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

  • Cole, Megan (University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    The goal of this project was to collect stories from D-Day and World War II veterans in order to keep their memories alive. Through my thesis, I explored the personal and cultural significance of documenting first-person ...
  • White, Spencer (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-04-16)
    The process of creating a narrative short film from the formation of an idea through the completion of the project involves many steps. This exploration serves as an explanation of the processes I undertook to create my ...
  • Weissman, Georgey (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-05-06)
    This study examined whether individuals’ tendencies toward Machiavellianism and ingratiation would predict their leadership behavior in sororities. Participants were 13 undergraduates who were present or past members ...
  • Wahl, Nathan (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-04-30)
    The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (CTSCA) as enacted gives a platform for companies in California making over 100 million dollars a year to display their readiness to cope with the ongoing problem of ...
  • Wadford, Tabatha (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-04-28)
    This comparative taphonomic analysis of faunal remains is an interdisciplinary and multipronged study of faunal remains and soil inside and outside of Black Cat Cave 40RD299. This study utilizes the methods of anthropology, ...
  • Uselton, Myranda (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-06-04)
    “MoleculAR Geometry” is an augmented reality (AR) application developed for the Magic Leap augmented reality headset. The application aims to serve as a learning aid for teaching 3D molecular configurations in general ...
  • Thibodeaux, Elinore (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-04-29)
    This qualitative study provides a view of Arab refugee families and their experiences as they acculturate into the American educational system: what their challenges are, how parents support their adolescents in their ...
  • Sharp, Carma (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-05-01)
  • Rouse, Emily (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-05-06)
    Inspired by The Humans of New York photography project by Brandon Stanton, this thesis project serves to provide an overview of the Latino community in the Middle Tennessee area through two parts: a research portion ...
  • Rodruepid, Nakanya (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-05-05)
    This thesis examines how cloud seeding works, and its economic effectiveness in Thailand. The research begins by discussing the historical development of weather modification, paying particular attention to the effort ...
  • Riley, Rebekkah (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-05-01)
    The grape plant Vitis aestivalis “Norton/Cynthiana” is known for its hearty nature and low maintenance. However, this grape is also known for its poor propagation. Plant tissue culture is a method that has been used ...
  • Reilly, Carlyssa (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-05-04)
    This paper reviews previous and current boy band management teams to develop ways to improve such management going forward. The four case studies include: Brian Epstein with The Beatles; Lou Pearlman with Backstreet ...
  • Newman, Vada (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-05-04)
    The 2018 midterm election marked a turning point in student voter participation nationwide and in Tennessee. Civic engagement organizations, advocating for civic learning as integral to university curricula, contributed ...
  • Merlock, Frank (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-04-11)
    Although the music industry continues to capitalize on the power of big data and analytics, the job of predicting a song's future value is left to Artists and Repertoire (A&R) representatives who must trust their ...
  • McKeon, John (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-05-06)
    History and scientific research performed by preeminent entertainment analysts shows that an audio-visual production regarding the subject of twister safety will undoubtedly save the American population from cyclone ...
  • McDonald, Corvette (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-04-24)
    By studying the history of Broadway, feminism in theatre, and the musical Wicked, this thesis analyzes how the lead female characters in Wicked are represented through a critical analysis of the language and themes in three ...
  • MacLean, Laura (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-05-07)
    Instagram advertising is a common form of advertising that has permeated the lives of consumers on Instagram. This thesis explores the emotional relationship that is built between Instagram Influencers, advertisements, ...
  • Kerns, Holli (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-05-06)
    An efficient synthesis of cyclopropyl peptidomimetics was developed by Dunlap et. al.; the key step of this synthesis is the cyclopropanation of amino-acid derived enones to access both nitrocyclopropyl and estercyclopropyl ...
  • Johnson, Landon (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-04-19)
    Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) students (n = 14) from undergraduate classes were asked about their vaping history and dependence, assessed on the reasons for vaping via the Short Vaping Consequences Questionnaire ...
  • Huddleston, Kristen (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-05-05)
    The present study investigated the relationships among language ability, emotional regulation, and conflict management style in college students. 37 undergraduate students completed a series of four behavioral assessments ...

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