew Mysteries, Anne M. McCarney

A Comparison of Two Equivalent Real Formulations for Complex-Valued Linear Systems, Abnita Munankarmy

Teaching Three Dimensional Art: A Program of Instruction, William Piatt

The Effects of the Introduction to Psychology Lab Program on Undergraduate Education, Andrea M. Priley

The Performance of Conglomerate Corporations: Unsystematic Risk and Jensen's Alpha, Dustin Rector

Children's Preferences Toward Doctors: A Pilot Study Focusing on Ethnicity and Gender, Elena Rosas

Scenery for Broken Hearts, Matthew Sand

ADHD and Ritalin: Evaluation and Experimentation of the Disorder and the Drug, Jennifer Lee Saylor

Protecting Brand Image: A Web Based Surveillance System, Rebecca Schafer

Contemporary German Women Artists Redefine the Art World: The Influence of Modern Avant-Garde Women Artists on the Success of Rebecca Horn, Rosemarie Trockel and Angela Hampel, Andrea Terhaar

Protest, Radicalism and Militancy in Spain’s Basque Country: The Basque Nationalist Movement and the persistent Struggle of ETA, Michael T. Weaver

Hemingway’s Portrait of Heroism: A Study of Gender Differences, Scott Williams

A “Nobler” Approach to Regulatory Reform: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Its Relationship to the Disadvantaged Corporate Citizen, Luke A. Yurczyk

Submissions from 2001

All's Fair in Love and WAR: Combinatorics in a card game, Eric B. Brever

The Simultaneity of the Past and Present in Marcel Proust's Combray, Caroline P. Capecchi

Interactive Voice Events Calendar: A Feasibility Project Using VXML, Nicholas T. Charboneau

Reflections on Betrayal by Harold Pinter: A Creative Theatrical Project, Kate Francis, Jerry Tischleder, and Sean Whitehead

Ambiguous: A Novel Exploring Gender and Identity, Jeffery M. Freihammer

A Modern Heroic Journey: An Exploration of Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, Jenny Gardner

Nonuniversal Effects in the Homogenous Bose Gas, Shawn Hermans

Education Success: Achievement as a Function of Expectation, Marcy Hochhalter

The Effect Enrollment in a MN Charter School Has on the Academic Achievement of Its Students, Sarah E. Holker

Parallel Sparse Matrix Computations on Beowulf Clusters, Kris Kampshoff

[title unknown], Christi Kubista

Exploring Don DeLillo's Underworld: Counterhistory, Language, and Hope, Thomas Lewandowski