Theoretical Analysis: Marxist Exploitation Theory

By Emily Kreider ‘ 20, a Communication and Media Studies major with minors in English and Creative Writing. The following work was created for CMS 250: Intermediate Communication and Media Theory Brief Description: This piece examines the incompleteness of Karl Marx’s theory of exploitation, seeing as his writing does not take into consideration racial inequalities…

Recommendations for Risk Assessments of Intimate Partner Violence

By Saoirse ’20 Abstract Professionals within the criminal justice system will likely encounter victims and/or perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) within the course of their professional duties, given the prevalence of IPV. It is important that these professionals take a proactive and not a reactive approach to IPV and play an active role in…

The Unequal Treatment of Media and Communication Technologies

By Patricia Rana ’21, a Communications and Media Studies major and Arts Management & Entrepreneurship and Journalism, Editing, & Publishing minor. The following work was created for CMS 294-10: International Communications. Brief description: The paper aims to answer the question, “Do media and communication technologies treat all users equally regardless of their country of origin?”…

Writing to the Tune of Jazz

By Saoirse ’20 The following work was created for ENG 214: Intro to African American Literature and Culture II. When writing Jazz, Toni Morrison “was interested in rendering a period in African American life through a specific lens—one that would reflect the content and characteristics of its music [Jazz music]…and the manner of its expression”…

The Relationship Between Athenian and Medieval English Theatre and Their Governments

By Nicholas Splendoria ’23 The following work was created for THE 101-10: Drama, Stage, and Society I. Throughout history, one of the most important and influential theatres was the theatrical institutions run by Athens in Ancient Greece. The playwrights, staging techniques, acting innovations, and theatrical repertoire comprise some of the most important elements of theatre…

Becoming a Citizen Leader

By: Ian Adams ’23 The following work was created for FYS 101: Becoming a Citizen Leader. Within the semester of the FYS “Becoming a Citizen Leader” taught by Professor Harvey, I have gained an extreme amount of knowledge on leadership, what it takes to lead, and how to become the greatest leader you can possibly…

Regulatory Effects on Maryland Blue Crab Sustainability

By: Emma Cease ’22, an Environmental Science major. The following work was created for FYS 101: Science of Reality TV. Brief description: This is a thesis paper evaluating the successful measures taken by Maryland to revitalize the blue crab population. Reports from the late 1990s and early 2000s demonstrated extreme overexploitation of the species, but…

Faculty in Focus: Conjuring a Reader

Emily Steinmetz, Assistant Professor of Anthropology In addition to “Introduction to Anthropology,” Dr. Steinmetz teaches courses such as “Sex, Gender, and Culture” and “Prisons, Punishment, and Social Control.” In her FYS “Liberation,” students correspond with women incarcerated in a Delaware prison while exploring larger questions of what makes us free and unfree. Her current scholarship…

The Politics of Rhetoric: Reagan’s Rhetorical War on Nicaragua

Senior Capstone Experience by Victoria Cline ’19 Submitted to the Department of English and Department of Political Science Advised by Dr. Sean Meehan and Dr. Christine Wade Description: “This thesis explores the linkage between Reagan’s foreign policy toward Nicaragua and the rhetorical patterns he used to communicate this policy in public addresses during the years…

Southwest Native American/White Interaction: History as told by Archaeologists, National Park Service, and Native Americans

Senior Capstone Experience by Nicole DeWitt ’19 Submitted to the Department of Anthropology Advised by Dr. Julie Markin Description: “I completed research in the Southwest that explored the dynamics of race relations between Native Americans and White Americans in museum settings and how this affects the content produced by federal agencies to the public. I…

The Meaning of Art is Lost: A Manifesto

Senior Capstone Experience by Rachel Frebert ’19 Submitted to the Department of Communication and Media Studies Advised by Dr. Alicia Kozma and Prof. Heather Harvey Description: “My project, The Meaning of Art is Lost is a visual thesis that focuses on how the experience of art is based within commodity fetishism as an aesthetic object. I…

The Chester River as a Source of Nitrous Oxide to the Atmosphere

Senior Capstone Experience by Catherine Gaudlip ’19 Submitted to the Department of Environmental Science and Studies Advised by Dr. Rebecca Fox Description: “After introducing the definition and effect of a trace greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide, the paper suggests the Chester River is a source of nitrous oxide to the atmosphere through data collection and analyses…

Photography through the Social Lens: A Case of East Baltimore and Gentrification

Senior Capstone Experience by Danielle Lynch ’19 Submitted to the Department of Sociology Abstract: “The main aim for this Senior Capstone is to explore the visual method of Sociology through photography as a research method to study gentrification in East Baltimore and the social issue’s effects on the subculture of residents. With specific focus on…

The Effect of Gender on Animal Product Consumption Opinions and Behaviors

Senior Capstone Experience by Kelsey McNaul ’19 Submitted to the Department of Sociology and Department of Environmental Science and Studies Advised by Dr. Nicholas Garcia and Dr. Rebecca Fox Abstract: “The dietary and economic consumption of products derived from animals is influenced by various factors. Societal norms and traditions largely dictate the kinds of products…

Stress Granules Link the Environment and Genetics, Contributing to Adult-Onset Neurodegenerative Diseases like ALS

Senior Capstone Experience by Cole Craig Rineer ’19 Submitted to the Department of Biology Advised by Dr. Mala Misra Abstract: “Rapid progress has been made in identifying genetic underpinnings associated with neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In the past few years, there has been significant agreement of the idea of heterogeneous nuclear…

Aerobic Exercise: Potential Rose in the Treatment and Prevention of Depression

Senior Capstone Experience by Joshua D. Samuels ’19 Submitted to the Department of Biology Advised by Dr. Aaron Krochmal and Dr. Cindy Gibson Description: “Depression, one of the most common mental illnesses, is primarily treated with antidepressants that often fail to meet the expectations of the depressed individual for numerous reasons. Due to this, many…

Which Group has a More Sustainable Model of Terrorism, Al Qaeda or ISIS?

Senior Capstone Experience by Aziz Sbeih ’19 Submitted to the Department of International Studies and the Department of Economics Advised by Dr. Lisa Daniels Description: “The thesis compares Al Qaeda and ISIS models of terrorism through both international and economic focuses, and demonstrates that despite similar ideological beliefs the two groups markedly differ in terms…