The Honor Scholar Program is open to DePauw students of any major who show unusual promise and commitment to the development of the life of the mind. Each year a small number of carefully selected first-year students are invited to participate in the program and the special opportunities it presents. During their final year at DePauw, Honor Scholars pursue independent work under the direction of a faculty thesis advisor and a committee of two or more additional faculty members, culminating in an Honors thesis.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Experimental Archaeology and Brewing Beer: a Modern Reproduction of the "Hymn to Ninkasi", Mahayla Roscoe

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Birtherism, Benghazi and QAnon: Why Conspiracy Theories Pose a Threat to American Democracy, Emily Schabes

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Murder Upon Murder, Patricia Rose McKown Schuelke

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Become What You Are: The Student Handbook to Fighting Nihilism, Jules Shinkle

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Legitimizing the Laboratory: How Science Has Depended on Policing in Glacier Bay National Park, Cecilia R. Slane

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White, Female Cellist: One (Very Average) Musician’s Exploration of Identity Through Jazz Pedagogy, Amelia Smerz

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Holy Ground: A Website Project on the History of Indiana’s United Methodist Camps, Sheraya Smith

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Children’s Autonomy and Medical Decision Making, Haley Thompson

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Over-Medicalization and Criminalization of Birth In the United States: Exploring the Outcomes, Meg Wallace

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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The Progression of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement in the United States: The Human Rights Campaign, Tabitha Adams

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The Ethics of Cookies: Exploring the Collection of Big Data and Its Ramifications, Sarah Biely

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What to Expect When You are Not Expecting: the Biological, Psychological, and Cultural Setbacks Following Infertility, Lauren Butler

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Goals, Outcomes, and Efficacy of Music Programming in Prisons, Liam Byrnes

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The Ethics of Single-Use Plastics, Kiara Goodwine

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Is Breastfeeding Truly Best? Evolutionary, Physiological, & Cultural Factors That Shape Breastfeeding Practices, Emily J. Green

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The Search for Peace Education in Spain's National Curriculum: Questioning the Presence of Race, Immigration, and Othering, Anne Grujanac

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The Socialization Process of Masculinity, and Its Manifestation at DePauw University: How Race, Media, and Gender Contribute to the Malleability of Masculinity, Gabriella Hagedorn

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Evolution, Health, Medicine, and the Gap in Between, Mi Jedar

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Bringing the Past Into the Future: The Digitization of Classical Archaeology and the Trasimeno Archaeology Digital Site Museum, Rebecca Kerns

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Memory and Narrative in the Traumatic Mode: Interlocuting Trauma in William Faulkner and Toni Morrison, Peper Langhout

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The Future of Higher Education: How a Student's Decision to Attend College is Evolving, J. C. Lukens

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An Untold History: The Emergence and Development of Women's Golf in Scotland and North America, 1870-1930, Larisa Luloff

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The Dehumanization of the American Healthcare Professional: The Impact of Technology on the Ever-Evolving World of Medicine, Carli Maddock

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Hollywood's Return to the Home: Taming the Post-World War II Career Woman, Kate Marburger

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The Disunited Kingdom: Is the End of "Britain" Near?, Marko Mavrovic