Highly qualified students are eligible to apply for departmental honors programs during their junior year. Once accepted into a program, students begin work on their individual honors projects. We are pleased to publish those projects in this series.

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Submissions from 2008

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American Monsters: The Rise of the U.S. Horror Film and Monster Show Culture, 1919-1932, Ian M. Baldwin

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Statistics and Q, Kirstyn Bayer

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The Great Depression as a Catalyst for Changes in Mexican Economic Policy: From Integration to Nationalism, Stacy Maxine Corona

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Physiologically Based Evaluation Worksheet for Interpretation of the Videofluorographic Swallowing Study, Kristin France

Environmental Inequality: Injustices in the Location of Hazardous Waste Sites, Erica Martin

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Scouting 21st Century Feminism: Exploring Girl Scouts as an Activist Volunteer, Danielle D. Mitchell

The "Great Unity of the Texts Has Broken": Representations of Black Slavery in U.S. History High School Textbooks, Holly Priest

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Changes in the Affordability of Higher Education, Rachel Rocklin

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Analysis of Soil Microbes for Joshua Tree Restoration, Iyan Sandri

Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS) Threshold in Optical Fibers, Mark F. Spencer

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Understanding Autism: Exploring Society's Classification of the Autistic Body and the Representations of Autism in Literature and Film, Sydney Townes-Witzel

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Synthesis of Metal Complexes for Hydrolysis of Phosphodiester Bonds, Caroline H. Walker

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Glucose Suppression of ß-galactosidase Activity Via Catabolite Repression in Sinorhizobium Meliloti, Katie Weeks

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Conservation in the Bale Mountains National Park: A Statistical Analysis of Population Trends of Ethiopian Wolves (Canis simensis) and Human Influences (2001-2007), Chava Weitzman

Submissions from 2007

Can First Impressions Be Manipulated? The Relationship of Mood to Impression Formation, Rebecca Ballinger

Myth, Crowd Psychology, and Utopian Fantasy in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany: An Understanding of the Relationship Between Theory and Practice, Jason Bluver

Quantum Revival, Santino Labbate

Gender Role, Identification, and Attitudes Toward Homosexuality, Katherine Joy Lawler

Effect of CBR1 on Chemotherapy Drug Metabolism: A Paclitaxel Control Study, Kristin Paul

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The Power of Eminent Domain: A California Case Study, Whitney Marjorie Peterson

Accent-Based Prejudice in Preschool Children, Jason P. Springsted

When Willing Doesn't Work: Attention, Practice, Faith, Kristen Steslow

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Foreign NGOs in China, Leah Joy Taylor

The Edgework of Eating Irregularities, Britni Tweedy

Submissions from 2006

A Survey of Interpretations of Quantum Theory : A Panentheistic Approach to Quantum Divine Action, Mara Block

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Tasting the Forbidden Fruit: Transgressions and Rebellion Against God in Paradise Lost, Night, and The Innocence of the Devil, Amy Brinkmeyer

The Supreme Court and Fundamental Rights: A Framework Analysis, Jacob Daniels

A Study of Peak Spiritual Experiences and their Effect on Religious Fervor and Altruism, Theresa Marie Ellis

Can Colorado River Water Be Allocated Fairly?, Tanya Emershy

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Juggling By The Numbers, Casey Finfrock

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Using Nuclear DNA to Investigate the Phylogenetics of Californian Threespine Stickleback Populations, Thomas Frandsen

The Structural Collapse of Time and Family: The Compson Brothers' Inability to Reconcile Time and Love in Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury", Autumn L. Hawes

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Affecting Wnt3a in the Inner Ear of Xenopus laevis, Heather Elina Hodges

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An Evaluation of GDP As a Welfare Measure: An Analysis of Selected Alternatives, Colin P. Hoover

Creative Paradigms in Literature, Elizabeth A. Kuznkowski

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Minimum Wages and Unemployment Duration: Estimating the Effects Using the Displaced Workers Survey, Stephanie Rohn

The Effects of Chronic Hypoxia on Glucocorticoid Receptors in the Fetal Adrenal Medulla of the Sheep, Brandon Root

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The Art of Coding Theory, Josh Simon

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Defining a Principal Role of Fever: The Enhancement of Immunologic Mechanisms in the Infected Host, Carly Beth Sorenson

Theoretical Studies of Photopumping in Photofacilitated Liquid Membranes and The [3+2] Cycloaddition of Carbonyl Oxides in the Synthesis of 1,2-Dioxolanes, John Terhorst

Protectionism in the Wine Industry: France & California, Heather A. Thayer

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Gödel and Beyond: A Treatise on the Notion of Indeterminancy, Samuel Wu

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The Identification of RCY339 as a K.lactic cdc14 Mutant, Diana Zeilicovici

New Model May Reduce Gender Bias in the Workplace, Andrew Zink

Submissions from 2005

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Who's in Control? Explaining Middle Eastern Liberalization through Boolean Analysis and the Mobilization Space Framework, John Seth Alexander

Interactions Between Cadmium and Calcium Ions in the Chelate-mediated Metal Uptake of Indian Mustard, Brassica Juncea, Joseph S. Boyd

Women in the Economy: A Study of Women;s Wage and Labor Discrimination, Megan E. Cornell

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Black-Scholes and Monetary Black Holes, John P. Krumme

Fascinating Aspects of Romantic German Lied, Mary Ann Minges

Warfare and Women's Changing Role in the United States Military, Darci Mulvihill