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Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection


Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.


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2013 2018


Today’s prison industrial complex in the United States often dehumanizes inmates simply because they are criminals. Members of the free society are generally too far removed from the inside of prisons that most people do not see the harsh and cruel conditions for and treatment of prisoners. As a Dance and Justice Studies major at Arizona State University, I was curious about how to intertwine my interests in dance and justice. This paper chronicles my exploration of adding a human rights issue to my dance practice through choreographing a solo dance performance based on Cleve Foster’s unusual experience on death ...

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Kerr, Elena Marie, Schupp, Karen, Vissicaro, Pegge, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

Based on a true story, Rob Ilves is called to rescue a group of sick climbers near the top of Mount Everest. Battling time and the elements, Rob and his team must reach the upper base camps before it is too late.

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Johnson, Anamarie Louise, Bernstein, Gregory, Taylor, Philip, et al.
Created Date
2014-05
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I founded the ASU Shakespeare Club and then directed a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" set in a contemporary mental institute. This thesis includes the revised script, a journal of the rehearsal process, an introductory essay, and production photos.

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Gallagher, Nicole Marie, Fox, Cora, Giner, Oscar, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

My Barrett Honors Thesis Paper synthesizes three components of my Thesis Project, which demonstrates the process of developing strong research from the beginning stage of investigation of a problem to implementation of an intervention to address that problem. Specifically, I engaged in research on the topic of mathematics and students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). My review of the literature demonstrated a current dearth in the knowledge on effective interventions in math for this population of students. As part of my project, I developed and implemented an intervention to address the problem and help improve the knowledge base in the ...

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Cleary, Shannon Taylor, Barnett, Juliet, Farr, Wendy, et al.
Created Date
2015-12

A Tale of Two Deserts: Examining Food Deserts in Downtown Phoenix is a 26 minute 46 second documentary by Kaly Nasiff. Link to documentary: https://youtu.be/4pRBIwHb2qM. The documentary starts by explaining what a food desert is, as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture, and how the problem is compacted in downtown Phoenix. The USDA defines food deserts as, “parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets and healthy food providers.” There are over 40 food deserts ...

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Nasiff, Kaly Ann, Craft, John, Fergus, Tom, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

Since the 1960’s, the sport of American football has maintained its stranglehold as the most popular sport in the United States. Both in viewership and participation, football has a massive lead on all other sports, but as of late many factors have led some to believe that trouble could be on the horizon. With various issues including head injuries, player protests, and television viewership decline plaguing football and its professional league, the NFL, the door could be open for another collision sport from across the pond to surge in popularity: rugby. Played in 119 countries by millions of people, rugby ...

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Martin, Drew Nicolas, Lynch, John, Reed, Sada, et al.
Created Date
2018-05

This study focuses on identifying which knee injuries commonly afflict the Arizona State University students who dance contemporary ballet. The study investigates why and how these injuries occur through survey data and in-depth physical and written assessments with a test pool of five dancers. The study discovered three themes that emerged from the data: a lack of posterior chain engagement, lack of lateral support in the knees, and weight sinking into the knees and ankles. All of theses themes relate back to a lack of use of functional rotation, and its key relationship in supporting contemporary ballet movement. Though current ...

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Siegfried, Jordyn Taylor, Roses-Thema, Cynthia, Standley, Eileen, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

Students not only deserve to be actively involved and engaged in learning content knowledge, but it can in fact help them learn better. Arguably too few classrooms actually utilize teaching methods that support this kind of environment. There is perhaps fear that methods like integrated curriculum may detract from student knowledge. The purpose of this intervention study was to determine how the integration of dance and social studies with an anthropological framework effects student learning of content knowledge in social studies, as well as student attitude toward the topic. Research questions that were addressed in this study are the following: ...

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Smith, Karli Elizabeth, Kulinna, Pamela, Vissicaro, Pegge, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

The proliferation of interconnected and networked medical devices has resulted in the development of innovative Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (MCPS). MCPS are life-critical, distributed systems that are utilized to monitor and control healthcare organizations in order to provide a more coordinated, cohesive care-continuum focused on the whole patient resulting in better outcomes, and a happier, healthier patient. Medical Cyber Physical (MCPS) systems are life-critical, networked systems used to monitor and control healthcare and medical devices in order to provide more coordinated and cohesive care for the patient. Cyber-securing MCPS is difficult due to their complex and interconnected nature, and this project ...

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Lamp, Josephine Ann, Ahn, Gail-Joon, Rubio-Medrano, Carlos, et al.
Created Date
2018-05

Cinematography is the art of making motion pictures. I took on the role of cinematographer for three student film productions. The styles and process for each one varied. I worked with the directors to figure out equipment, shot lists, and schedules as well as their vision. The final products reflect the hard work put into each production. I gained experience and am able to pull from each film for my cinematography reel.

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Tello, Gloria, Pinholster, Jacob, LaMont, Chris, et al.
Created Date
2014-05