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    Crystal O. Wong
    First-generation college students make up more than one-third of the California State University population, but more than 23% drop out in the first year. Yet little is known about their first-year experiences. Most institutions rely on the National . . .
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    D ’Andrea Nicole Robinson
    This dissertation examines the implementation of a curricular intervention for directly addressing oppressive practices in the American public education system by implementing inclusive, culturally relevant curriculum content based in Black feminist p . . .
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    Francisco Orlando Castillo
    The passage of Senate Bill 1440 was meant to strengthen the pipeline from a California Community College to a California State University. This study analyzed how AS-T in Business Administration earners and non-AS-T in Business Administration earners . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Paul Christian Dunn
    Incident solar radiation (insolation) passing through the forest canopy to the ground surface is either absorbed or scattered. This phenomenon is known as attenuation and is measured in forest ecology using the extinction coefficient (K). The effect o . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Savvides, Michael Roger
    The proliferation of Information and Communications Technologies is a gamechanger for international relations, and the classical theories are not suited for application in cyber studies. The current literature on cyber studies, is fragmented, and lack . . .
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    DeMaiolo, James F.
    Through Gogol’s Satirical Eye examines in detail four productions of The Inspector General. The productions include the premiere of Gogol’s play in 1836, Meyerhold’s 1926 production, Evreinov’s satire on the play and directors of the time, and Peter S . . .
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    Rashty, Josef
    My thesis will argue that the best form of corporate governance is a democratic system in which employees can be heard whenever their beliefs come into opposition with those o f their employers. It will also argue that employees have a responsibility . . .
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    Selzer, Mark Albert
    Plato’s dialogues lack a complete account of dialectic as a philosophic method. To contribute to such an account, I show how dialectic is a process of ethical cultivation and an ethical way of life. I argue that there are three distinct forms of Plato . . .
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    Alunāns, Aleksandrs Yano
    In this thesis, I aim to demonstrate how I believe that Friedrich Nietzsche can in fact be viewed as a supporter of a virtue ethic in the Aristotelian tradition, using similarities with the theories of Mengzi, or Mencius, to show that this is plausibl . . .
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    Henderson, Brien Kenneth
    This is a musical composition which demonstrates my artistic development over the course of the master’s program and reflects on issues of finding norms in an increasingly diffuse musical landscape while also creating a link to musical tradition. The . . .
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    Zalewska, Maria
    This thesis is an attempt to analyze the shift in Polish and German cinema’s respective approaches to the historical narrative of WWII and the Holocaust. It deals with concepts of post-1989 national identity and the politics of film/cultural memory re . . .
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    Marquez, Christina Maria
    While there is a positive relationship between self-compassion and compassion toward others (Crocker & Canevello, 2008; Gilbert, McEwan, Matos, & Rivis, 2011), the extent of the relationship between the two variables has not often been investigated. R . . .
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    Gilbert, Brandilyn Judith
    From victimization literature, it is known that victims are often selected because they display nonverbal signals that flag them as easy prey. With the established knowledge that bullies are driven by the urge to dominate, it stands to reason that non . . .
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    Bachechi, Brenda S.
    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teacher efficacy and attitudes of elementary and middle school (k-8), general education teachers towards teaching learning disabled, emotionally and behavioral disabled, and significant . . .
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    Drutz, Karlie Alicia
    The Great Recession from 2007 to 2009 created a financial crisis in the United States, which in turn affected the operations of nonprofits, including museums. In this thesis, the impacts of the recession on museum fundraising operations are explored; . . .
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    Cleveland, Justin Bard
    Powerful Narrations: Incorporating Oral History into the Museum Model seeks to investigate how museums can effectively collect and utilize oral history collections. In response to the limited current literature on oral history’s role in museums, four . . .
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    Capisani, Simona Mila
    In this paper I examine the compatibility of truth and public reason in the process of public justification in John Rawls’s Political Liberalism. I argue against Joshua Cohen’s proposal that a political conception of truth is available for public reas . . .
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    Lau, Lung Yuen
    With the advancements in contemporary medicine and the improved standards o f living, people are living longer than ever before. Yet, this growing demographic is facing a challenge that consistently threatens their well-being. Falls account for the ma . . .
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    Luong, Sandy
    Joel S. Migdal’s work is centered on power through domination, how it is established, achieved and maintained. Migdal argues that the state is a fragmented structure that competes for power against a multitude of social organizations making up society . . .
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    Dunn, Glenna
    Observations of the globular cluster Omega Centauri taken with the Ultraviolet- Visible channel of the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3/UVIS) on the Hubble Space Telescope are used to detect some of the first candidate white-dwarf/main-sequence binaries in a . . .