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MALS Thesis

Students are expected to complete a thesis as part of the M.A.L.S. degree requirements. Students work under the supervision of three faculty advisors, and may begin work at any time after the proposal has been formally approved. The thesis may take the form of academic or applied research, or it may be a creative work.

Below are some recent M.A.L.S. thesis titles:

  • "HALF LIFE: Loss and American Remains After 9/11"
    (Creative Writing)

  • "BETWEEN CUES AND BEHAVIOR: How Individual Differences In Self Consciousness Mediate Processes That Influence Inhibition And Moral Cognition"
    (Cognitive Studies)

  • "From Ohiyesa's 'Deep Wounds' to the 'Civilization' of Charles: Critiquing and Articulating Native American Manhood in Eastman's Autobiography"
    (Cultural Studies)

  • "WE'RE THE LUCKY ONES: An Oral History of Parents who Adopted from China"
    (Creative Writing)

  • "Who Gets Left Behind? Christian Fundamentalist Literature's Depiction of Multiculturalism"
    (General Liberal Studies)

  • "The Evolving Mission of the Public Women's College"
    (General Liberal Studies)

  • "What Hip Hop Looks Like: Recontextualizing the Hip Hop Aesthetic"
    (Cultural Studies)

  • "The Compatibility of Islam and Democracy in the Middle East"
    (Globalization Studies)

  • "Deliberate Falsehoods; The Rhetoric of Production and the Disappearance of the Animal"
    (Cultural Studies)

  • "Lexical Transilience and Counter-Colonial Poetics: Contemporary Keys to Roger Williams' 'A Key into the Language of America'"
    (Cultural Studies)

  • "It Indeed Feels Real: Archival Photographs and Ken Burns' 'The Civil War'"
    (General Liberal Studies)

  • "WHO KNOWS GOD'S WAYS?: An Oral History of Catholic Nuns in Ireland"
    (Creative Writing)

  • "Post-Secondary Education for African American Students in America: Problems and Prospects"
    (General Liberal Studies)

  • "'On Campus': Creative Non-Fictitious Television for The College-Bound Audience"
    (Creative Writing)

  • "I Will Chant Homage to the Orisha: Oriki and the Yoruba Oral Culture"
    (General Liberal Studies)

Last Updated: 4/28/09