Previous Thesis Examples

Theses in order of Date of Thesis. Click on the Thesis Title to read the Abstract.

Theses can be looked up through the library website by author or title and several are located on the second floor near the call number LD175, unless they are part of a special collection (i.e., Music, Appalachian Studies).

For forms, guidelines and more information about writing a thesis click here.

"My Honors thesis is a challenge like no other. It's more than just a research project; it's an opportunity to apply everything I have learned as an undergrad at Appalachian State to do independent work of my own. It's a time when I find results and, instead of being told what this means, my advisor asks me, "What do you think this means? What do you expect to find?" It's a time when I set my own schedule, accomplish my own goals, and make myself proud. It has definitely been and will continue to be challenging, but I have the guidance of amazing professors at ASU. And all of the skills this thesis is developing will be incredibly useful for medical school next year: organization, accountability, dedication, and the ability to problem solve and think critically. "
-Margo Pray 2013 Honors Graduate

Undergraduate Author Thesis Title Major Department Thesis Director Date of Thesis
Amanda Adams A Review of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduates' Post Education Employment Department of Business Administration Brian Whitaker 05/2015
Miana Breed The Literary Richard III: The Making of a Monster Through Historiography Department of English Allison Gullet 05/2015
Dana Cobb Environmental Enrichment Promotes Adaptation to Environment Rearrangement in Younger but not Older Adolescent Rats Department of Psychology Mark Zrull 05/2015
Karson Collins Intervention Methods for Spurring Emergent Literacy in Children who are Deaf of Hard of Hearing by Hearing Parents: a Literature Review Communication Sciences and Disorders Robin Morehouse 05/2015
Kristen Content CONSISTENCY OF STRESS HORMONE PROFILES AND ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN PERSONALITY AND HORMONE LEVELS IN A WILD BREEDING BIRD Department of Biology Lynn Siefferman 05/2015
Allison Crook THE EFFECT OF INTERNATIONAL AID AND DEVELOPMENT ON MATERNAL HEALTH IN HAITI Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies Andrew Fisher 05/2015
Zachary Cruz The Effect of Mood on Wishful Thinking and NFL Outcome Predictions Department of Psychology Andrew Smith 05/2015
Katlyn Doublin Personality Traits of Accounting Professionals in Different Practice Areas Department of Psychology Rebecca Kaenzig 05/2015
Correy Dowd Anxiety Sensitivity and Risk-Taking Behaviors Department of Psychology Joshua Broman-Fulks 05/2015
Joshua Draper The Cool Japan Project and the Globalization of Anime and Manga in the United States Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies Wei Xie 05/2015
Olivia Easly Clothing Calamity: A Crisis Case Study on Slave Labor Allegations Against Spanish Retailer Zara Department of Communication Tina McCorkindale 05/2015
Hanna Fox The Progression of Women in Legislation: From Property to People Department of Criminal Justice Elicka Peterson-Sparks 05/2015
Haley Goins Follow The Leader: A Review in Trends in Research of Women’s Progression to Partner in Large Accounting Firms Walker College of Business Pennie Bagley 05/2015
Kristie Kennedy Mathematics and Music: Using Group Theory to Qualify N-Note Tonal Systems Department of Mathematics Vicki Klima 05/2015
Amy Koran The Charitable Contribution Deduction: How Tax Policy Influences Donor Behavior Walker College of Business Tammy Kowalczyk 05/2015
Carys Kunze The Power of Group Dynamics in Musical Ensembles Hayes School of Music Jennifer Snodgrass 05/2015
Sarah Lackey The Impact of Age on Political Attitidues: A Comparative Analysis of the Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Millennial Generations Department of Government and Justice Studies Philip Ardoin 05/2015
Rebecca LaMaire Crafting A/R/Tographic Spaces for New Art Educators Through Visual Journaling Department of Fine Arts Brooke Hofsess 05/2015
Nicholas Lee An Exploration of Interventions used by Occupational Therapists Department of Psychology Cynthia Anderson 05/2015
Brittney Maslowski WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR BLESSING: ELIZABETH GRIMBALL AND THE STRUGGLE OF A SOUTHERN TEACHER Department of History Sheila Phipps 05/2015
Kimberly Noel Comparison of Water Quality Upstream and Downstream of Coal Refuse in Southwest Virginia’s Clinch River Basin Department of Chemistry Carol Babyak 05/2015
Kaitlyn Pechanik Mindfulness and Suppression as Emotion Regulation Strategies Department of Psychology Lisa Emery 05/2015
Katherine Reynolds The Impact of Sign Language on Hearing Babies' Communication Health Sciences Jennifer Dalton 05/2015
Connor Roberson Hollowing Department of English Kristen Jorgenson 05/2015
Danielle Russell Synthesis of Functionalized Tolanes for Release of Rose Scent Department of Chemistry Michael Ramey 05/2015