This digital archive of Capstone projects and Master's theses gathers the culminating experiences of both undergraduate and graduate students at CSUMB.

To view capstones and theses separately, please see the links below:

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Capstones/Theses from 2004

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Capstone Project: Spatial distribution of coast and dune buckwheat (Eriogonum latifolium & E. parvifolium) in a restoration site on the Fort Ord dunes of California, Heather Wallingford

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Capstone Project: Suicide's bitter melody : existing review of professional and published works on suicide's connection to music, Sean Scully

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Capstone Project: Tell a Friend : a program designed to help women get mammograms, Erin Kristine Finley

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Capstone Project: The Linkages Program, Mark Perez

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Capstone Project: The manual for Alisal Healthy Start, Antonio Barajas

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Capstone Project: Towards an assessment of reading volunteer performance : four case studies of Monterey County Reads reading volunteers, Lucas Salazar

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Capstone Project: Walkable communities of Salinas, California, Jessica Hunt

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Master's Thesis: A model of a professional development program with an emphasis on serving typically underserved populations for educators working with gifted and talented students, Sandra Shephard

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Master's Thesis: Analysis and critique of existing Greek elementary schools' 4th grade language textbook : proposal of guidelines for the development of an inclusive multicultural language curriculum, Effrosyni Sakaloglou

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Master's Thesis: Beyond the classroom : learning through field trips, Diane Nugent

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Master's Thesis: Bilingual preschool education : an anti-bias social activist approach, Luz Marina Cardona

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Master's Thesis: Commercialization of public education : voices of academics and educators on corporate involvement in the schools, Oriana Parenti

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Master's Thesis: Creating an anti-bias children's book, Leslie Ian Stewart Jenkins

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Master's Thesis: Dual language immersion : the educational practices that contribute to the success of English only kindergarten students in learning Spanish, Shari Nacht

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Master's Thesis: Early introduction to English literacy instruction for bilingual students : does it facilitate or hinder success?, Carolina Evans-Roman

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Master's Thesis: Economic empowerement of women through higher level technology training, Jenipher Achieng Owuor

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Master's Thesis: How can the educational needs of homeless youth be better served?, Andrea Vandom

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Master's Thesis: How we help our children : Mexican immigrant parents of high-achieving students, Katharine Neumann Richman

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Master's Thesis: Internet banking history and strategies : a case study of U.S. and Greek banks, Despoina Anesti

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Master's Thesis: Learning days : shifting identities through collaborative action, Ryan Richard Oliver

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Master's Thesis: Low oral communication and communication apprehension in the high school classroom, Christi A. Crutchfield

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Master's Thesis: Marine geology and potential rockfish habitat in the southwestern San Juan Islands, Washington, Janet E. Tilden

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Master's Thesis: No direct translation : the other immigrants in a Mexican community at an American school, J. Eric Gross

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Master's Thesis: The Geology, Geochemistry and Ecology of a Shallow Water Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Bahía Concepción, Baja California Sur, México, Matthew J. Forrest

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Master's Thesis: The use of manipulatives and education materials to teach young children about science and conservation, Jenny F. de la Hoz

Capstones/Theses from 2003

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Capstone Project: A new bottom line : the ethics of profitability through environmental sustainability, Aaron W. Hull

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Capstone Project: Because you can : a contextual autobiography, Lisa Marie Underdown

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Capstone Project: Bullying affects on children and prevention strategies, Elizabeth Rada

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Capstone Project: Exploring the importance of incorporating the visual and creative arts into elementary school curriculum, Emily McDaniel

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Capstone Project: Feminism and science fiction, Emily Garton

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Capstone Project: Gender bias in our school system and its effect on career choices for females, Les Stuart

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Capstone Project: Hollister, California : birthplace of the American biker, Sarah Capulli

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Capstone Project: Iraq War stories : how newspapers covered the first days of the war, Brian M. Kees

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Capstone Project: Mi programa radial : the effects of Spanish morning radio programs on the Latino community, Rocío Palacios Almodóvar

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Capstone Project: The ethics of sport : moral guidelines for effective coaching, Jennifer Lynne Whitemore

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Capstone Project: The poverty of language in education : a social class perspective on an unequal institution, Julio J. Cardona

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Capstone Project: Veteran Transition Center's Coming Home Program, Kelly Hieger

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Master's Thesis: Aprendemos letras y sus sonidos : Learning letters and their sounds : an interactive experience, Diana M. Flores

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Master's Thesis: Core curriculum in Chad : a case study, Nouracham Niam

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Master's Thesis: Dance as identity, resistance and power : danza indígena de La Huasteca, México, Janet Rachel Johns

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Master's Thesis: Dismantling the master's house : using whose tools? : a critical analysis of the experiences of University Service Advocates at the Service Learning Institute of California State University, Monterey Bay, Judith Flores

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Master's Thesis: Domoic acid in the benthic food web of Monterey Bay, California, Judah D. Goldberg

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Master's Thesis: Dynamic assessment and reading instruction, Lori Voogd

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Master's Thesis: Empowering African American women to use their voices, Debra Bolger

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Master's Thesis: Examining multiage education : what teaching strategies and practices best support the academic and social needs of students in multiage classes?, Mary Lisa Kelley

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Master's Thesis: Inviting soul into the public school classroom, Natalie Bernasconi

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Master's Thesis: Lesson study : the school garden as an integrating context for science and language learning, Karen Nordstrom

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Master's Thesis: Monitoring harbor dredging and sedimentary changes in coastal habitats of the Santa Cruz Bight, California, Steven G. Watt

