A collection of undergraduate senior theses authored by Political Science & International Studies students at Dominican University of California.

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Theses/Capstones from 2022

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The Evolution of Frederick Douglass’ Slavery Debate: An Examination of his Rhetoric, Jacquelyn Torres

Theses/Capstones from 2021

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Indigenous Boarding Schools in the United States: Why Would Such Institutions Exist?, Aisleen Renteria

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Presidential Rhetoric about Immigration from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump, Katya Palacios

Theses/Capstones from 2020

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Asymmetric Threats: Analyzing the Future of Nuclear Terrorism & Cyber Attacks; The Value of Deterrence Theory for Addressing the Challenges of Nuclear Terrorism in the age of 21st Century Cybersecurity, Oliver Demmert-Shelfo

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Media Framing and Immigration Reform: An Examination of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, Lorena Paredes

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Politics Stops at Nature's Edge: The Need for Bipartisanship in Environmental Policymaking, Allison Kustic

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The Fragility of Democracy: The Rise of Authoritarianism in Hungary and Poland, Maria Fernandez

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Working to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States: The Role of Policy & Advocacy, Allison Popovits

Theses/Capstones from 2019

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Intervening in Wartime Rape: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Guatemala, Liv Salinger

Theses/Capstones from 2018

America’s Contradictions: Looking at the Effects American Exceptionalism on American Institutions and Politics, Akayle Williams

Bread, Freedom & Social Justice: Colonialism’s Effect on Democratization in the Arab World, Salma Abdulkader

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Egypt's Perilous Journey, David Nguyen

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Keep it 100: Do the First 100 Days Really Matter?, Hallie Balch

Mission Impossible? The Likelihood of Democracy in Iran, Natalia Chamaki

Mujeres in Action: Analyzing the Effects Female-led Civil Society Organizations have on Policy Change in El Salvador, Samantha Hunt

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Nationalize or Localize: Senatorial Incumbent and Challenger Differences in Issue Prioritization, Joshua Rosenberg

Soy Barack Obama, y Yo Apruebo Este Mensaje: The Obama Presidential Campaigns and the Latino Electorate, Sayra Trejo

Theses/Capstones from 2017

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Is Community Based Policing the Answer? Yemen’s Fight against AQAP, Maximilian Kaehler

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Presidential Campaigns and Social Networks: How Clinton and Trump Used Facebook and Twitter During the 2016 Election, Jack Davis

The Diaspora Impact on the Ethiopian 2015-16 Protests: Ethiopia’s Institutional and Social Progress, Tegist Worku

The Domestic Conditions and Influences of U.S. Foreign Aid on Guatemala Emigration, Monica Spohn

Vladimir Putin: A Profile into Dictatorship, David Enriquez

Theses/Capstones from 2015

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Looted Antiquities: Economic Opportunity for Terrorists, Vanessa Hanson