The Honors Thesis is the culmination of a University Honors Program student’s time at LMU and the Honors Program. This collection gathers these works for posterity.
Guidelines for Honors Seniors
For uniformity of presentation, your thesis submission should include a thesis cover sheet. A template for this sheet is available as a public Google Doc:
Access the template with a web browser, choose File > Make a Copy… to create your own editable copy of the file, then enter the information that is specific to your thesis. Append this to your uploaded submission.
When submitting your Honors thesis information:
- Submission will require that you have an LMU Digital Commons account (which is distinct from your overall LMU credentials)—you will see an option to sign up when you click on the button. Treat your profile seriously and professionally: it is your permanent presence in the LMU Digital Commons.
- Include your thesis advisor as a co-author on the work. You may include additional co-authors if you have more than one mentor.
- The “Date of Completion” field is, in general, the end of the semester in which you finish your work and get it graded.
- The “Degree Type” field is where you can specify whether your work must be accessed from within campus. “Honors Thesis” makes your work part of the library’s public collection; “Honors Thesis—Campus Access” will only allow your thesis to be downloaded from a computer within the LMU network.
- When your thesis work is complete, please click on the submission button below to begin the process of adding your work to this collection. Your Honors Thesis requirement is not considered fulfilled until the final version of your thesis has been uploaded to this site.
- If your final thesis work is not in a form that can be uploaded to this site, please contact Dr. John David N. Dionisio, Associate Director of the University Honors Program, to determine an alternative mechanism for accessing your work.
- The information you enter can be revised after submission. Please contact Dr. Dionisio as well to request changes.
Signed Permission Letter
The only submittable item that is not electronic is a signed permission letter allowing the Hannon Library to distribute your work to the web at large, as opposed to just making it available within the campus network. This permission letter is required to be physically on-file in order to permit Internet-wide distribution.
The permission form is available as this PDF download. Download, print, fill out, and sign the form, then drop it off at the Honors office. The library needs this form in order to have the work be available on the Digital Commons platform.Submit Your Honors Thesis Information
Honors Theses from 2014
Understanding Intertemporal Incentives for Politicians, Juan Margitic
Honors Theses from 2013
Goodness: A Brief Examination of the Ethics of Confucius and Socrates, Jordan Thomas Christopher
Semantics Business Plan, Samantha Greitzer
PartiePoche Groupe LLC, Jillian Jaccard
Do Publicity and Stress Chase Women Out of the Political Race?, Stephanie Khoury
Why Poetry? An Assessment of Poetry's Vitality in Our Modern World, Kyle Pauline Oddis
Nest Behavior Testing in Captive Pine Siskins, Jordan Rudack
Honors Theses from 2012
Recording Arts Audio Portfolio, Jacob A. Braafladt
Senior Piano Recital, Hannah Bredberg
Waste: A Full-Length Play, Rebecca Dzida
OmniCrutch, Daniel A. Falaleyev
Role of Bias in Service Provider Selection, Richelle Haniffa
Championing Vigilantism: The performance of unsanctioned masculinity, Margo S. Jasukaitis
Is Wolbachia found in Dysdera crocata?, Lauren Kubeck
Elliptic Curves in Cryptography, Megan Ly
Riverview Avenue, Brendan McNerney
Laughter in War, Michael Petersen
Quinceañera, Ariana Quiñónez
Saning'o: A Story About a Maasai Moran, Matthew Rice
Luxury Brand Management in the Recovering Economy, Louise Santos
Ignored, Doubted, Silenced: A History of Rape in America, Madeleine Sharp
Honors Theses from 2011
In a Senior Recital, Scott A. Camden
Shell Eco Marathon Vehicle: Ninja Kitty, James Clements
Presidential Religious Rhetoric and the Faith of a Nation, Megan Cunningham
Training/Retraining Programs between Business and Local Government, Hanna Mae H. Dabandan
Exploring the Rancho La Brea Canis dirus Collection, Shea Quillin Franklin
Culminating Teaching Experience Portfolio, Amanda M. Keepers
The Age of the Rebels: How Cross-Voting in Westminster Benefits Parliamentary Democracy, Rhiannon Maria Koehler
Embracing Weakness: Henri Nouwen and the Spirituality of Imperfection, Elizabeth Llanes
An Equal Tax: A Paradox, Adam Margiotta
Kit, Kindra McCall
Microfinance: Successful Past, Uncertain Future, Linda Moore
Dirty Laundry: A Full-Length Play, Amanda Zeitler
Honors Theses from 2010
Blessed Are You Among Women: Two Murderers and the Mother of Jesus, Jessica Obenberger
Forming Effective Client Relationships Within the Realm of Accounting, Lisa M. Sequeira