W&M ScholarWorks serves as the repository for W&M undergraduate honors theses. Students are required to submit their thesis in electronic format, commonly called an ETD (electronic theses and dissertations) to the repository.

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Honors theses may have restricted access for a set time period or be restricted to On-Campus Access based on the author's choice. Additionally, William & Mary Libraries places On-Campus Access and long term embargos on Creative Writing, Non-Fiction theses.

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Honors Theses from 2008

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Discursive Opposition to Symbolic Violence in the Nobel Lectures of Latin American Laureates, Olga Grosh

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The Economics of Roadside Bombs, Matthew Hanson

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From Brown v. Board to Parents v. Seattle: The Future and Constitutionality of Desegregation in American Public Schools, Jeree Harris

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Newly Discovered Mesozoic Basins in the Virginia Blue Ridge: Sedimentology, Provenace, Structure, and Tectonics, Ari Hartmann

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From Maiden to Matron: Victorian Heroines and the Creation of Domestic Identity, Margaret Patricia Harvey

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"Spreekt, Schilderij"¦Swijgt, Schilderij" : Some Thoughts on Thomas de Keyser's 1627 Portrait of Constantijn Huygens and His Clerk, John Hawley

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Community Supported Agriculture as Revitalization: Reconnecting the Farm and the Dinner Table, Jordan P. Howell

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An Analysis of COX-2 Derived Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in the Alpha-1 and Alpha-2 Adrenoreceptor-Mediated Responses of Thermally Classified Neurons in the Anterior Hypothalamus, Terence Edward Imbery

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Toward Biologically Active 2,6-Disubstituted Dihydropyran Ring Systems Using an Environmentally Benign Bismuth Catalyst and Mukaiyama Aldol Reaction, Lauren Katkish

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American Missionaries in Turkey and Northern Syria and the Development of Central Turkey and Aleppo Colleges, 1874-1967, Judd W. Kennedy

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Institutions and Economics: The Effectiveness of Reconstruction Efforts in Bosnia, Ashley Kramer

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Can Foreign Aid Give an Incentive for Good Governance? The Case of the Millennium Challenge Corporation in Jordan, Robert R. Landicho

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Lithologic and structural control on the evolution of a knickzone on the James River, central Virginia Piedmont, Karl Lang

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Creating Time: Rhythmic Processes and Metrical Forming in Schoenberg's Opus 22, "Vier Orchesterlieder", Olivia Lucas

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Mental Rotation and its Relationship with Motoric Accessibility: An ERP study assessing the effects of a physical barrier on spatial discrimination., Andrew M. Lupo

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Use of Non-Native Macroalgal Habitat by Hatchery-Reared and Wild Blue Crab Juveniles, Kristin Mahalak

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Plugging into Worship: How Contemporary Christian Music Is Impacting Church Musicians, David McClendon

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Multiplicity Lists for Classes of Hermitian Matrices whose Graph is a Certain Tree, Paul McMichael

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A Survey of Social Choice Failures: Majority and Borda Rules, Lauren Nicole Merrill

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Strategy-Proofness on the Condorcet Domain, Lauren Nicole Merrill

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I'm Not a Monk, but I'm a Bodhisattva: Green Gulch Farm and the Expression of Zen Buddhism in America, Natasha Mikles

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A Million Little Pieces, Incorporated: How Oprah Winfrey Maintained Her (Non)Capitalist Media Empire, Adam Jason Miller

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Broad and Narrow Cultural Comparisons of Children's Emotion Regulation: Studies of Ghana and the United States, Diana Morelen

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Rewriting Myth: New Interpretations of La Malinche, La Llorona, and La Virgen de Guadalupe in Chicana Feminist Literature, Patricia Nelson

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Trees and the Implicit Construction of Eigenvalue Multiplicities, Jonathan Nuckols

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Evidence for knickzone generation and landscape disequilibrium through surficial studies of the James River, central Virginia Piedmont, Lauren Parker

