Honors Program Theses

 

This collection contains Honors Program Theses written by undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at the University of Northern Iowa.

Every honors student has the opportunity to complete undergraduate research during their time at UNI by writing a thesis. Students work with faculty members in their major or area of interest to develop and conduct a study during either their Junior or Senior year.

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Submissions from 2016

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Still going bump in the night: a structural-esque analysis of yurei, death, and dying in Japanese folklore and anime, Samuel Nicholas Calonkey

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"Yeah, I taught myself on YouTube": young women and navigating the world of traditional crafting, Emily A. Gardner

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Liberty and justice for all? : Ethics in the American criminal justice system, Haley Hasenstein

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The adolescent refugee experience: cultural attitudes of high school Burmese refugees living in Iowa, Alexis Helgens

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Contrasting American and Chinese exceptionalism : Representations of political corruption, Tatiana Rice

Submissions from 2015

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Female mate selection criteria : preferences in short-term and long-term mating, Elizabeth R. Agey

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Non-destructive DNA extraction methods that yield DNA barcodes in spiders, Reva Ann Bork

Submissions from 2014

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Surviving in the age of social media: social media as the technological facilitator in the interpersonal relationships of college students, Ross L. Curnow

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Positional plagiocephaly among tribal societies and contemporary western societies: a comparison of treatments, results, and effects, Jacinda Rose Ruggles

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Excavation and stratigraphic analysis of a late nineteenth century boiler house, Ariel Marie Williams

Submissions from 2011

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Patterns of alcohol violations from police reports on a midwestern campus, Emily A. Wesley

Submissions from 2009

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Powerful and powerless speech styles in employment mock interviews, Amanda M. Wilson

Submissions from 2008

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A sociological assessment of the dental health of Latino children in Des Moines, Iowa, Esperanza Pintor Martinez