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For Communication Department honors theses produced beginning in 2011, please access eScholarship@BC

Honors students are encouraged to deposit their theses in eScholarship@BC, the digital repository for archiving and global access.

Learn more about submitting your thesis.

For honors theses produced through 2010, please see below.


Tula Batanchiev '09

Thesis Title: "Entertainment or Oppression: Media Depiction of Domestic Abuse"
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Bonnie S. Jefferson


Christina N. Cerutti '10

Thesis Title: “One Click to Suicide: First Amendment Case Law and its Applicability to Cyberspace”
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Dale A. Herbeck


Patrick B. Corcoran '09

Thesis Title: "More Than a Man, Becoming a God; The Rhetorical Evolution of Michael Jordan"
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Bonnie S. Jefferson


Laura Correnti '10

Thesis Title: “What a President Says Matters: An Analysis of Presidential Responses in Times of Economic Crisis”
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Bonnie S. Jefferson


Lisa De Gray '09

Thesis Title: "A Monster and a Test Case: Media Framing in the Hissène Habré War Crimes Case"
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Charles E. Morris III


Brenden P. Dougherty '10

Thesis Title: “Poisoning the Learning Environment: Creating More Space for Student Speech”
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Dale A. Herbeck


Elizabeth A. Glatzer '10

Thesis Title: “Sitcoms in a League of Their Own: A Critical Analysis of Situational Feminism in The Golden Girls and Sex and the City”
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Bonnie S. Jefferson


Kia Guarino '09

Thesis Title: "American Presidents and Humanitarian Crises: The Rhetorical Marginalization of Genocide in Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda"
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Bonnie S. Jefferson


Cooley Ann Horner '09

Scholar of the College
Thesis Title:
"'Touched Already By A Glory That Leaves No Man Ever Quite the Same': Charisma in Modern Campaign Rhetoric"
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Bonnie Jefferson


Emily Koruda '10

Thesis Title: “‘Any One of the Prisoners Would Have Been Willing to Die for His Country’: A Rhetorical Analysis of Prisoners of War Survival Narratives”
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Bonnie S. Jefferson


Mary Elizabeth Lauer '10

Thesis Title: “Dog Fighting and the First Amendment: An Analysis Using the Categorical Approach”
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Dale A. Herbeck


Emily Ann Legros '10

Thesis Title: “Unsubs and Profilers: Reality or Fiction? Depiction of Criminal Profiling in the Television Series Criminal Minds”
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Bonnie S. Jefferson 


Michelle E. Losordo '10

Thesis Title: “An Ex of a Friend is My Friend?: An Exploration of the Effects of Pre-Marital Romantic Relationship Termination on Social Networks”
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Pamela J. Lannutti


Evin Brooks Luongo '09

Thesis Title: "The Myth of Colorblind Reporting: The Rhetoric of Racial Stereotyping in News Coverage of Athletes Accused of Crimes"
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Bonnie Jefferson


Megan Maginnis '10

Thesis Title: “From Polarization to Accommodation: The Rhetorical Progress towards Peace in Northern Ireland”
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Bonnie S. Jefferson


Blair Marsh '10

Thesis Title: “The Emperor and the Little King: The Narrative Construction of Kobe Bryant and Lebron James”
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Bonnie S. Jefferson


Megan L. Marzec '09

Thesis Title: "From Silent Spring to An Inconvenient Truth: Framing Environmental Arguments for the Public Sphere"
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Dale A. Herbeck


Toni Mione '10

Thesis Title: “From Betamax to YouTube: Communication Technology and Copyright Law”
PDF document
Adviser: Dr. Dale A. Herbeck


Kellen E. O’Gara '10

Thesis Title: “An Apocalypse of Change: The Reconstruction of the American Identity in Post-9/11 Cinema”
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Bonnie S. Jefferson


Alicia M. Parmentier '09

Thesis Title: "Constructed Reality: The Narrative Conceptualization of National Disaster News Coverage"
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Bonnie S. Jefferson


Anisha Patel '10

Thesis Title: “The Ideology of Madness in Media: A Textual Analysis of International Newspaper Coverage of Mental Illness”
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Elfriede Fürsich


Madeleine K. Rodriguez '09

Thesis Title: "Reexamining Section 230 of the CDA and Online Anonymous Speech: Defamation on the Internet and the Websites that Facilitate It"
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Dale A. Herbeck


Margaret Rulli '10

Thesis Title: “‘Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night’: The Evolution of Humor as Rhetorical Statement in the 35 years of Saturday Night Live”
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Bonnie S. Jefferson


Paige K. Salvia '09

Thesis Title: "The Power of the Pyramid: A Framework for Regulating Crime-Facilitating Web Sites"
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Dale A. Herbeck


Sydney S. Sanchez '10

Thesis Title: “Can Web Sites Incite? Extending Physical Standards into the Virtual World”
PDF document
Adviser: Dr. Dale A. Herbeck


Kelly T. Skrodzki '09

Thesis Title: "Busted Tees: Expressive T-Shirts and a Reexamination of the Tinker Framework"
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Dale A. Herbeck


Molly C. Tormey '09

Thesis Title: "Divided They Fall: An Analysis of the Destructive Effect of Propaganda on Women's Embodiment in War"
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. Lisa M. Cuklanz


Michael M. Tuntevski '10

Thesis Title: “‘God Hates Fags’ and You, Too: A Rhetorical Analysis of the
Westboro Baptist Church’s Anti-Gay Diatribe”
Adviser: Dr. Bonnie S. Jefferson


Patrick Viklund '09

Thesis Title: "Brains versus Brawn: An Analysis of Stereotyping and Racial Bias in National Football League Broadcasts"
PDF document
Adviser:
Dr. William E. Stanwood

 

 

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