"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.

Honors Theses completed between 1985 and 2003 are available in print at the Eastern Michigan University Library. [List of theses in the EMU Library catalog]

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Theses and Projects from 2018

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Adverse Childhood Experiences, Self-Control, and Teen Dating Violence Perpetration, Madison Trace (Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology)

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The Hero's Journey Through The Hobbit, Leah Underwood (English Language and Literature)

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Men's violence against women: A comparative review of which programs work best, Yeliani R. Valdez (Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology)

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Navigating the World of Alzheimer's Disease: An Educational Guide for Family Members, Delaney Walker (Special Education)

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When Life Gives You Lemons, "Get In Formation:" A Black Feminist Analysis of Beyonce's Visual Album, Lemonade, Sina H. Webster (Women's and Gender Studies)

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Cleft Lip and Palate: An Educational Guide for Families, Ciara Woods (Special Education)

Theses and Projects from 2017

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Understanding the Interface that Enables the Interaction Between Two Dopamine Receptor Subtypes Known as D1 and D2 Implicated in Depression, Adam Baraka (Chemistry)

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Superficialy [sic] and Maturity within J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Louise Caroline Barbosa (English Language and Literature)

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Too Retro for Religion: Self-Identity and the Presence of God in the works of L. J. Smith and Bram Stoker, Jasmyn C. Barringer (English Language and Literature)

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An Examination of the Black Honors Student Experience at a Predominantly White Institution, Brandie Bentley (Social Work)

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Changing Perceptions of Loss: The Influence of Generation Effects and Message Framing, Kaylee Brown (Psychology)

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The Effect of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) on the Human Skeleton, Sarah Bruckler (Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology)

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Investigation of Atg11 and Its Interaction withYpt1 in Autophagy, Hayley Cawthon (Chemistry)

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Applications of Laplace Transform, Andre Cocagne (Mathematics)

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Type Dirty to Me: An Analysis of Sexting as a Form of Communication in Long-term Romantic Relationships, Catlin Cole (Communication, Media and Theatre Arts)

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Characterization of CcMANS1, a Putative Mannan Synthase from Coffea canephora, Janell A. Couperthwaite (Biology)

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A Review of the Neuroscience of Second Language Acquisition, Adrienne Cruz (Special Education)

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TL;DR - Communicating in the Age of Social Media, Julia L. Czekaj (English Language and Literature)

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The Nature of Identity: Ecofeminism, Women's Poetry, and Reclaiming Power through the Recognition of Parallel Oppressions, Jessica Dailey (English Language and Literature)

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All about Dat Bass or Linguistic Blackface: White Pop Artists and African American English, Sovoya Davis (English Language and Literature)

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Global Markets and Inequalities: Changes in the Cuban Society, Melissa Dreffs (Political Science)

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Death Spiral Convertible Bonds, Austin Dwyer (Accounting and Finance)

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An International Analysis of CSR Rankings and a Country's Culture, Victoria Fisher (Accounting and Finance)

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The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Leadership in the Legal Field, Jordan Giles (Leadership and Counseling)

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Beyond Shelby County, Anthony Gonzalez (Political Science)