Humanities Program

Capstone Projects

During their final semester at the university, students majoring in the Humanities are required to complete a Capstone Project, in which they develop and execute a plan of scholarly inquiry in the humanities while working closely with their Capstone advisors and the Capstone Colloquium Committee. The Capstone Project is a serious piece of work representing the culmination of the student’s undergraduate work in the humanities and preparing the student for the type of research undertaken at the graduate level. The Capstone projects are presented to the university at the end of each semester at the Capstone Colloquium.


The FBI and the Barker-Karpis Gang: A case study into the struggle against America’s “Public Enemies” during the 1930s
Brooke Fisher
Advisor: Dr. Matthew Ruane

A History of Florida Tech’s Army ROTC
Adam Paulauskas
Advisor: Dr. Gordon Patterson

The Literary Lenin: What Is to Be Done with Lenin Studies?
Jullian Lane-Maire Knight
Advisor: Dr. Lisa K. Perdigao
Sarte and Siddhartha: A Comparative Examination of the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Satre and Theravada Buddhism
Kathryn A. Broderick
Advisor: Dr. Robert Shearer
Women's Voices: From Montesquieu's 'Persian Letters' to Present-day Iran
Sara Torabi
Advisor: Dr. Gabriella Baika
Is The Truth Out There? An Analysis of Pre-Columbian Pyramids and Mounds in the Americas and the Literature that Defines Archaeological Studies
Marie Kesten
Advisor: Dr. Lars Jones
The Last Pages are for You”: Placing the Fantasy Hero in a Literary Tradition
Lindsay Drown
Advisor: Dr. Lisa Perdigao

Perceptions of US- Mexican Relations from 1823 to the Present
Nicole Stone
Advisor: Dr. Robert Taylor

The Changing Culture of International Responsibility: A Case Study of the Haitain Military Coup 1991-1994
Kelly L. Deaton
Advisor: Dr. Matthew Ruane

Messaging and Framing: Related Sea Level Rise
Paul Hosburgh
Advisor: Dr. Alan Rosiene

West Nile Virus in Florida: A History
James R. Almasi
Advisor: Dr. Gordon Patterson

The Bataan Death March: In History and Memory
Jennifer J. Triolo
Advisor: Dr. Robert Taylor

Tim Gonyer
Advisor: Dr. Robert Taylor
Society and the Tudor Kitchen: A microcosm of transformative social pressures in 16th Century Britian
Rebecca Werner
Advisor: Dr. Matthew Ruane

“Happy Fatalism”: John Irving’s Mark on Poststructuralist Theory
Bayly White
Advisor: Dr. Lisa K. Perdigao

The 80th Fighter-Bomber Squadron in the Korean War
Darcy L. Webber
Advisor: Dr. Robert Taylor

The History of Women in Florida’s Legal System
Emily M. Main
Advisor: Dr. Robert Taylor

The Women’s Army Corps
Allison M Madara
Advisor: Dr. Robert Taylor

History through the Camera’s Lense: Using Oliver Stone’s Alexander to Define and Defend the Genre of Historical Film
Vincent Bisson
Advisor: Dr. Matthew Ruane

Angels in Khaki: The Evolutionary Depiction of War-time Nursing in Film: 1930-1945
Stephanie Terry Joy
Advisor: Dr. Matthew Ruane

On Patton: Film Into History
Patrick J. Harrigan
Advisor: Dr. Robert Taylor

“Ink and Thunder: Transforming Thor through Comic Format”
Shatondra Cobbs
Advisor: Dr. Matthew Ruane


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