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Master's Thesis: Nuclear intron phylogenies and evolution of clonality among Northeastern Pacific Anthopleura species, Laurie J. Fitzgerald

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Master's Thesis: Sediment accumulation and sedimentary diatom abundance on the continental shelf of central California, Roger C. Lewis

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Master's Thesis: Teachers using computers in successful, effective and meaningful ways, Juanita Perea-Jimenez

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Master's Thesis: The distribution and abundance of marine birds in nearshore waters of Monterey Bay, California, Laird A. Henkel

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Master's Thesis: The influence of dissolved copper on the production of domoic acid by Pseudo-nitzschia species in Monterey Bay, California : laboratory experiments and field observations, Nicolas Christopher Ladizinsky

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Master's Thesis: To what extent can regional art and literature serve as an academic framework to connect CSUMB freshmen to their off-campus housing?, Lila Staples

Capstones/Theses from 2002

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Capstone Project: A celluloid history of Blacks in America, Ana Maria Zoellin

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Capstone Project: A look at crab monitoring in the Elkhorn Slough, Jennifer Everly

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Capstone Project: Anything less than a man : race, manhood, and insurgency in the US military, 1970-1974, Kevin Miller

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Capstone Project: A protocol for MPA data collection and comparison : case studies in temperate and tropical oceans, Marnie Meyer

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Capstone Project: Artway to academics, Jane Cohen

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Capstone Project: A spatial and temporal analysis of trichloroethylene contamination in the aquifers under the former Fort Ord landfill, Kristy J. Meyer

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Capstone Project: Assets of a multicultural curriculum in high school English classrooms, Kelley Ghione

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Capstone Project: A women's script : individual recognition through created community, Laurel Hunter

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Capstone Project: Barbed wire and bars, Chandra Apperson

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Capstone Project: Beyond "Pesticides and Beyond" : the partnership of creative writing and service learning in engendering and perpetuating social activism, Paul David Tuff

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Capstone Project: Building on the dynamics of youth violence, Noah V. Solis

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Capstone Project: Camouflaged : domestic violence and the military family, Mary Porter

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Capstone Project: Continuous academic improvement : a case study comparison of private and public school, Shannon Wheelan

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Capstone Project: Counseling Mexican American high school students, Juanita Lopez

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Capstone Project: Deals and crumbs : a novella depicting child sex slavery, Graham Blake

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Capstone Project: Developing a policy that would permit California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) to obtain Cal OSHA certification to complete field inspections, Tamara Murphy

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Capstone Project: Dietrich Bonhoeffer : applying his ethic to contemporary U.S.--responding to 911, David Michael Hensler

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Capstone Project: Equal pay, comparable worth and the wage gap : from Rosie the Riveter to the presen, Aimee Edwards-Altadonna

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Capstone Project: Ethics for a global economy : in the wake of 9-11, Karen Monica Patty

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Capstone Project: Evaluation of recruitment methods, Jennifer Tennyson

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Capstone Project: Examining the "skin trade" : a cultural and juridical analysis of the Internet's perpetuation of the sex tourism industry, Janelle Sanders

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Capstone Project: Fairy tale females : what three Disney classics tell us about women, Debbie Mead

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Capstone Project: Female entrepreneurs, Elizabeth Ross

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Capstone Project: Filling in the blanks : IHSS desk reference and Power Point presentation, Christina Witkowski

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Capstone Project: Finding potential linkages between age, severity, and water stress in pitch canker, Fussarium circinatum, infested Monterey pines in Asilomar State Park, Monterey, California, Dave Contreras

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Capstone Project: From braceros to amnesty grantees : three generations of immigration history, Luís Méndez M.

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Capstone Project: Healing from rape without prejudice : an advocate's struggle, Tiffani Mychelle Jessup

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Capstone Project: HIV/AIDS education and prevention outreach program for women, Catrina Flores

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Capstone Project: How probation caseload size variations affect performance, Ian Titus

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Capstone Project: Hunger and homelessness awareness week, Tamara John

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Capstone Project: Identity education in conflict resolution, Mathew De Cristo

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Capstone Project: Inspiring women to vote : what would it take?, Courtney Kuhn

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Capstone Project: Jewel of the Delta : Mound Bayou, Mississippi, Charles C., Stringer

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Capstone Project: Language planning to construct power, inequality, and hegemony, Arturo Ruelas

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Capstone Project: Learning to fight dragons : finding creative writing in low-income and high-minority schools, Erin Marie Soos

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Capstone Project: Multicultural literature through the eyes of the reader, Marie Elizabeth Ricco

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Capstone Project: My backyard wildlife : creating and teaching rabies curriculum using California Standards for Science Education, Deborah Schacker

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Capstone Project: One thousand cups of tea : exploring the social & personal effects of women & travel, Rachael Snow

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Capstone Project: Opening minds : a working multicultural high school literature curriculum, Amber Bowles

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Capstone Project: Preppin' for prison : the criminalization of youth of color in American public schools, Viana-Tlanecilo Torres

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Capstone Project: Senior nutrition screening initiative, Linder Nesbitt

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Capstone Project: Standardized testing : curriculum manipulation and student learning, Adam Bumgardner

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Capstone Project: [The Akumal (Mexico) coral reef monitoring program 1994-2001], Liz Dries

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Capstone Project: The blurring of sex and sexuality : the roll [i.e. role] music videos and popular icons play in the influence of sexual identification and activity in teenage girls, Megan Grundbrecher

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Capstone Project: The North American Free Trade Agreement, as an example of regional economic integration, and the challenges of democracy in developing economic policy, Antonio Arellano

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Capstone Project: Weaving resistance : : feminist narrative in struggle for social justice, Jade Minkin