University Honors Program

2020 Thesis Projects

2020 Thesis Projects! Created and Designed by CSUC Honors Students
Parker Staples Title: Almost a True Story: An Examination of Lying in Storytelling and Memoir. Lying is dismissed as a character flaw and despicable act despite its widespread beneficial use in both private and social settings. This thesis examines how lying is used in storytelling to connect with an audience, create a voice, and in some cases, even to tell the truth. About Parker: Parker Staples is a lover of stories from Jacksonville, Florida receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English from Chico State. She plans to attend law school after graduation, but admits that although lying makes a good story, it does not belong in the courtroom.
Sophia Beck. Title: The Perceptions of Feminism and Their Impact on Dating. This study explores the perceptions that current college students have in regards to feminism. and looks into how these perceptions impact the dating scene. The research focuses on first date scenarios, specifically, and analyzes how people's thoughts on feminism affect the outcome of a first date. About Sophia: Sophia Beck is an English Education major who plans to pursue a career in elementary education upon graduating.
Malissa Orozco. Title: Young Adults' Views on Consensually Non-Monogamous Relationships. Consensual non-monogamy means being in a relationship with more than one person. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how college students view fictitious vignettes of partners engaged in five different relationship styles (monogamy, polyamory, swinging, open relationships, and cheating). About Malissa: Malissa Orozco is graduating Spring 2020 with a B.S. in Animal Science with the ultimate goal of becoming a veterinarian. She is also well aware that her thesis topic is completely unrelated to her major, but she enjoyed every minute of learning about CNM relationships.
Danielle Strahl. Title: We Work for the Living, Not the Dead. This project analyzes how advanced forensic technology permits medicology investigators to provide quicker and better answers to the families of the deceased. The latter part of the thesis examines how religious ideologies and popularized crime shows pervade societies notions of how crimes are truly solved in America. About Danielle: Danielle Strahl is a Sacramento native who will be graduating with a BA in Anthropology. She plans to pursue a career in death investigation upon graduation.
Lindsay De Loye
Kellianne Long
Madison Blazzard
Jennifer Johnson
Kyle Colombi
Gabriel Samaro
Jaime Munoz
Diana Ramirez
Joseph Diaz-Kokaisl
Gurmanpreet Mattu
Christian Wilson
Nicole Meehan
Wesley Gibson
Ryan Kennedy
Angely Alamilla