"The Senior Honors Thesis or Project is the major culminating experience for graduating with Departmental Honors. All Departmental Honors students must complete a Senior Honors Thesis." (The Honors College at Eastern Michigan University Student Handbook )

Honors Theses completed during 2004 or later are available through DigitalCommons@EMU.

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Theses and Projects from 2020

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Perceptions of foster care workers on birth parenting times, Pallas Schuster (Social Work)

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Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) home range and habitat use in a dam impoundment, Bria Spalding (Biology)

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Children and childhood in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa and its theatrical traditions, Makoto Takata (History and Philosophy)

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Understanding complex post traumatic stress disorders in adolescents: A literature review, Megan Talbot (Social Work)

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Senior trumpet recital, Cheyenne VanNest (Music and Dance)

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To eat or not to eat: Urbanization and the foraging behaviors of Michigan passerines, Victoria T. Vo (Biology)

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NVRCH Music Festival: Creating and fulfilling the strategy, Honore Washington (English Language and Literature)

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Effects of a service-learning experience on English language teacher development, Evelyn C. West (World Languages)

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David: Donatello, Michelangelo, and Bernini, Marie Williamson (English Language and Literature)

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Historical memory and the role of the media in conflict resolution: A study on prolonged conflict in Catalonia, Hannah Zwolensky (Political Science)

Theses and Projects from 2019

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Examination of behavioral lateralizations in juvenile tarantulas in the presence of prey odors, Matthew Angelosanto (Biology)

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The crucible of Christendom: Roman Catholicism and the reign of Franz Joseph, Joseph P. Aninos (History and Philosophy)

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On the syntax of resultatives, Marley S. Beaver (English Language and Literature)

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Understanding the role of Atg7 and Atg14 in autophagy, Ronith Chakraborty (Chemistry)

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The European and American immigration struggle: How two continents endeavor to solve the immigration question, Austin Creal (Political Science)

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Critical literacy, engagement, and agency in popular music consumption by young adults, Mackensi Crenshaw (Teacher Education)

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What's in a name: Obamacare v. the Affordable Care Act in the 2016 election, Connor De Haan (English Language and Literature)

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Facebook and emotion regulation, Jennifer DeMent (Psychology)

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Memorialization & legitimization in the United States: Case studies of the Holocaust and Civil Rights, Savannah C. Ferrante (Political Science)

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Characterization of the histone binding properties of the epigenetic reader protein UHRF2 to H3 in PHD domain, Marisa Gilliam (Chemistry)

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Increasing communication through improved nursing education: The histories, policies, and manufacturing process of vaccines, Alyssa R. Gruich (Nursing)

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Characterization of reproductive tumors in caenorhabditis elegans, Shanti Nicole Gunda Bernstein (Biology)

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For your consumption: Curating and exhibition, Sasha Guo (Art)

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Attitudes, beliefs, and changing trends of cannabis usage among college students, Addison L. Jendza (Health Promotion and Human Performance)

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Health outcomes for low-income older adults with diabetes who receive services from Meals on Wheels, Monyca Johnson (College of Health and Human Services)