Honors College Theses

 

The capstone experience of the Honors College curriculum is the thesis, conducted across two consecutive semesters. This unique opportunity allows students to conduct scholarly research or a creative project under the direct guidance of faculty mentors.

A thesis project is required of every student who graduates from the University Honors College. The purpose of the thesis or project is to prepare the student for graduate or professional school, to provide an opportunity for the student to complete a scholarly or creative project of significant proportions, and to gain a new perspective on knowledge by becoming a contributor to the recognized knowledge in a particular field of study. This experience provides invaluable preparation and a competitive edge to students applying to graduate or professional schools.

Honors College Thesis Archives Collection is now preserved online through Walker Library’s institutional repository called JEWLScholar and are indexed in the library’s catalog. The thesis archives prior to 2015, are printed copies maintained in Special Collections (4th floor) of the James E. Walker Library and are also indexed in the library catalog.

Use the search box or "browse by" filters on the right side of this page to navigate the Honors Thesis Collection.

To see other Honors College publications, please visit http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/4362

Recent Submissions

  • Allen, Jeffrey (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2019-05)
    The purpose of this work is to facilitate a better understanding of how Thomas Hobbes’ interest in geometry and physics influenced his understanding of moral and political philosophy. He begins with sensation as a ...
  • Williford, Kaitlyn (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    As rates of recipients qualifying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Tennessee increase, so do non-communicable diseases due to poor diet. It is imperative to direct attention to this issue in an ...
  • Wilder, Jacob (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    This study examines the mission and values of the NFL in relation to their diversity initiatives to answer the research question: Does the NFL and its primary stakeholders, being owners, coaches, players, and fans, value ...
  • Warren, Clinton (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    Behavioral studies on introduced wildlife can provide valuable insight into its mechanisms of dispersal, habitat use, and the interactions it holds with the native fauna and flora. In this study, intrasexual (same-sex) ...
  • Schmidt, Michael (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    This creative work investigated Integrated Visualization and Endpoint Modeling with the intent to construct a software prototype. Integrated Visual Endpoint Modeling (IVEM) is a retrospective analysis tool that aids in ...
  • Ray, Mikaela (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    This survey of Tennessee music educators asks: 1) What are the attitudes of Tennessee music educators in regards to integrating science into their curricular ensembles? 2) How do these attitudes differ based on gender, ...
  • Dixon-Morgan, Sarah (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    Learning science takes on the challenge of understanding how students learn and the implications of the learning and studying process on student achievement in college. This thesis began with the assumption that student ...
  • Pehrson, Jana (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    This study examines consumers’ (N=166,133 women, 31 men, 2 missing) evaluations of and purchasing intentions towards online styling services (OSS). The objectives of the study were to (1) examine consumers’ motivations ...
  • Paulk, Herschel (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
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  • Parson, Esther (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    The focus of this creative project was to explore the poetic possibilities in the creation of a literary persona within a set of ten poems. I chose to focus on the creation of a narrative that explores the emotions that ...
  • Oldham, Cameron (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    Color Guard: Sport of the Arts is intended to act as a guide for anyone entering or wishing to excel in the world of color guard. This handbook is appropriate for all levels ranging from beginner to expert, used at the ...
  • Morton, James (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    In Everson v. Board. of Education of Ewing Township, 330 U.S. 1 (1947), Justice Hugo Black and dissenting Justice Wiley Rutledge relied on the words of the founding fathers to interpret the Establishment Clause of the First ...
  • Middleton, Madyson (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    The impending rise in antimicrobial resistance has necessitated alternative therapeutic options for resistant pathogens such as Cryptococcus neoformans. C. neoformans is the causative agent of cryptococcal meningitis, which ...
  • Mercado, Jocelyn (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    This thesis analyzes the national reconciliation initiatives in South Africa, Burundi, and Kenya for ten years after a formal establishment of peace. National reconciliation is the process where changes are in made in ...
  • Keller, Elizabeth (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    I was blessed to find my passion early in life. At the young age of eleven, I knew I wanted to be a pilot. I have carried that desire with me for a decade, and it has brought me to this point. After completing my flight ...
  • Ingle, Whitney (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    Exercise is necessary for individuals in our society today, not only for its physical benefits but for its mental and emotional benefits as well. Yoga has been an up-and-coming exercise for people of all ages. Yoga has ...
  • Horner, Katelynn (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    Today, waste disposal and generation are notorious concerns for the world. This concern is being worsened by the declining recycling market. As a civilized community, improper waste disposal can be dangerous to the health ...
  • Hayes, Devyn (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    Macrophages are phagocytic cells of the innate immune system, which defend the body against invading pathogens. These immune cells are capable of transiently adopting different polarization states suited to different phases ...
  • Guilizia, Joseph (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    Early and late season kudzu (Pueraria lobata) leaves were collected to analyze dry matter (DM), crude protein (CP), acid detergent fiber (ADF), and neutral detergent fiber (NDF) in situ rumen disappearance to assess kudzu ...
  • Grizzard, Lauren (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018-12)
    The goal of this creative project is to provide Sunday School volunteers with evidencebased pedagogies commonly used in a general education classroom to better the teaching practices used in the Sunday School learning ...

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