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America Animated: Nationalist Ideology in Warner Brothers' Animaniacs 

Rector, Megan (2008-12-15)
Television cartoons help to construct and maintain our perceptions of social reality. A depth hermeneutic approach for studying the Warner Brothers’ cartoon, Animaniacs, is described. Analysis of episodes featuring Yakko, ...

“And that’s the story”: Themes of Medicalization within Disney and Kotex’s The Story of Menstruation 

McFarland, Cristiana Shipma (2019-04-18)
This thesis examines themes of medicalization of menstruation in the 1946 Disney film The Story of Menstruation, a film that discusses the physiological process of menstruation and different tactics to manage the menstrual ...

And They’re Off: A Critical Examination of the Horse Racing Film Subgenre 

Murdock, Kayleigh (2018-04-23)
Horse racing, the ‘Sport of Kings,’ has been a popular sport in American culture for centuries, and the sport has been depicted on film continuously since the medium’s emergence. Numerous feature films have focused on both ...

Audience Gatekeeping Via Social Media 

Chavers, Rebecca (2016-08-01)
Using networked gatekeeping theory, this study analyzes how social media is being integrated into morning news programming, allowing audience members an opportunity to play a role in the gatekeeping process. Traditional ...

The Business of Love: Managing the Challenges of Legitimizing the Work of the Babysitter 

Kowtko, Lily (2020-04-15)
This thesis examines how babysitters construct their work as being more or less real work. I argue that babysitters construct their work as being both real and not real at the same time. In some ways, the work is real, ...

Challenges in the Institution of Peer Tutoring: Dilemmas in Student-Tutor Interaction 

Rabeler, Julianna (2014-07-02)
This thesis project is an analysis of nine, 1-hour peer tutoring conversations between tutors and students at a university implemented tutoring organization. The primary framework for this study is grounded practical ...

A Chinese Director and His Transition from Critical Banned Filmmaker to Box Office Success 

Tu, Haijing (2005-08-15)
This thesis uses historical poetics to analyze Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s film productions of the last ten years. Zhang Yimou has been famous for his leading position in the Fifth Generation of Chinese directors. Zhang ...

Comments on Covering Up: International Discourse on the Burkini Ban 

Van Yahres, Lauren (2017-07-07)
Following the Bastille Day terrorist attack in Nice, France, the Riviera town of Cannes banned Muslim full-coverage swimwear known as the burkini in July 2016. Similar to a wetsuit, a burkini is a conservative swimsuit ...

Common Practice, But What Are The Rules? An Analysis of the Witness Preparation Process as Reported by Trial Consultants 

Kelly, Jill (2007-08-15)
This study explores the communicative behavior related to a crucial element of the trial process witness testimony. Using a secondary analysis of data initially gathered by the American Society of Trial Consultants (ASTC), ...

Communication in Veterinary Medicine: An Examination of the Veterinary Medical Encounter 

Hall, Kathryn (2012-08-15)
The purpose of this study was to investigate client perceptions of communication behaviors employed by veterinarians during the veterinary medical interview. Fifty small animal veterinary clients participated, identifying ...

A Content Analysis of Minority Representation on Broadcast and Streaming Television in 2019-2020 

Webb, Do'Nyal (2021-01-19)
This study is a content analysis of minority representation on broadcast and streaming television in the 2019-2020 season. This research aims to understand the type of representation of minority groups on television; ...

Cultivation Effects of Medical Television Viewing on Aspiring Doctors 

Daniel, Kelly (2016-12-09)
Using a cultivation analysis approach, this study involved analysis of the effects of media drama viewing on the career choices, career perceptions, and career motivations of pre-medical students. Survey questions investigate ...

Desegregation at Auburn University: A Historical Look at the Uses of Media 

Willis, Lee (2005-08-15)
This thesis examines desegregation at Auburn University, focusing on the role of the media. Why is the desegregation of Auburn University less well known than other southern schools and what role, if any, did the media ...

Do You Measure Up? A mixed-methodological study of graduate student academic comparison, privacy management, and perceived program competition. 

McCormick, Melissa (2021-04-28)  ETD File Embargoed
‘It’s going to feel impossible until you’re through it, but you’ll get through it.’ Obtaining a graduate degree is no small feat and often requires not only mental investment but also emotional investment. Graduate programs ...

Dressing the Self: The Relationship between Self Satisfaction and the Physical Display of Self 

Huang, Yi-Han (2010-12-08)
This study was conducted as an attempt to discuss how important some elements of body modifications and supplements are as compared to the comfort level with one’s appearance. This study also looks at what relationships ...

Dynamics of class, power, and space: Situating High-Rise in the contemporary Brazilian documentary tradition 

Monteiro dos Santos, Nicoly (2019-11-25)
From the Cinema Novo films in the 1960s to Eduardo Coutinho’s documentaries such as Peoes (Metalworkers, 2004), O Fim e o Principio (The End and the Beginning, 2006), and Babilonia 2000 (2001), many Brazilian documentaries ...

Examination of how the use of multimedia characteristics, political partisanship and perceived organizational reputation influence perceived message effectiveness and attitudes toward the message of health organizations’ COVID-19 tweets 

Warbington, Abbey (2022-04-20)  ETD File Embargoed
Based on the social presence theory, this study aimed to examine the potential impact of using multimedia characteristics within health communication tweets in terms of perceived message effectiveness and attitudes toward ...

Exploring Higher Education Classroom Immediacy: Effects of Gender and Teaching Experience 

Wolfe, Kari (2012-07-27)
The purpose of this study was to investigate teacher immediacy behaviors in the college classroom and the effectiveness of verbal versus nonverbal behaviors in relation to gender and teaching experience. Three-hundred ...

Faction before Blood: Family Communication Patterns and Gender in the Dystopian Teen Drama Film Divergent (2014) 

Mullis, Michaela (2017-04-18)
This study examines the family communication and gender messages communicated in the dystopian teen drama Divergent (2014). Through application of family communication patterns theory and a family feminist perspective, the ...

Fagidaboudit: The American Dream and Italian-American Gangster Movies 

Lamberti, Justin (2005-08-15)
This thesis answers the question, how have both aspects of the American Dream myth been presented in the gangster films and how has the American Dream in gangster films changed in recent years? As Italians immigrated to ...