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The Effects of Rhythmic and Arrhythmic Eye Movements on Memory Recall, Amy Marie Pastva

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Horse Husbandry in Colonial Virginia: An Analysis of Probate Inventories in Relation to Environmental and Social Changes, Kimberley Peck

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The Impact of Ambient Noise on Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) Nestling Begging, Sajithya Thapthinie Perera

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Searching for Tectonic Moments: Geochemical Tracers in Young Anatolian Basalts, Sivas, Turkey, Charles Plummer

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Examination of the abundance and geographic range of rare taxa: survivorship patterns of Miocene-Pliocene marine invertebrate fauna of the Virginia Coastal Plain, Austin L. Pryor

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A G2 Electroweak Model, Ashwin Rastogi

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Cultural Value in Historical Pastiche, Timothy Robinson

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Derivation of an Operator-Based Spatial Noncommutativity Parameter, Kevin Carr Sapp

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"I Hate, I Love:" How Mothers Fail in Virginia Woolf's Fiction, Charlotte Savino

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Synthesis and Characterization of Copper(I) Halide and Nitrate Complexes of Heterocyclic Thioureas, Aakarsh Saxena

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Correlation of NIS mRNA levels with radioiodide uptake in mammary tumors and non-tumor mammary glands of MMTV-infected mice, Stephen Schworer

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The Nexus of Business and Politics: The Case of Same-Sex Partner Benefits, Ryne Scott

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The Effects of Cirazoline and Clonidine on the Firing Rates of Thermally Classified Neurons in the Anterior Hypothalamus of the Rat, Andrew Speidell

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The Origins of Abbott Zoned Incised Ceramics in the late Middle Woodland Virginia Coastal Plain: An LA-ICP-MS Analysis, Laura Steadman

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John Steuart Curry: A Pictorial Autobiography, Kathryn Lee Swanson

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Transcription factor coexpression with GABAergic and glycinergic terminal differentiation genes, Daniel Cole Teasley

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From Shadwell to Monticello: The Material Culture of Slavery, 1760-1774, Sarah E. Thomas

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Parent-Child Concordance on Children's Emotion Regulation: Influence of Age, Gender, and Type of Emotion, Brooke Tortorella

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Religion and the Political Sphere: The Limitations of Public Reason, Joshua Allen Turner

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The Ecology of Scale, Joshua Wayland

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Gas-Phase Acidities and Proton Affinities of Amino Acid Analogs from the Extended Kinetic Method, Ian Webb

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"Though my people slay me, yet I will trust in them:" Varina Davis and the Elusive Paradigm of the Politically Elite Confederate Woman, Ashley Whitehead

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Breaking the Silence: South African Muslim Responses to HIV/AIDS and a Theology of Compassion, Katherine Davila Willson

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Linguistic Clues: The Foreign Language Learner's Use of Sortal Classifiers and Morphological Cues in Mandarin Chinese, Jennifer Lynn Wilson

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Confronting Jihad: Past Experience and Counterterrorism Since September 11, Michael Woolslayer

Honors Theses from 2007

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Reinventing Soviet visual memory :a case study of Marina Goldovskaia's documentary Solovki power, Erin Rebecca Alpert

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"Again in the Providence of God:" Two Appalachian Women Inscribe Community, Family, and Faith on the Civil War, Elizabeth Jean Anderson

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It Was Honest: The Politics of Authenticity in the American Folk Revival and British Punk Subcultures, John Frederick Bell

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The New Idealism in International Relations: Hegelian Theory of the International System, John Kainer

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Ceramics of the Spanish-Atlantic World, Kathryn Lee Swanson

Honors Theses from 2006

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The diary of Fannie Fain of Blountville : defining allegiance in Civil War era East Tennessee, Jennifer M. Brickey

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A Prototype for In Situ Packet Filtering, William Watson Cline

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Waipaoa River: Physical & Chemical Analysis of an Active Margin River, Keith Moodhe

Honors Theses from 2004

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Commodifying identities : representations of the intelligentsia in post-Soviet crime fiction, Joseph Matthew Kiser

