Thesis Projects

Each year, a portion of CCT students choose to pursue the Master's thesis. This project serves as a capstone experience which integrates and extends the knowledge acquired during studies in the program and can serve as a representation of students' analytical abilities for professional purposes or for further graduate studies. Find out more about the thesis-writing process at CCT here or explore some recent examples below. 

2016 Theses

Do Political Film Adaptations Affect Voter Knowledge?
      by Angela Hart

Online Lovers and Offline Liars: A Communication Theory Analysis of MTV's Catfish: The TV Show
      by Ryann Price

Exploring Political Interest as a Multidimensional Concept
      by Isaac Riddle

ICT for Dictators: How Global Populists Leverage Internet for Political Gain
      by William Vogt

code/quilt
      by Olivia Payne

Decoding the Candidates: A Semiotic Analysis and Literacy Guide to Graphic Design Principles in Political Campaign Branding
     by Jilanne Doom

The Digital Gatekeeper: How Personalization Algorithms and Mobile Applications Have Changed News Forever
      by Molly Crain

Who Used Our Findings? A Study of American Foundations and the Evaluation of Policy Research
      by Jaime Gonzalez-Capitel Martorel

Disrupting the Status Quo: A Case Study of Digital Mobilization and Digital Activism in Black Lives Matter
      by Tyler Goodridge

Ephemerality and the Archive: Memory in the Age of Digital Remediation
      by Nathan Dansky

From Social Media to Art Making: Synthesizing Filipino Diaspora Discourse on Typhoon Yolanda
      by Amanda Andrei

Queer Embodiments, Abstract Drag, and Derek Jarman's 'Blue'
      by Hannah Calkins

Communication Efficiencies: Utilizing Electromagnetic Spectrum for Wireless Broadband Services
      by J. Stephanie Rose


2015 Theses

Understanding and Engaging YouTube Communities
     
by Kelsey Savage

Where the Schoolhouse Gates End: An Analysis of State Cyberbullying Laws
      by Andrew Postal

The White House in Technicolor: Race and Representation in Televisual Political Dramas
      by Anupam Chakravarty

Tough Turtles and Pretty Princesses: A Content Analysis of Gender Representations in Popular Children's Media
      by Shannon Case

Green Building Standards in the Gulf
      by Lisa Zimmermann

The People's History of Steam
      by David Shen

Understanding the Relationship between Media Use and Maladaptive Daydreaming
      by Handan Uslu

Charity, Anonymity, and the Power of the Heroic Crowd
      by Catherine Gach

New Political Actors in the Age of Big Data
      by Owen Agho

Mapping Student Activity Data to the Visual Design of Online Learning Environments
      by Daniel Davis

An Analysis of Techno-Legal Approaches to Discrimination in Data-Driven Marketing
      by MinAh Yeom

 


CCT theses from previous years are available through the University's Electronic Thesis Database.

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