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The patriotism of the minority :the role of the African American soldier in the American Civil War, Benjamin Lee Miller

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High art joins popular culture: the life and cover art of J.C. Leyendecker, Lindsay Anne Moroney

Honors Theses from 2003

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Success in unity : John Corigliano's score to The red violin (1999), Michael Robert Glaser

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The Presentation of the History of Childhood in Living History Museums, Katherine Megan Johnson

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Nonparametric Estimation of the Cumulative Intensity Function for a Nonhomogeneous Service Process, Eric Rozier

Honors Theses from 2002

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The festival of world sacred music : recontextualizing religious ritual on the secular stage, Deborah Justice

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Factors that Control Trail Conditions in the College Woods, Ryan Scott McKinney

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The Hanoverian Interest; British Foreign Policy and the Electorate of Hanover, 1740-1760, John Wagner

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The Patawomeck and the Dog Mart: Continuity, Identity, and Invented Tradition, Jason A. Zacchetti

Honors Theses from 2001

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Distribution, Mineralogy and Geologic History of the Travertine-Marl deposits along Falling Spring Run, Verona, Virginia, Christopher A. Carroll

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Renaissance men : Xu Guangqi, Matteo Ricci, and the Jesuit mission in China, David Heitz Hiett

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The Contact Dependent Nature of the Expression of Outer Membrane Protein Genes in Helicobacter pylori, June Kim

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The "grandness" of light opera : Giuseppe's [sic] Verdi's influence on Gilbert and Sullivan's The pirates of Penzance, Leonidas F. Lagrimas

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"So Well Endowed": Economic Support of the College of William and Mary During the Colonial Period, Kristin A. Zech

Honors Theses from 2000

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"The longed-for place" : Saewulf and twelfth-century pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Margaret Elizabeth Garnett

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Simplex Search Behavior in Nonlinear Optimization, Adam P. Gurson

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La peine de 'Doublage': la representation du bagne de la Guyane Francaise et le discours colonialiste, Amanda Alice Shoaf

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Model-Assisted Pattern Search, Christopher M. Siefert

Honors Theses from 1999

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A Grammatical Description of the Hitchiti Language, Jesse Mercer

Honors Theses from 1997

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Molecular characterization of two Xenopus laevis metabotropic glutamate receptors: mGluR3 and mGluR5, Thomas Buss

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"Wen I wuz young" : the socialization and education of slave children on low country plantations, 1800-1860, Elizabeth Marshall Keys

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John De Sequeyra's Notes on diseases, Sarah C. McEntee

Honors Theses from 1996

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The Causative Voice in Mikasuki, Marcy Coon

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Geology of the Cactus Hill Archaeological Site (44SX202), Sussex County, Virginia, Kevin B. Jones

Honors Theses from 1992

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Uncommon devotion: the character of one Union soldier, John C. W. Harper

Honors Theses from 1991

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Universities under fire :the strategic management of budgetary retrenchment, A. Eric Kauders Jr.

Honors Theses from 1990

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A Study of Shale as it Affects Carbonate Concretion and Barite Nodule Growth at an Outcrop of the Millboro Shale near Boiling Spring, Virginia, Christopher Weesner

Honors Theses from 1988

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Did you say "utter nonsense?" : an examination of the linguisitic theories of F. de Saussure and Noam Chomsky, R.G. Herndon Jr.

Honors Theses from 1986

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Christian realism and liberation theology : dialogue, dialectic, and sythesis, Elizabeth Frances McCloskey

Honors Theses from 1982

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Reinhold Niebuhr and Jerry Falwell: the Christian in politics, James B. Comey

Honors Theses from 1981

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Francis Schaeffer's assessment of Karl Barth : Christian apologist on the offensive, Ronald F. Wright

Honors Theses from 1973

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The New York Nation and the Negro, 1865-1900, Roy R. Morris

Honors Theses from 1965

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The establishment of Yugoslavia: a case study of political symbols and their manipulation, Robert Michael Gates